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  • 2/27/2017 7:13 AM Posted in article By Alik Admin

    Unemployment in SA is a contentious issue. But for us who employee people it is strange how hard it is to find employable people. People come and go like if they were a billion jobs out there. They quit their job for stupid reasons. One would assume jobs are easy to come by. We offered one lady overtime and she refused it, we offered another training and he refused it. We called people for modelling at high rates per hour--none showed up. On a related note most of the factories in the garment industry have given way to the Chinese, the government is in bed with China at the expense of local industry. Yet the focus of the retaliation is almost always towards the poor immigrant seeking a better life.

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  • 12/6/2016 4:09 PM Posted By Ocacia

    Ocacia creates modern African attire with an extreme focus on quality and cultural expression. 

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  • 10/19/2016 8:24 AM

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    Posted in article By Alik Admin

    Ancient Egyptian Harvest

    The world of linen is very complex and unstandardized for the most part. Adding to the confusion is some fabrics which are not linen are called linen. The Ancient Egyptians were one of the first civilizations to use linen in garment manufacture and harvested it from a plant known as Flax. 

     

     

     

     
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  • 10/18/2016 5:33 AM

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    Posted in article By Ocacia

    The beauty of African clothes is how our styles change in subtle ways. One day we make embroidery flowers using one technique then just like that we change the style, and it stays changed until-- just like that it changes again. One day we trim with a certain accent, one random day comes and someone tries something new. And this is African improvisation and it is not something we try to control, we let it run free-- Like Thelonious Monk on the keys. If you were fortunate enough to attend his concert on a Monday, on a Tuesday the same tunes were different. We capture this at Ocacia.

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  • 1/14/2015 4:10 PM Posted By Ocacia

    Across the globe certain names dominate: made in China, made in the USA, made in India, made in Korea. Where is “made in Africa”? 

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  • 1/14/2015 4:07 PM Posted By Ocacia

    The word Dashiki comes from the Hausa word Yarciki which means shirt. Linen was first used in Ancient Egypt...

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