The Bush Whisper Foundation is excited to announce that it will be hosting its first ever fashion show at Nkanga Lodge, in Johannesburg, on October 1.
The evening promises to be entertaining and special as the foundation has worked with local seamstresses and design students to create beautiful shweshwe garments, sourced from a local textile company in the Eastern Cape. Furthermore, guests will be able to enjoy entertainment from renowned Corlea Botha and Con Grazia, and Master of Ceremonies, Luré Delport.
Not only supporting the foundation through ticket sales, guests will be able to purchase the clothing online once the show has come to a close. The primary aim of this fashion show is to support women in the tourism industry who have been adversely affected by the pandemic, many of whom have lost their source of income.
The Bush Whisper Foundation’s goal is to assist several organisations that have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the past year. The foundation has been raising funds through various channels, one of them being an online shop which retails a variety of local products such as custom kitchen and pet apparel made with locally sourced shweshwe material. They also assist with anti-poaching and wildlife initiatives, with the aim of helping those who tirelessly work to protect African wildlife.
Talitha Oosthuizen, the visionary behind this showcase, is the co-owner of Bush Whisper Expeditions and patron of the Bush Whisper Foundation, and is a prominent figure in the tourism sector. She was recently crowned Mrs Tourism South Africa as part of the global Mrs Tourism Pageant.
She is determined to help those who need it the most. This fashion event has been a passion of hers for many months and she is excited to see it come to life, with South Africans rising up to support each other as the country continues to deal with the impact of the pandemic on the tourism and hospitality industry.
“The Bush Whisper Foundation supports various outreach efforts, one of the most important being the assistance of the South African hospitality and the tourism industry in the devastating wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the foundation has partnered with local women and design students to create a fashion line that assists in creating an income for these South Africans while the industry tries to recover,” said Oosthuizen.
Talitha hopes to grow this project year-on-year and hopes to be able to create a proudly local fashion label that generates employment for as many people as possible.
Those wishing to have a wonderful evening out while supporting a great cause, are invited to support this foundation and purchase tickets via Quicket here – https://www.quicket.co.za/events/149828-elements-of-africa/
*Strict Covid-19 protocols will be followed
For more information, contact Shelley Martin – [email protected]