We are hiring!

Part Time Sales Assistant Required

five8ths is a small shirt making company located in Maboneng, and we are seeking an enthusiastic sales assistant who can work weekends. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, and a passion for as well as an ability to convey the qualities of artisanal clothing. She or he must also be competent with hand-sewing and ironing, with attention to detail and dedication to achieve the best results. The successful applicant will be required to work on Saturdays and occasional Sundays. If she/he has the sewing ability and interest, up to two more days per week will be available to take on sewing tasks. Competitive pay.

Duties will include:

  • Communicating with potential clients about the work we do at five8ths and what sets us apart

  • Finishing, including hand-sewing of buttons, ironing, and preparing shirts for delivery

  • Shop management, including cleaning and managing inventory

  • Processing sales

  • Taking measurements for new clients

  • Potential for increased sewing duties depending on skill level and interest


Qualities of the Applicant:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Attentive to detail and maintaining order

  • Customer Service oriented

  • Genuine interest in “slow fashion”, art, or sewing

  • Confident, mature, responsible, open

  • Ability to concentrate and focus for extended periods of time

  • Ability to work weekends

  • Must have a valid South African ID or work permit

*The application process will include an interview and a sewing skills assessment.

For more information about five8ths, please see our website: www.five8ths.com

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to the below email or physical address. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.


Workshop and Showroom
Maverick Corner
300 Commissioner Street