Brutus Singo (25) is an entrepreneur from Ronderbult (Germiston) who owns a clothing brand named ‘6 Pac’ it specialises in local fashion, and it sells hoodies, hats, sweaters, t-shirts, pants and caps.
He mentions that he is the sole owner of the business, however, his team (Confidence Singo, Njabulo Mdebuka, Botshelo Phalane, Yolanda Makaula and Esihle Nkatula) has been instrumental in making sure that the business runs smoothly, hence it has been operating from 2018. His ambassador, Siyamthanda Mjuda who also plays a role in the favourable outcome of the business divulged, saying, “I was a football coach at Supreme United FC for a long time, so that taught me how to manage and work with people. At the same time, I loved fashion and I saw how clothes could be unaffordable, especially the ones that are aligned with what I like, therefore I decided to design clothes that will be affordable for people who like stylish clothes. My target market is usually the youth, I’m part of the youth myself so I know what kind of style most of them would prefer. The only challenge I face with my customers is that our clothes usually take time to be delivered in other provinces and some of my customers complain about that issue. However, we believe all shall be well and hopefully someday we’ll see ‘6 Pac’ shelved in most retail stores around South Africa,” added Singo.
The entrepreneur adds that he would love to see more support from the residents of East Rand and he would like to work with anyone who is tailoring with a cargo fabric. He further explained that he would love to collaborate with artists who are shooting music videos as his brand also specialises in dressing up models. “My way of doing business is different and cool. Apart from our prices being affordable and very reasonable, I try to be creative with my brand all the time, hence we offer free photo shoots to anyone who buys our items,” Singo expressed wittily.
He concluded by saying that his clothes are tailor made and he enjoys being in such a business although it is not easy but it is worth it, and his also fond of the roller coaster that comes with running his business. He advises people to research about the types of businesses they want to get into, and to be creative as they initiate their concepts, to put in the work, be friendly and most of all they must be passionate about what they are doing in order to enjoy it.
By Palesa Ndinisa