About us

Napken tradings was registered in 2010 by three founding partners namely Bongani Nkabinde, Mthuthuzeli Mbadlanyana and Thando Nkumane. The three founders had a common vision which was to create the first black owned sportswear brand to compete with the big brands we currently find in South Africa. The first clothing Item which was created by the brand was the classic Napken hat which is made out of towelling, this hat became a success and has been worn by popular celebrities like Dj Sbu and Nhlanha Nciza from mafikizolo. The brand got its first store at magents in calton center and has always sold out.
Due to changes in life the founding partners started having other goals and opportunities in life and that’s when the brand started to suffer and this led to its decline, although it was not as popular as before the supporters kept on asking for the brand to re-establish itself, this is when we realised how much people loved the brand and we came to a decision that it must be redone but under different management. The brand was handed to Sibusiso Nkabinde who is now the current CEO of the company to restructure the brand and Linda Radebe who is the Current COO to manage all operations of the brand. The two managers of the brand have done an outstanding job at restructuring the brand, they came with new and innovative ways to restructure and re-invent the brand, they created the “fresh and clean” brand which is loved by the community. The brand has received a lot of success under the new management. The brand has gone back to stores namely Navigare at calton centre, Raw addiction in commissioner street, Maboneng in Johannesburg just to name a few, it also has individual sellers in Daveyton, Vosloorus Soweto, Kwazulu Natal, Cape Town and other areas in the country. This initiative of individual sellers is not only to grow and spread the brand but is a great opportunity to create employment and empower other individuals.
This profile is the basic life story of Napken and we are currently working tirelessly to dress all people around the globe and this is the goal of the company which will be reached in this lifetime