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AFRICAN LACE: By Neo Ooke

4 indigenous BOTSWANA BRANDS TO BUY THIS JUNE 16

In search of a 100% owned Botswana accessories or clothes that scream “proudly Motswana” this June 16? Here are the top 5 creative, innovative and fashion forward brands to own.

Made in Botswana!

1. African Lace by Neo Ooke- Must have accessories.

Neo Ooke is a seasoned accessory maker. Her accessories are bold, trendy and commands attention. Definitely made for you to stand out.

2. Lebang Setso- Mainly specializing in leather accessories, Lebang Setso is a luxury brand with a knack for great craftsmanship.

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LEATHER BAG: By Lebang Setso

If you want a once in a lifetime leather bag, this is your go-to brand.

3. Trpl S by Sino Ragontse- hand crafted and impeccable designs. Sino Ragontse is one of Botswana’s bestest accessory designers.

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Trpl S: By Sino Ragontse

She mainly uses beads for her jewelry and her award winning designs are to die for!

4. Kobo Mogagolwane by GaTsh Fros- Having won an award for their innovative designs, GaTsh Fros uses the Tswana blanket to make fashion forward mogagolwane fashion ensembles.

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KOBO MOGAGOLWANE: By GaTsh Fros

This is Botswana’s culture in design.

 CULTURE IN DESIGN:

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CULTURE: In design

The world of fashion is ever changing. Gone are the days where some cultural elements like clothing remained gendered.

Here to celebrate June 16 is Lesego Ramahobo. He is donned in a patterned blanket, which he was given by his grandfather.

Paired with regular jeans, to dress down the look, this is his way of celebrating June 16, culture in design.

Fun fact is it’s also his birthday!

“All I can say on June 16 is, as a product of black leaders, largely and directly affected by efforts and triumphs of freedom fighters and martyrs in South Africa, is a day ever deserving of more and more commemoration and celebrations. And that to live unobservantly to this fact is a shame”- Lesego Ramahobo