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Design Twenty Six is the brain child of Suraya Williams who started the company as a legacy to her late mother, who was also a designer.

Speaking to CapeTalk's John Maytham, Suraya says her mother wanted her to follow in her footsteps, but she took another career path.

It was only in 2013 that Suraya decided to quit the corporate world which she had invested in for 14 years, and started Design Twenty Six.

Suraya designs and manufactures ladies versatile, vintage inspired classics and offers special occasions wear like matric farewell dresses, and clothes for weddings, funerals and other celebrations.

My mother would be very proud of me. Sometimes I have an outer-body experience that I cant even believe this is me doing what I'm doing, because I was never interested in what I am doing now. And when i look at my work and I feel proud...

Suraya Williams, Design Twenty Six owner

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