Capitec client, Founder and Creative Director of Caraci Clothing, Sebo Marobela, shares an African fashion experience visitors to Jozi won’t soon forget.

For tourists and locals alike, who visit downtown Joburg, there’s now an unforgettable personalized experience on offer, customizing an original piece of African fashion from Caraci Clothing. This buzzing start-up, founded by Sebo Marobela, is retelling the story of Jozi and African fashion and textiles – for all the world to hear. What sets his brand apart is Sebo’s way of turning the urban, Jozi vibe into a unique, wearable memento of your visit in the form of a custom bomber jacket or an African print clothing item – which you see being made, on the day, from concept to finished garment.

The experience starts in the historical fashion square in old Johannesburg city where your first stop is a visit to an African textile shop. With hundreds of vibrant textiles and designs on display, you get the chance to find a fabric that screams Africa and Johannesburg, but still fits your personality and style. Thereafter, the design team takes your measurements back in the studio and together, you collaborate to create your custom jacket. Not only do you end up with a bespoke designer item, but you also walk away with basic stitching and hand sewing skills taught in a practical lesson. The experience finally comes together in a photoshoot in the trendy neighbourhoods of Maboneng and Braamfontein.

Having grown up in the township of Namakgale, it wasn’t always easy for Creative Director, Sebo Marobela, to express himself through the medium he loved – fashion. But the designer hasn’t let any negativity deter him or dampen his African pride. His designs are a true reflection of the unique individual he is, not afraid to disrupt the status quo. It comes as no surprise then that Sebo chose to bank with Capitec. Naturally, he appreciates their customer-centric focus and how the bank has proven again and again that they are not afraid to be disruptors or innovators in the banking industry.

Marketing Portfolio Lead for Capitec in Johannesburg, Omphile Mono, joined the Caraci team for this fashion experience. As a fan of streetwear start-ups and of helping them to grow, Omphile was looking forward to meeting the team, learning a new skill, and walking away with a completely original bomber jacket. Under the team’s expert guidance, the fashion forward Capitec employee could only admire the business idea, skilful and speedy execution, and straight-up coolness of this creative business endeavour. She was thrilled to add her support. Even more commendable, is how this business in turn, supports many others in the area. Involving customers from start to finish has been a stroke of genius for this brand and they’ve turned their small size and downtown location into an advantage, drawing business to them.

For Capitec, it is start-ups and entrepreneurs like Sebo that really prove that South Africa and its people have much to offer the world, and being part of this journey, is what it is all about. With its range of digital payments and payment options available to Capitec clients through the Capitec app, earning, managing your money and living better, could not be more convenient or simple.

If you share a similar passion to blaze your own trail like Sebo and Capitec, perhaps it is time to switch to SA’s Best Digital Bank? Visit to find out more.

Sebo and Omphile share a passion for fashion that allows you to wear who you are. Capitec applauds the originality and are always there to help support their account holders to live better and be simply unforgettable.

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If you have your own smart, new, and originally African business idea, you could stand the chance of winning a R1000 cash prize, courtesy of Capitec. Tell us all about your aspirations by simply replying to the competition post on social media platforms using #LiveBetterWithCapitec. The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 30 April.  Ts&Cs apply and can be found here: Ts&Cs.



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