Students and Graduates Achievements
Marlene Dreyer designs and copyrights a pattern making instrument for the use of drafting basic block patterns. Full-time and part-time students benefit from the use of this, as pattern making is simplified. Prior to this, various block making instruments were imported, tried and tested but due to incorrect fitting results, and difficult instructions an alternative was sought. Hence the development of a pattern making instrument that overcomes problems of price, availability, accuracy and simplicity. Local newspaper, once again features an article titled, “Invention puts city on the word map.”
“Pattern making Instrument news – part 2”
The North West Record, reports on the successful development of the Pattern making Instrument designed by Marlene. Due to interest shown from the home seamstresses and various training institutes, Marlene decides to market the instrument nationally. Registration of the patent and in-depth market research is started with the assistance of Victoria Koorzen. Marlene and Vicky join forces to establish a closed corporation: X!Act Design cc, which will market and distribute the instrument together with various products related and used in Pattern Construction. Local newspaper again report on this in their article, “Klerksdorper maak nuus in die SA klerebedryf.”
“Boss of the Year”
Marlene is awarded, “Boss of the Year” by the Hit Parade and staff and students of the North West School of Design.
Businesswoman of the Year!
The Wesvaal Chamber of Business selects, Marlene as Businesswoman of the Year. Remarkable achievement! , and the local newspaper reports on the winners in the various categories.