About us

Our Mission & Vision
Sewing Suid-Kaap is driven by a passionate team, each with their own area of expertise. We believe that it is important for you to know who we are.  Our team members all share the outlook of your business is our business.

Our Team
The Sewing Suid-Kaap team constantly push themselves to improve and adapt to our fast-paced technology-driven world.  Our team is dedicated to deliver the best possible service and provide you with the highest-quality products. Our passion for the sewing industry and loyalty towards our customers is visible in our work.

 

Theo du Preez

Theo studied Forestry at the Saasveld Forestry College in George and thereafter accepted a severance package from Cape Nature Conservation.  Theo and wife Ina du Preez decided to embrace their entrepreneurial skills and started the Cafe Dulce Continental Coffee shop in George and went on to win several Franchisee of the year awards.  The coffee shop was sold in October 2005 and the journey to Sewing Suid Kaap began.

Ina du Preez

Ina studied nursing in Pretoria and qualified as a nursing sister at the Pietersburg hospital where she furthered her studies and qualified as a theatre sister. She joined her husband Theo in a new business venture when they moved from Alexandria, Eastern Cape to George.  The business, Cafe Dulce Continental Coffee shop won several Franchisee of the year awards. After the business was sold in 2005 Ina joined her husband in opening Singer George, which later became Sewing Suid Kaap.

James Shackleton

James started his career in the sewing industry in 1996 after having completed all the technical courses and offered a post at ELNA head office where he worked for 5 years.  After deciding to relocate to George he opened an Elna dealership. James’ connections and experience within the sewing industry is invaluable. James decided to join forces with Theo and Ina and joined Sewing Suid-Kaap in 2013 took the business to the next successful level.