This one’s in the bag! When it comes to cosmetic bags and promotional packaging, experience, innovation and artistic design ability are critical – and Jodam Manufacturers has these in spades. It’s not really letting the cat out of the bag to describe Jodam Manufacturers as one of South Africa’s leading custom cosmetic bag and promotional packaging manufacturers. Started by her parents in 1986, Jodi Fittinghoff says that under her direction, the company has been producing innovative packaging and gifting solutions – including toiletry bags, cosmetic bags, coolers, shoppers, totes and travel bags - to customers’ specifications for the past 20 years. “Using a state-of-the-art, Johannesburg- based production facility, Jodam services top retailers, wholesalers, beauty houses, and dealers in the promotional industry. We offer competitive pricing, best in class quality and the ability to deliver on short lead times. Most notably, we appeal to those companies placing an increased focus on sourcing home grown services,” she adds. The company has built a reputation for supplying innovative, well-constructed products that offer value and high levels of design. To achieve even higher levels of quality, the next step for Jodam is to acquire bigger premises, which will enable the company to make its manufacturing systems more streamlined and organised. “Ultimately, we want to employ specialised people to manage our marketing, sales, production and art departments. We also seek the advice of a business specialist as to how we can improve the business so as to be better prepared to enable our vision for future projects and developments,” suggests Jodi.