- Jul 20 2022Categories: Dress PoliticsWhat happens with all of this special knowledge that Ocacia has accumulated in our short journey. Yesterday, we found this new cool way to cut that increase speed by 10%, it may not sound like a lot but if you keep doing this over the years all of these little innovations add up. We have so many ways to make clothes, so many ways to develop websites, make big production videos on a budget, color correct photos, and so many cool workflows, and work ethics stored up here. What happens to all of that when we are no more? It dies here! Common African story.But in Europe and Asia, it does not die with one personality or one company. It lives on and is passed down in documents and institutionalized ways of doing things. Companies are inherited and grow. Generally speaking in Africa
- Sep 01 2021
Every company writes a beautiful write-up on how they are dedicated to customer care. But we are judged only by our actions, not our pretty words. How strong is a bridge? You only know when you try to cross it. And this is what customer service really means. How does a company perform when you need their service?
- Aug 26 2021
Do you have to be "pretty" to be a model? Well, that is only one consideration. These days they putting anyone on the cover of Vogue. Because what places like Vogue like to do is SHOCK YAH! So skinny, asexual, dehydrated, and anemic might be the new look for them. Vogue etc is not into diversity, they are into shock.
- Aug 18 2021
Social media has altered our world. And sometimes that has not always been for the best. In 2005 when we made 500 Years Later things were actually better for us without social media. Now, everyone with 2 cents is in the same space as people with 2 million. So the entry-level for us in film was to own some serious equipment and produce serious quality content. That high bar in itself separated out who is who. If you did not have this equipment the notion of making content did not exist even as a dream. Now today people can make content on their phones. Do they have to kill themselves to learn the art of cinema? And those same people are sharing a platform with people who invest 1000s of dollars into doing professional content. To the viewer—it is all the same. No extra value is given to high production value and skills in the arts. A professional photoshoot showcasing clothes will end up getting 3 likes and a selfie video with someone dancing in front of a mirror will blow up with 4K. A
- Jul 24 2021Categories: Business of Fashion
What we see a lot of in Africa is ego dominating ability. Someone is quick to apply grand titles to their name like Dr, scholar, filmmaker, web developer, director of photography yet not have those skills in a professional capacity. But how do those skills match up in the global world is another issue.
- Jul 14 2021Categories: Ocacia story
The African denim jacket and Ocacia: It was during lockdown when a loyal customer ask that we make his denim jacket. We had tried before and it was a terrible disaster. But we are older now, we have the in-house skillset. So we again reached out to our buddy Faisal who runs one of the oldest denim factories in Durban and he lent us some pattern blocks. Now his pattern blocks did not work out 100% and every time we tried to make jackets we failed. And you need to understand what failing means.
- Jul 08 2021
Our new state-of-the-art website is live and waiting on you. The most advanced African clothing store in the entire world. Our new site features some hot features such as elastic search, a complex lookbook and our new blog post to document the journey of African fashion.
- Jun 20 2021
Premium-grade final goods are critical to the growth of any industry. Almost every industry is top-down, the most beautiful artwork of any country is expensive. The most beautiful African mask takes time, and as a result costs. You see when the only products Africa produces for local consumption are low-end, it has a kickback to the quality of craftsmanship available in our Motherland.
- Jun 19 2021
Afro- Jeans: For the first time in Africa -- African "traditional" jeans blend perfectly with your Ocacia tops. Premium made by hand. African accents, Deep pockets, customizable. Nothing says individuality like rocking some Ocacia African denim. Traditional African jeans reflect African culture in modernity. All jeans are a relaxed straight cut. We do more than make jeans, we make wearable art.