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Nomcebo's Secondhand Shop

Nomcebo Hlongwa is 36 years old and from Isipingo, Kwazulu-Natal. Via The Wellness Centre Trust, she was able to do a Business course and several trainings, but it has been difficult for her to find a steady job. She currently lives with her mother and tries to provide for her 2 children. 

The Dress Shop has set up a program for her to start her own secondhand shop by selling clothes that have small flaws. Nomcebo has followed a Sewing Class through Grace Aid and is able to fix and mend clothes, whereafter she can sell them. She goes to the local markets in Isipingo or sells them via her own Facebook page Nomcebo’s Secondhand Shop.

We would like to thank the customers of The Dress Shop who are happy to donate their clothes in case we are not able to sell them. We try to keep the quality of our clothes high but also try to avoid clothes ending up in landfills. This way we can enforce circular fashion even more.


The Princess Project

The Princess Project assists matric learners whose parents cannot afford to hire or buy an outfit for their matric dance.

Erica Pienaar started the initiative in Cape Town in 2006 with now over 32 branches in the country.

There are many young girls who can't go to their matric dance because they can't afford to, so they miss out on what's probably one of the most memorable moments in their life. Now with the Princess Project having a branch here in Durban, a lot more young women will have the opportunity to feel like a princess.

You may donate gowns, shoes and accessories at The Dress Shop in 2 Belgrave Crescent,             Durban North.

Thank you!

The Mina Foundation

The Mina Foundation supplies and educates girls in underprivileged areas with the menstrual cup. Most school girls who can’t afford sanitary products often miss a couple of days of school

EVERY month!

Using a menstrual cup has so many benefits

-cost effective (+/-R200 per cup)

-durable (5-10 years)

-reusable and ecofriendly

-convenient (up to 12 hours)


By providing something so simple and small, we can change the lives of many girls and make an end to period poverty!

Every month, The Dress Shop donates 10% of the profits to this wonderful non-profit organisation.

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