GLO CREATIONS is a textile design and printing house. Blended with Rwandan cultures and traditions, these one of a kind works are striking in their creativity and ingenuity. We feature a large variety of beautiful batik on clothing as unforgettable gifts, decorative items for the home and fashion outfits.
GLO CREATIONS is a textile and clothing design house. We design patterns on textile and make fashionable clothing and home decor accessories. Hand printed fabrics with different hand techniques (Batik, Screen printing); Batik adult t-shirts; batik kid's t-shirts; batik cushion covers; batik wall hangings Hand-printed cushion covers, hand-printed table runners, etc...
Location: KN 1 Avenue, Kigali
Founded by Linda Mukangoga, Haute Baso produces some of Rwanda’s most creative, colorful, and innovative clothing and accessories. As the creative director, Mukangoga started Haute Baso upon realizing there were few options for Rwanda-made gifts and apparel. Passionate about collaborating with fellow designers and individuals in the creative sector, Haute Baso is a ready-to-wear lifestyle brand, designing contemporary pieces with subtle Rwandan accents. Their quality and craftsmanship are not limited to just their designs, as they also invest in young women throughout Rwanda by way of vocational training, entrepreneurial mentorship, and employment.
Haute Baso’s minimal yet fashion-forward style is becoming known around the world, and Mukangoga’s lines have appeared recently at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg. Additionally, Haute Baso has also been featured in Vogue, Forbes, Vanity Fair, CNBC Africa, CNN, and many other publications. Keep an eye on their website for an e-commerce shop to come that will service North America and Europe.
Founded by model-turned-designer Moses Turahirwa in 2011, Moshions has gained prominence as a bespoke tailoring brand. His unique label is inspired by contrasting elements such as modernity and ancestry, anarchy and severity, and spectacle and depth. His clothing, often minimalistic and with small flourishes of traditional Rwandan influence, is known to be of excellent quality, creative, and easy to wear.
He recently showed his designs at the CollectiveRw fashion show in Kigali, as well as across the region and Nigeria. Moshions is simple, elegant, and only getting better with time.
Sonia Mugabo (SM) began in 2013 as the brainchild of Sonia Mugabo herself. SM is one of the premier fashion houses in Rwanda, and Mugabo, as the chief designer and entrepreneur, creates beautiful clothing for the stylish and modern individual. Her timeless designs have become known as some of Rwanda’s finest, and her brand is undoubtedly a reflection of herself; elegant, feminine, and whimsical. By breaking barriers and creating an accessible and genuine brand story, Mugabo is on her way to becoming one of the region’s most beloved designers.
She has been featured in several major publications, and recently showed her designs in the Collective RW fashion week. SM also plans to eventually expand to other global fashion markets, and hopefully, present seasonal collections on the runways of major fashion shows around the world. Named one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes and one of Glam Africa’s 5 African designers to watch, Mugabo is going places.
Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show (RCFS ) Model Casting 2019 is an audition that allows local and international runway models to participate as models. Selected models will be on the big podium at RCFS 2019, the 7th edition, 7th Sept. RCFS is looking for charismatic people with a dazzling personality to take part in this year’s edition.
We invite emerging talents and beginner models, professionals and over 16 years old, to meet the jury. Present yourself at the Great Seasons Hotel- Gacuriro on July 23 from 10 am to 5 pm and show the judges what makes you different. Upon your arrival, a participation form will be given to you, we will take your picture and you will have to walk and pose in front of our jury. No photo or cv is needed at the day of casting.
Here are our conditions to participate:
- Apply online at www.rcfs.rw
- You must be 16 years old and above.
- Valid ID will be requested on site.
- Pay registrations fee 3,000 Rwf
Audience members pay 2,000 Rwf to follow casting activities. More information about the requirements check the poster below:
Kigali Fashion Tour is the first fashion tour by RCFS and will be a part of the 2019 Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show event series. In this tour, you'll get to know the town of Kigali by bus as your tour guide points out heritage sites and evidence of Kigali’s rapidly developing economy. The tour will stop at 2-3 fashion houses, boutiques or fashion shops. Participants will be able to exchange ideas with local fashion designers and do some shopping.
