Tamburai Chirume

ONEOFEACH

What does your company do?

ONEOFEACH is an all women team led by a mother & daughter design duo Tamburai and Pauline Chirume based in Cape Town, South Africa. Our Vision is to create beautiful high end quality products created in Africa for the World. We focus on African inspired handbags, fashion accessories, apparel and home decor items. We envision the now and future ONEOFEACH as a premium luxury African fashion brand made in Cape Town for the World having supplied 17 shops worldwide including the likes of the British Museum. ONEOFEACH also prides itself in skills transfer having launched a training program in 2019 in Fashion and Garment Construction which has trained a total of 80 women to date as part of our vision. See Link to our training program here

What is your biggest success?

In addition to creating beautiful products, our desire has always been to give back to our community through skills transfer. Our biggest success was In 2019 when we launched a training program in Basic Garment to train women youth under 35 years of age basic fashion design skills. To date we have trained 80 women, 60% of whom we have helped to find job and help them towards financial independence. For more information, see link to video of our 2019 Cohort https://youtu.be/vkGr7B

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Our biggest hurdle has been that we have been a 100% self funded business since inception.To grow the business to it's full potential we feel that we require sufficient Capital in place to implement our growth strategy.

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