In early February 2017, she embarked on her journey freelancing for a small pattern company in Randburg. Around March, Dudu joined Tembisa Trendsetters where she was responsible for trend analysis, graphics for events, research regarding planned projects, fitting schedules and learing about the production of executing a fashion event.
“ URBANKNACK is a state-of-the-art BONA-FIDE, up to the minute trendy, Hip-chic brand with fashion of the world analytics incorporated to SA culture breeding a new world of afro pop civilians a distinctive Threads&Trends brand founded by myself “- explains Ratsuma Dudu is also giving back to the community by teaching basic pattern drafting, basic sewing, styling, & executing an idea from thought to a physical piece at Design Ministries.
Ratsuma also sponsored a finalist for ‘Face of Township South Africa ‘ pageant. The finalist is a current resident of Ratsuma’s hometown Alexandra Township. The pageant was sponsored by Soweto TV and the Soweto Theatre and should air later this year on DSTV channel 251.