Even people who think luxury is unaffordable at present would think twice when faced with Godding & Godding’s range of products that combine the goodness and vitality of Africa with the pure opulence of real silk. Sue Godding, the CEO and founder of the business has been involved in the silk business development in South Africa for the past decade. Moreover, her passion for the natural and the organic, coupled with her long experience in luxury game farm tourism has enabled her to use her knowledge in indigenous plants to marry these with the company’s silk skin care range. This, says Sue, creates unique products that are not available anywhere else in the world. The business’ factory in Blyde River also creates products that cater to the home, including hypoallergenic, silk-filled duvets, pillows and bedding and luxurious silk and cotton percale linens and accessories. Combined with the world class, unique skin care range that blends real silk with indigenous African plant extracts like Aloe, Rooibos, Marula and Baobab, it is no surprise to learn that Godding & Godding’s factory is an Mpumalanga tourist attraction. Sue says that she believes in ensuring that each customer feels special, which is why the business provides products that have been handcrafted just for them. This attention to detail, she adds, is what sets the company apart from its competition. Nonetheless, she has her sights set even higher, aiming to develop the company into a recognisable international brand, whilst still remaining proudly South African and continuing its policy of employing local women.