To celebrate the first global creative platform for NB Lifestyle, New Balance South Africa is releasing a three-part video series centred on the idea that numbers speak louder than words. In this clip we’re introduced to the Jo’burg-based entrepreneurs and New Balance tastemakers behind Kaus Kulture.
We get to know Kabelo Moabelo and Marcus Prime a little better in this countdown Q&A.
What are 5 words that sum each of you up?
Marcus Prime: Energy, creativity, speed, progress, happiness.
Kabelo Moabelo: Compassionate, loving, ambitious, innovative, patient.
Tell us about 4 things that inspire or motivate you.
Marcus: I am inspired by:
1) Entrepreneurship – creating and developing projects from scratch, bred from a pure source.
2) Art – creativity and free will to express oneself and influence diverse messages through your art and the various interpretations of those who receive it.
3) Self-realisation – having an understanding of oneself and standing firm in one’s natural instincts.
4) Aiding others – being able to connect with people on a deep and genuine level by helping them to feel the happiness that’s all around us.
What are the 3 most important lessons you’ve learnt since launching Kaus Kulture?
Kabelo: Starting a business requires hard work. Patience is something you learn, as obstacles are unforeseen. And lastly it has taught me about dedication and the power of persistence.
The 2 most rewarding moments since starting your brand?
Marcus: Our first online sale, and the New Balance collaboration.
What’s the 1 thing that keeps you ‘always in beta’?