THE JOURNAL - A blog by ODRIN

10 November 2017

Meet Josh Meltz and Adam Duxbury: The Guys Behind Granadilla Swim

Meet ODRIN Men Adam Duxbury & Josh Meltz: Childhood friends and joint owners of successful local swimwear label, Granadilla Swim. This summer, they’re collaborating with ODRIN to create lightweight summer shirts – the perfect balanced pairing for the bold & striking prints their swim shorts have become synonymous with.

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30 October 2017

Meet Mzi Kumalo: Living His Legacy

Meet acclaimed local film director Mzi Kumalo. With almost a decade of experience under his belt, he’s one of the country’s most sought-after talents, having worked behind-the-scenes of many memorable commercials that have graced our TV screens.

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18 September 2017

Meet Nhlanhla Dlamini: Thinking Local, Going Global

Meet Nhlanhla Dlamini: Founder & Managing Director of Maneli Group – a proudly South African enterprise that exports local produce to North-America and Europe. With fast growth after just two years in business, Maneli is on the fast-track to etching its place as one of SA’s business success stories.

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4 September 2017

Meet Taire Avbovbo: The Man Behind Odrin

Meet Mr Odrin, Taire Avbovbo: Founder & CEO of apparel retail technology company, Odrin. With a global mindset, and African roots, it wasn’t long before Taire followed his true passion to create a visionary brand on the continent with a global reach and appeal.

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24 August 2017

Meet Roy Gluckman: Agent of Change

Meet Roy Gluckman: Diversity & Inclusions Consultant at his firm, Cohesion Collective, focussed on the creation of social cohesion. It was after taking a hard look at his own notions & beliefs that Roy decided to challenge others to do the same through his work.

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10 August 2017

Meet Chad Petersen: For The Love of Leather

Meet Chad Petersen: Managing Director, Co-Owner and Industrial Designer at Cape Town-based luxury leather goods producer, Research Unit. What started from the R5500 sale of an iPhone has since grown into a reputable industry expert trusted by man, including Odrin.

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20 July 2017

Meet Rob: Creating Change For Good

Meet Rob LeBlanc, Chief Investment Officer at the Awethu Project, who uses his corporate finance skills to improve society. His focus on making an impact extends beyond his work and is evident in his responsible style choices too.

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14 July 2017

Meet Kola: Tailored for the Future

Meet Kolawole “Kola” Olajide: a qualified engineer who has merged his passions for technology and education to start his own business. He’s an innovator, shaping the future of education on the continent in effortless, timeless style.

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21 June 2017

Stylish by Nature

Meet Samir Randera-Rees: passionate nature-lover, and environmental change agent. Like nature, his classic yet standout wardrobe choices never go out of style

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25 May 2017

Meet Tade, bridge builder and serial entrepreneur

Hailing from Nigeria, educated in London, and living in South Africa, Tade Olulade is a true citizen of the world. As an advocate for Africa, he aims is to shed a light on the Continent by harnessing its full potential

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12 May 2017

Meet Paul: Ice-cream Enthusiast turned Entrepreneur

  Paul Ballen is confirmation that hard work really does pay off. From feeling uncertain about his professional future, to turning a hobby into a viable business, the proof really is in the pudding.  

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4 May 2017

Meet Thoba, opportunity creator and Global Shaper

A keen sense of self-awareness is what drives Thoba to open doors of opportunity for others. He is passionate about using his full potential to make a positive impact on the world