Sindiso Khumalo is a textile designer based in London and Cape Town. She studied architecture at the University of Cape Town prior to moving to London, where she went onto study a Masters in Textiles at Central St Martins.

Sindiso Khumalo founded her eponymous label with a focus on creating modern sustainable textiles with a strong emphasis on African story telling. She designs the textiles in her collections by hand through watercolours and collage. Over the years she has developed a uniquely colourful visual voice, which draws upon her Zulu and Ndebele heritage, and also speaks to the land of Kwazulu Natal, where she is from. Sustainability, craft and empowerment lie at the heart of the label.

In October 2015, she won Vogue Italy "Who's On Next" Competition in Dubai. Fashion and empowerment are what Sindiso feels very passionate about. She has spoken at the United Nations on sustainability in fashion and is currently working closely with the UN ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative. She has presented her work at Milan Fashion Week with the mentorship of Camera Nazionale della Moda. Her work has been exhibited at Royal Festival Hall in London, The Smithsonian Museum of African Art in Washington, Louisiana Museum in Denmark and the Zeitz Mocaa Museum, Cape Town. Her work has been published in Vogue Italia, Vogue UK, Elle Magazine and Marie Claire Magazine and "Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity. Her previous clients include : IKEA, Woolworths South Africa and Vodacom.  

Speaker — Sindiso Khumalo / Textile Designer
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Sindiso Khumalo is a textile designer with sustainability, craft and empowerment at the heart of her label.


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