Team Filly

Team Filly

MEET THE FILLY TEAM
At Filly Leather we don't use people to build a company we use the company to build people. WE VALUE PEOPLE! To truly appreciate your filly product we believe you need to meet our awesome team
Michelle Ellis “2016”

Michelle Ellis “2016”

Staff
Factory

How on earth did I manage without Michelle? Michelle and her husband are friends of ours and she needed a break from what she was doing. I on the other hand had a desperate need for someone to help me organise our Filly brand and serve our clients with excellence. She’s filled the gap perfectly; a sincere, genuine person with a brave and faith-filled heart! What to love @Filly? “Every day with all its learnings”

Thomas Makena “2015”

Thomas Makena “2015”

Staff
Factory

We heard about Thomas from a trusted friend who was concerned for Thomas and his desperation to find work. I was asked to give Thomas a chance, with no stitching or leather experience but a humble learning attitude. Mamma Beauty trained him in three weeks to stitch. Today he not only stitches with perfection, he has become a phenomenal cutter & finisher! A truly trustworthy man! What do you love @Filly? “Love my work and the people @Filly’s, enjoy the company” What have you learned? “Respect”

Salminah Sello “2015”

Salminah Sello “2015”

Staff
Factory

Silent hard worker, great team player and happy to fill her role. Honour is written all over her life, respect for others comes easy for her. As an unemployed wife and mother of 1 boy Johanna let us know about her – we’ve never looked back. She gets the job done! What to love @Filly “Everyone is friendly, learned to stitch” What have you learned? “Understand each other and respect for one another”

Lindiwe Maimela “2015”

Lindiwe Maimela “2015”

Staff
Factory

There’s a deep compassion and life reflected in her eyes – she’s dearly loved by the team! Lindiwe as an unemployed wife and mother of 3 boys, 2 adopted and 1 of her own she become one of my hero’s. While without work she still kept on loving unconditionally and gave sacrificially, that’s love. Lindiwe is a tender hearted loving person! What do you love @Filly? “Good environment” What have you learned? “How to be honest and respect one another”

Nkosi Sigwayi “2015”

Nkosi Sigwayi “2015”

Staff
Factory

Nkosi is the happiest person who always keeps the friendly atmosphere in the factory going! A single divorced dad looking after 2 boys and 1 girl. Worked with Ian and lost his work when the factory closed down. Honesty marks his life! What do you love @Filly? “Learning about the word of God, improve my work, want to see the company grow” What have you learned? “

Rhoda Lukhombo “2014”

Rhoda Lukhombo “2014”

Staff
Factory

Rhoda is Beauty’s daughter. Like all mothers Beauty’s concern about her daughter caused her to ask if we would make room for her if she committed to teach her the skill of stitching – two years later she has proven herself to be one of our treasured team members. Rhoda takes pride in her appearance and grooms like this everyday! A single mother of 1 boy. What do you love @Filly: “Friendly environment & the spiritual growth” What have you learned? “Being a Christian”

Beauty Lukhombo “2012/2013”

Beauty Lukhombo “2012/2013”

Staff
Factory

Our very 1st Filly employee. She worked for an upholstery company that closed down and faced the uncertainty of not knowing how she as a widow will provide for her family of four, “2 boys and 2 girls”. Someone gave me her number, a day later she started stitching in my garage at home; where it all began! She’s an incredibly faithful employee. What do you love working @Filly? I have money for food and schooling for my children. What have you learned? “respect one another”

Phillip Pretorius

Phillip Pretorius

Founder
Pretoria

I see myself as the most privileged and blessed by God to be surrounded with such amazing people who I’ve truly grown to love. My dad and mom are the reason for who I am today, my wife has been my example of how to love people sincerely and my faith in Jesus is the foundation and motivation for living! What I love @Filly is to see people come in and be transformed physically and spiritually. I am learning daily how to build a great team that will impact the world through business.