The second-hand clothing store for Vukuhambe in Gugulethu was opened during November 2009 and aims to support the workshop and its members financially. This clothing store caters only for females.
The workshop activities put people and their community, rather than profit, at the centre of their goal. The second-hand clothing store is also another opportunity to generate an income to further their social goals. The profit from these stores could be used to support the workshops’ social aim. Clothing for these stores is predominantly obtained via donations. The local manager and members at these workshops manage the day to day running of these shops which include pricing the goods. The role of DWDE is to assist the different workshops mainly with sourcing of good quality clothing, training of workshops members, in marketing, financial and business management.