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Design fundi fuses fashion and tech to create unique lifestyle products

11 October 2017 1:21 PM
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Inga Gubeka
Inga Atelier
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Entrepreneur Inga Gubeka's brand, Inga Atelier, makes unique wooden and leather bags, combining technology with aesthetic appeal.

Entrepreneur Inga Gubeka is the founder of new contemporary lifestyle brand Inga Atelier.

Inga Atelier makes unique wooden and leather bags, fusing technology with wooden and leather accessories.

The collection includes backpacks, clutches, totes and laptop bags.

Gubeka was born in Ngqeleni, in the Eastern Cape and and moved to Durban were he studied design at Durban University of Technology (DUT).

Read: Driven fashionista Thula Sindi on how he became a household name

He later moved to study at the Cape Town University of Technology (CPUT) where he started his first entrepreneurial venture in 2012, Indalo Décor.

Indalo Décor morphed from an interior and industrial design company to an artisanal crafts and accessories business.

He decided to use wood to make clutches, tote bags and backpacks - creating a name from himself in the industry during his debut at the Design Indaba.

Also read: Gugulethu entrepreneur making her imprint with bold fashion business

Gubeka has now parted ways with Indalo Décor as it takes a new direction, and has re-entered the market with his brand Inga Atelier.

He explains that Inga Atelier specialises in fashion tech, combing aesthetic appeal with functionality and convenience.

Things can't just look good anymore, they need to serve more of a purpose.

Inga Gubeka, designer and founder of Inga Atelier

Inga Atelier is in the process of developing a range of totes and bags that wirelessly charge cellphones and laptops.

Designers need to change things because things are not waiting for us to change.

Inga Gubeka, designer and founder of Inga Atelier

People are using tech everyday and it's about time that we take it to another level.

Inga Gubeka, designer and founder of Inga Atelier

Inga Atelier will be showing the Dubai Leather Fair in February 2018 and Japan Fashion Fair in October next year.

Take a listen to his inspiring entrepreneurial journey:


11 October 2017 1:21 PM
Tags:
Fashion
design
Inga Gubeka
Inga Atelier
products
wood
leather

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