Designer, Entrepreneur and Creative Director to the Khyris Brand
Sarojini graduated from the Reiner Academy of Fashion Design where she equipped herself with basic skills in all aspects of Fashion Design. This laid the foundation from which she was able to develop and master her skills in Design, Pattern Making, Garment Construction and Quality Control. While still at student level, she was able to establish a loyal client base where she designed and made up custom made exclusive clothing to individual clients as well as applied her newly learned pattern making knowledge to good use by offering her services to the clothing industry.
A year after graduating from Fashion Design, she commenced with teaching pattern making and sewing to women to impart a much needed skill to change and improve women’s lives. Her passion to teach came to a sudden halt when she had to leave to England for a year because of her husband’s work commitments. This was a life changing experience where she was exposed to a global arena with the best of fashion at her doorstep. It was during this period and through subsequent travels around the world that she developed an eye for detail, appreciated meticulous workmanship of international standards and became obsessed with wanting to achieve the same quality. She learnt that there was no compromise to quality and fit.
While her passion for Fashion lay deep routed, she chose not pursue her dream of a career in Fashion whilst raising her kids. During her role as a stay at home mum, she adopted a second role of student by studying part time through UNISA and obtained a Degree in Bachelor of Accounting Science. Studying with little kids taught her the value of time and how to use it wisely.
When the time was right to return to work she had two choices to make :
Go back to a Corporate Accounting environment or
become an Entrepreneur and finally pursue her Passion.
She chose the latter.
Many challenges behind her, perseverance and determination has finally allowed her to see the fruition of all her hard work. The vast experience she’s gained through owning a Fabric and Haberdashery shop, servicing the individual client with “Made to Measure” Evening, Bridal and Daywear, supplying Boutiques with her own ready to wear garments, servicing other Designers and Boutiques with pattern making and CMT services as well as training her own staff with new techniques and skills that she is constantly learning, has given her the confidence to move her brand to an online national platform with the vision to move it globally.