Our goal is to connect fashion designers with clients and promote local designers from Rwanda and the region.
Location: Kigali City
Date: Thursday, 5th September 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30pm (Tour 1# from Milles Collines Hotel -Parking)
2 pm to 5 pm (Tour 2# from Kigali heights -Parking)
Reserve Saturday morning tour & exhibition- 7th Sept. from 9:30 to 12:30 (Tour 3# from Kigali heights -Parking.
- 25,000 Rwf(includes bottle of water, RCFS T-shirt, transportation to and from designated pick up point + 10% discount on any purchases at shops visited during the tour)
- 30,000 includes items above plus a ticket to the RCFS Fashion Show later that evening.
Any purchases at fashion shops will be the responsibility of the tour participants.
Book your ticket here
RWANDA CLOTHING is the Rwandan fashion brand and will be one of the world market leaders of African fashion in terms of design and quality of our products as well as our brand popularity and recognition. RWANDA CLOTHING will become the first known fashion producer from Africa worldwide and a pioneer in creating a brand new market segment: African fashion international.
RWANDA CLOTHING was established in February 2012 in Kigali by founder Joselyne Umutoniwase who is the creative mind behind the brand and one of the best new talents in creating fashion in Africa. She is born in Rwanda and has developed her famous design artwork over the last decade while living and working in Africa and Europe.
The philosophy behind Joselyne’s brand is simply to set the highest standards of customer care and customer satisfaction in African fashion. We truly love our customers.
RWANDA CLOTHING is designed to become a fashion revolution by establishing its own Rwandan style and fashion identity. Our high-quality products will change the perception of fashion and the buying behavior of people in Rwanda and in the whole of Africa.
RWANDA CLOTHING shall also be an example for respecting ethical values and human dignity and each and every decision our company makes must consider the consequences from an economic, social, cultural and ecological viewpoint and should contribute actively to the wellbeing and sustainable development of the Rwandan community.
Canada-based African Vogue and humanities Motion (AFAM) and Rwanda Cultural Vogue Present (RCFS) just lately signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advertise African trend, and humanities and to create public consciousness of the expertise and high-quality designs in each Canada and Africa.
The partnership seeks to discover areas of potential collaboration throughout completely different disciplines and initiatives together with, collaborating between the 2 companies by exchanging expertise in occasion administration, and exchanging technical help reminiscent of trainings for African fashions and African trend designers.
Each event additionally agreed to assist and help African designers to take part in African trend and humanities motion in Vancouver, Canada and in addition develop alternatives for African artists, together with trend designers, runway and photogenic fashions, photographers, cultural and conventional dancers, and tailors.
Rwanda Cultural Vogue Present made six years this yr.
Celestin Ntawirema, the CEO of Rwanda Cultural Vogue Present, revealed that the present was capable of appeal to the western audiences and that’s how the Canadian agency determined to associate with them to make the occasion higher.
“The style trade in Rwanda remains to be on the transfer and this partnership will promote Made-in-Rwanda on the worldwide stage. Additionally, trend designers and fashions will attend the presentation and can meet different individuals since they may have a global stage,” he stated.
AFAM is an organization devoted to growing instructional alternatives for younger Africans and bettering international understanding of Africa. AFAM Vancouver targeted effort on shifting the narratives about Africa and the African diaspora to enhance the standard of knowledge accessible and problem monolithic and anachronism stereotypes.
RCFS is a discussion board for native and worldwide cultural trend designers, to showcase their designs. It’s a change of trend, life, and artwork by rising and established trend designers. It brings collectively trend designers, coverage makers, and customers. AFAM exhibits characteristic fashionable African designs reminiscent of kitenge, (African print), batik, and different artistic works by African designers.
Local designers left fashion enthusiasts fascinated with their stunning collection of the African print designs that were showcased at the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show. This was at the 6th edition of the annual event was held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village held on September 8. Fashion lovers came together to witness the creations of those that have made fashion and design their passion.
