She quit her 9 to 5 job to pursue her hobby and it's turned out to be her biggest success!

She quit her 9 to 5 job to pursue her hobby and it's turned out to be her biggest success!

A wonderfully inspired story of a woman choosing passion over fear...

Inga Sebata poses with her kimono
Inga Sebata poses with her kimono/Instagram Screenshot/@Stitchedbyinga

Very rarely would you find someone who is willing to give up their security to pursue their dream. 

It comes with that sense of fear that has been engrained into us from a young age. The fear that comes with parents wanting the best life for their kids. A fear that sometimes confines rather than embraces talent. 

But this was not the case for Inga Sebata - a young and inspiring woman who made the plunge and is soaring for it...

Our Woman Crush this Wednesday is dedicated to Inga, the owner and founder of Stitched By Inga

"Sebata, who formally started her company in 2019, says she initially started making clothes as a hobby." (IOL)

She shared that this was something she wanted to do outside of being a wife and a mother. But leaving her full-time job to pursue her hobby became a "a bold and proud move for" her. 


"Sebata says her clothing business is different from others because of the home consultations she does for clients who aren’t able to come to her." (IOL)

The idea for her business is strongly connected to her love for "fashion, class, timeless pieces, accessibility and affordability." (IOL)

In three years, her business has grown and she has witnessed the success in revenue, which has tripled over the years. She initially started with one machine, but now has five. 

"She also built a home studio, but her goal is to have a physical, brick-and-mortar store in Johannesburg. She also hopes to partner with other retailers to list her clothing line in their stores, as well as to have her brand known both nationally and internationally." (IOL)

Stitched by Inga saw great success during the pandemic. Inga said she saw a rise in people wanting to buy local so that small businesses didn't have to close. 

She certainly is an inspiring woman who is doing it, but remember that it doesn't come without hard work. 

Check out the below post, with Zoleka Mandela wearing one of her designs:

Image Courtesy of Instagram

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