Madri Scherman

This Stellenbosch graduate went from molecular science into designing her own luxury handbag range.

Madri studied molecular science at Stellenbosch University, but followed her creative side full-time after that to work in design. She started Masch, a leather company where she designs and  makes ageless hand-stitched items.

She says she is inspired by simplicity and has two collections now namely, the Hand-stitched Collection and the more luxury collection called the Saffiano Collection.

"As I am still very new in the industry, I would like to form part of the program to gain experience and exposure," she says of her expectations of the Design Indaba Emerging Creatives programme.