• Ed Nybble

Spotlight On | Comfiwear Leathers, sisters doing it for themselves!

Comfiwear Leathers offers a huge variety of different style leather handbags, purses, backpacks, and other leather accessories.

They also sell a wide variety of genuine cowhides which are sold per square meter, as well as offcuts sold per kilo, and on occasion supplied clients with professional, yet affordable assistance with furniture.

Established in 2015, Ilhaam Samaai Scello set sail as captain of her own boat, wanting to achieve her dreams and vision of one-day adding value and purpose to people’s lives.

An ex Human Resources manager, with a background in psychology, Ilhaam felt it was time to do something that gave her a sense of purpose. After joining her husband in his company in 2008 and learning the ropes of what it takes to run your own business, she felt the time was right for her to venture out and so, Comfiwear Leathers was born.

She runs the business with her sister, Nafeesa Samaai Richards and these two moms make a powerful duo. Nafeesa managing retail sales and Ilhaam on wholesale and bulk sales.

While they do sell direct, they have focused on building up a network of agents who are finding that it’s easy to supplement your income when selling an affordable, but quality product.

We suddenly found ourselves supplying more and more women and families who were looking to earn a second income or simply just becoming independent business owners.”

In the early days, one has to look beyond the short term pain of establishing a business and while our profits were small they were consistent enough to continue empowering others.

My agents were able to see a difference in the pocket and achieve certain goals through maintaining this business. I finally felt like I was achieving my dream of successfully adding value to people’s lives by giving them opportunities to uplift themselves.

As the old adage goes, ‘one can never have too many bags' which means this business always has a steady stream of clients. And the fact they are authentic, affordable and fashionable makes it so much easier.

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Ilhaam Samaai Scello | +27 83 50111 55 | ilhaams@hotmail.com

Nafeesa Samaai Richards | +27 76 506 0279 | nafeesa_01@hotmail.com

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