Local designers who took part in the show included Cynthia Rupari of Rupari Agency, Charlotte Shema of Touch of Rwanda Fashion Designs, Patrick Muhire of Inkanda house, Diane Mugeni Ngendahimana of Mundi Collections, while foreign designers were CM Class from DR Congo, Fathia Creations from Ghana and Esther Lam Couture from Nigeria.
The event, that began a few minutes past 7p.m, had models display different amazing fabrics like African prints that included kitenge, kente, and black cloth fused with modern touch to create colorful outfits. Charlotte Shema, from Touch of Rwanda Fashion Designs, told The New Times that she fuses fabrics like African print with the modern touch to move with the times.
“Since we are in modern society,” she said, “what I do is to fuse fabrics like African print or cotton with a modern touch to fit society we are in, plus we have to come up with modern designs that will help preserve our culture but move with the modern times we are in.” Speaking at the event, Celestin Ntawirema, the chief executive of Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show, said that although the annual event is yet to be where the organizers wish it to be, it has gradually picked up.
He noted that, compared to the previous editions, this year’s was better and he looked forward to making the event something known across the continent. “Compared to the last events this has been better, the number of people who have attended is bigger compared to those who attended last year and the other years,” said Ntawirema.
“We shall continue working hard to make sure we promote our African cultural designs across the world,” he added.
The show featured entertainment by traditional dancers.
My Names are Patrick Muhire, a fashion designer and artist, I am Rwandan, and I own a fashion company named Inkanda House since 2013. We make a variety of garments to mention casual wear, evening wear for both ladies and gentlemen! I have participated in so many fashion shows and exhibitions all over the world in Paris, Milan, Kampala, Brazzaville, Bujumbura to mention but a few, I have held and dressed beauty competitions to mention Miss Rwanda 2012, Miss UNR, KIST, RTUC, KHI, BUSOGO, Mutara Polytechnic. I did not study fashion at school, but fashion found me, and later on, I took courses to bold my career.
The experience will take place in Rupari's small, boutique clothing design and tailoring shop. Rupari will share her experience with design, fashion, modeling, tailoring, running a boutique design house, and fashion marketing in Rwanda and E. Africa. She'll share some of her sketches, projects she's working on, and samples of her work. She can also provide feedback on some of your work if you bring it with you.
You'll also spend time with the tailors that work on her designs and learn how they bring Rupari's creations to life. If you'd like, you can try your hand at creating a piece to take home. Or, sit back and watch the expert tailors create something for you. Each curious traveler can choose their own fabric and take home a pillowcase, scarf, bow tie, or traditional necktie.
Rupari was born in Burundi and came to Rwanda in 1994. She holds a degree in International Economics from the National University of Rwanda and has worked with NGOs, in public relations, and also in the banking sector. Rupari’s immediate goal is to be successful in the design and production of her clothing lines. She hopes to export her work internationally and eventually open a shop in another country. She’s also passionate about working with other models that wish to pursue modeling as a career. She also hopes to have a larger online presence and increase sales through her website.
Rupari started in the fashion industry as a runway and advert model. She’s worked with designers from East and West Africa, including many Rwandan designers. It was her interest in African fabrics that inspired her to create her first clothing collection. After presenting her first collection in West Africa, she reluctantly returned to her job in the banking sector. She continued to design corporate and special occasion clothes for friends, family, and, of course, herself. As her passion for fashion grew, she started showcasing her work around Africa and in late 2014 Rupari achieved her dream of opening her own boutique.
Karen Uwera is a Rwandan fashion designer born and raised in Kampala Uganda. Her interest in fashion started at an early age and by 10 she had begun to make her own jewelry. This passion grew stronger until she turned it into the fashion business in 2008. By then, she based in Kampala Uganda. She is renowned for her sharp, simple designs with a feminine edge and considerate approach to the wearable corporate and casual design.
In 2010 Karen Uwera relocated to Rwanda but she took her time to properly first understand the fashion industry in Rwanda and the preferences of her potential clients before re-establishing her brand KARSSH Collections in 2015, her showroom and workshop are located at KG 173 Remera, Kisimenti.
