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October 24, 2019

Inspired by facets of meditative spirituality and travel, we present our very first Ready-To-Wear Collection on the runway at South African Fashion Week for our AW'20 Collection Entitled 'Pilgrim'.

"I designed this collection based on key pieces I always wanted to have in my wardrobe and just could not find them around, so I decided to make my own pieces. It was also important that my journey into meditation and finding true spirituality played a part in the designs", says Creative Director, Erin-Lee Petersen. 

With the help of Chad Petersen, Director and accessories designer and the design team at Research Unit Studio, the pieces and looks fell beautifully into place. The  pieces that are classic and timeless, yet contemporary and travel orientated, complimenting our travel goods.

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Are Fashion Seasons Obsolete? Ep 3
Are Fashion Seasons Obsolete? Ep 3

July 29, 2020


Today, Chad and Erin-Lee are back on the Podcast, Episode 3, answering some of your questions and discussing our next collection and it not being seasonal and how other designers have opted to do the same, after the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

We would love to hear more from our listeners, so please ask us questions and get involved.

Hope you enjoy today's episode

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Episode 2 with Featured Guest, Gary Cotterell
Episode 2 with Featured Guest, Gary Cotterell

July 22, 2020

Today we chat to our very first guest, Gary  Cotterell. He takes us on his journey of his career in Media, enduring mistakes and trails in his life and also how we came to be friends since 2012. 

We also chat about the Rorke's Drift Community, the rich history and significance of the weaving community in the KZN Midlands, South Africa and what they need to continue the work they do and how we can help by creating something functional with the carpets and bring the vibe back to life. 

Thank You to Gary who took the time out of his busy schedule to spend the morning with us and for your positivity during this crazy time. 

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July 15, 2020

The Design [ Matter ] Podcast is a platform to showcase young designers, artists and every kind of creative out there to speak about what's happening in their businesses and lives and really what gives them the drive to continue.

In Episode 1, Chad Petersen, Managing Director at Research Unit and I chat about Research Unit [ Studio ], the business, the bag and leather industry and the difficulties we face during this time. We highlight this new platform for all our fans, listeners and viewers to comment and engage in a positive, creative way so we all can have our voices heard. Episode 1 Lets Go!

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