Malesela Rachel "Ouma" Tema- Creative and Founding Director: Plus-Fab
Born on the 23/09/1984 in a small intimate township called Namakgale (LIMPOPO province).
TUT Graduate (ND: Public Management)
Former student leader (former SRC’s information and publicity officer 2004-2005 TUT)
Former Treasury General of TUT Convocation and Former Member of TUT Council (2014-2016)
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Finalist (Emerging Business)
Mail and Gaudian 2017 Top 200 Young South African
The story started when shopping would be a nightmare for Ouma Tema, its either she found what she wanted but never in her size. Everything in her size had grandma written all over them. When life gave the business woman lemons she decided to make lemonade.
Ouma Tema started making her own clothes sharing it on social media, friends and fellow plus size ladies kept on asking where she got all the clothes and sharing with her their shopping frustrations. She saw the gap in the market and launched her own fashion brand targeting plus size women. Her mission is to challenge the stereotype concept that curves have no place in the fashion industry.
From operating out of the boot of her car and garage at her apartment, today Plus-Fab has a fully-fledged production factory employing 16 people and sell through the fastest growing retail chain The Space at the following Branches:
Gauteng : Rosebank, Clearwater, Brooklyn, Woodlands and Mall of Africa
KZN : Gateway and Pavilion mall
Western Cape : Cavendish and Canal walk mall
Eastern Cape : Baywest Mall
Ouma Tema is a passionate business woman with interest in fashion, marketing and communications. She is one of the most sought-after plus size fashion designer in SA and neighboring countries.