Nomvula Design produces unique, quirky, African designs that follow classical lines.
We are design driven, creating bespoke, practical products that last.
We strive to develop skills and provide sustainable employment to rural communities in South Africa.
Using our hands to celebrate the age old materials we work with.
Respecting the environment and the legacy of leather.
Using the finest grade South African leather.
LOVE YOUR HANDS
Every Nomvula product is cut and sewn by hand.
Quality is our priority.
Nomvula Design is actively supporting the demographic nearest my heart; young women and mothers from rural areas. We are currently employing 5 women, and are excited by the prospect of growth.
“ I believe that skill development is of prime importance in our country.”
ORIGINS, AS TOLD BY
Creative Director of Nomvula Designs
I grew up in a Zulu community in the Biggarsberg Valley in Northern KZN. I was given the Zulu name Khanyesile at birth. When I turned 21, I was given another, Nomvula , for it always rained on and around my birthday.
Returning home after completing a degree in Bsc Interior Architecture, I felt a fierce calling to work within the community that shaped me. I made a few bags for family and friends, and soon orders and a demand for a brand started building. Nomvula Design was born.
Nomvula Design strives to create sustainable employment and skill development.
My vision for Nomvula Design is a skill-development based business; that allows women and men of our under developed sectors to grow in confidence and financial stability through consistent employment.
NOMVULA DESIGN STUDIO TEAM