Touch Of Rwanda Fashion Designs Ltd was foundered by Shema Charlotte a creative designer. It is based in Rwanda, Kigali, Kacyiru. Her brand had registered in January 2018 and started a month after, now it’s been almost 6 months. The company is growing, with a shop and a workshop. It offers different services as “to be able to buy the ready-to-wear and they are already made by different sizes and different materials.
The company's clients are able to choose the size and colors of their choice. Shema and her company had been offering services in tailoring and clothes to different people both men and women and kids. Shema’s main styles are smart casual, an outfit that can be worn at the office, every day and evening for some occasions. She also designs and does accessories such as bags, bed covers, napkins, pillowcases and some materials to use in home decor.
Born in Rwanda, Fathia Uwase, 32, left for Ghana four years ago with fashion on her mind. There, she studied fashion for a year at the Joyce Ababio School of Creative design. After graduation, she established her own brand called Fathia’s Creations. When she left her home country, the Rwandan fashion scene was still close to non-existent. She could not find the opportunities she needed and quality material to make her clothes.
It was thus her love for beautiful aesthetics and fashion that made her travel abroad. While in Ghana, she realized that the opportunities were plentiful, making it not so challenging to get involved in fashion. What made it challenging for Uwase was to start her own business from scratch like it would have been in any other field.
At least seven foreign countries are participating in this year’s show, slated for September 8 at a yet-to-be-specified venue in Kigali, Rwanda. The runway show will be preceded by a model casting session at the Great Seasons Hotel in Gacuriro on September 4. The casting will be open from 1pm to 6pm. This year marks six years since the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show was founded in 2013. Organizers have promised a unique runway show featuring designs from different cultures as the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show returns.
“Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show is a forum for local and international fashion designers to showcase their designs. Our goal is to promote fashion designers and create public awareness of the talent and quality designs in Rwanda,” explained Celestine Ntawirema, the founder. Ntawirema further disclosed that they will be partnering with local modeling agencies to help with the casting of the models. This year, the event has drawn fashion designers and entrepreneurs from Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, the DRC, and hosts Rwanda.
Registration for the casting is already open, and each model is required to part with a registration fee of Rwf3, 000, payable to organizers through Bank of Kigali. To qualify, female hopefuls will need to be at least 1 meter 75 centimeters tall, while their male counterparts need to be at least 1 meter and 80 centimeters tall.
“This year we resolved to meet international casting standards. Normally in Rwanda the way we did castings was not to international standards,” Ntawirema explained, adding that all models who will register for the casting will have a chance to attend the show, even for those that won’t be selected. Organisers have also set aside two days of a fashion exhibition, where the public will be able to shop for various fashion items as a way of supporting the ‘Made in Rwanda’ campaign.
THE year 2017 saw the substantial transformation in the local fashion industry propelled by the Made-in-Rwanda campaign.
Local designers made an impression not only on the local scene but also on the international arena. From local fashion shows to international runway shows, Rwanda was represented.
As the year comes to an end, we look at some of the fashion moments that defined 2017:
Kigali Fashion Week (KFW)
The Kigali Fashion Week that took place in February at Kigali Serena Hotel was worth the hype it generated in the build-up to the event. The high turn up added some sparkle to the event. Guests had enough to optically feast on as designers served sizzling styles during the 7th edition of the annual event.
Organised by the CEO John Bunyeshuri, the show featured a total of 17 designers, both international and local. Designers came from Sweden, Japan, USA, Canada, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi with their designs ranging from casual, corporate to wedding attire and swimsuits.
Tradition and creativity were evident although the African print (kitenge) was the most commonly used. For some designers, it was well matched and blended with other fabrics to give a modern look.
The fashion industry also saw new brands emerging. These include Ikwiize, which was established in January this year, with the launched of its first two major shows at Kigali Fashion Week, and CollectiveRW Fashion show.
