Through sheer heart and grit, Cape entrepreneur reaps what she sews
I want to better our economy and create more jobs, says brave business woman Carmy Davis who took a leap of faith
It was Carmy Davis’s dream to one day revive her mother’s sewing business.
A former machinist for Triumph, Myrtle Davis had struck out on her own in 2006 with her own cut, make and trim (CMT) operation which employed struggling seamstresses from the Cape Flats.
But tragedy struck in 2012 when Myrtle died suddenly. Davis’s grieving father, Gustave, who worked as a porter at Tygerberg hospital, was forced to shut the business and lay off the seamstresses...