Tsa Lapeng is a community operated business, running in the village of Makgolokoeng. The story begins in 2008, when a local community charity called Tshwaranang began working with Rheola, with funding from the N3TC. Beginning with just five ladies designing and creating their own items, or putting their own mark onto Rheola’s design, the label now works with 20 women, and is hoping to expand whilst retaining sustainability.
One key aim of the label is to allow women to live and work in the village, their natural environment, to produce authentic items without the disruption of industry and commuting that so often results from modern business. Thus the label is called Tsa Lapeng, or “made at home” in the local language, Sotho. All of the products are individually made and collectively designed. All materials are made from natural fibres, with organic where possible, and often with newer fibres, such
as bamboo. Expect quality and a personal touch with every item you purchase!
Below you can see samples of the many products the Tsa Lapeng ladies create. Please click the photos for a larger image, and feel free to get in contact.