Dress made of Rooibos tea bags at J&B Met

Donning a Rooibos inspired dress and hat at the recent J&B Met in Cape Town, Janae Maddison and her boyfriend made the semi-finals of the “Made Differently” dress category at this annual event for the lovers of horse races and high fashion.

Janae says the whole family helped to make the dress by helping to boil, dry, cut open and stitch together some 1 300 Rooibos tea bags. The cup-and-saucer hat was made from paper maché. Janae is an actuarial assistant at Sanlam, studying for her BComm Hons in Actuarial Science at Stellenbosch University.