Ikwiize was born out of a merger between two different fashion lines; Swav, a retail textile and fashion accessories store that has been running in Kigali for the last six years and Qaal Designs, contemporary Islamic clothing brand by the Somali-American fashion designer Nimco Adam Qaal.
KFW later signed a partnership with a Belgium-based company Berex Invest Corporation, to boost its global reach by organising a ‘Made-in-Rwanda’ tour in partnership with KFW.
The launch that attracted over 500 guests was a success in the cities of London and Manchester.
Held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village, this year’s edition of Collective RW Fashion Week was bigger and better than the inaugural edition staged last year, with the runway featuring at least ten designers both local and international.
The event was organised by Collective RW, an umbrella organisation of local fashion houses, in collaboration with Illume Creative Studio.
The founding members that exhibited are Haute Baso, House of Tayo, Inzuki Designs, and Sonia Mugabo while the new members that showcased their collections were Amizero, which was first on the runway with its extensive snow white collection; Moshions, Ikwiize, Afriek and Uzi Collections.
Internationally acclaimed South African fashion trendsetter Laduma Maxhosa also displayed his sensational and colorful Xhosa-inspired knitwear. This was one of the most outstanding collections, on a night that had its fair share of African prints (Kitenge).
The designers came together to strengthen, promote, and develop the fashion industry in Rwanda by fostering talent, originality, and representation at the local, regional, and international scene.
The fashion happy hour also featured a live art demonstration by the designer Cedric Mizero and his team, and a live music session by A Ka Dope with artists from several countries.
Early this month, six Rwanda-based brands that form the Collective RW, Inzuki Designs, Sonia Mugabo, Haute Baso and Uzi Collection, as well as House of Tayo and Moshions showcased their designs at their first Nairobi pop-up at the Tribe Hotel, Nairobi. It is part of their target to hold Collective RW fashion shows in different cities across the world.
They were hosted and sponsored by HEVA, an East African fund that invests in the transformative social and economic potential of the creative economy sector in the East African region.
Sonia Mugabo and Teta Isibo named among the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2017 by Forbes.
Kids Fashion Show
In February this year, Joselyn Umutoniwase celebrated the 5th anniversary of her brand- Rwanda Clothing. The private show was attended by several guests including her clients, friends, family, and fellow designers. Held at Business Professionals Network (BPN) offices in Kacyiru, it featured a fashion show, where the brand’s latest collections were displayed by young and adult models.
The private fashion show also was to celebrate the loyalty of her clients, who have stood with her for the last five years. The brand specialises in colorful print designs and blends African fabric with international styles.
Disability is Not Inability Fashion Show
Models in wheelchairs and on clutches rocked the catwalk as they showcased the latest creations by local fashion designers in an event, held at Mulindi Japan One Love grounds in Gasabo District. The show featured outfits designed for traditional wear, Ankara, and costume designs.
Dubbed ‘Disability is Not Inability Fashion Show’, the show was held in collaboration with Talent Group and East African Nights of Tolerance.
The event attracted participants from 12 countries including Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon and hosts Rwanda. It aimed at creating a life-without-limits for people with disabilities. The main objective of the event was to empower persons with disabilities and to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity and well-being of persons with disabilities through fashion.
“Strong Women” photo exhibition.
During his ‘Fashion for All’ tour, Cédric Mizero met several women in the western part of the country, and his experience with them, inspired a photo shoot with photographer Chris Schwagga, to make his “Strong Women” exhibition.
The exhibition was an artistic installation featuring photography, fashion, and “feminine strength, energy, and responsibility.”
On the international scene,
Fashion designer Olivier Niyitanga, aka Gucci Tanga, was Rwanda’s only representative at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Cape Town, South Africa, held in July.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events are recognised as being the most lavish and prestigious on the continent. Only the most established designers and the best emerging creatives are handpicked and invited to showcase the next season’s collections.
The Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival 2017 Accra Ghana was produced by a Rwandan organization Fashion Consultant Cooperation mostly known as the producers of Kigali Fashion Week.
The Rwanda-Ghana fashion and textile initiative was also launched, with both Fashion Consultant Cooperation (Rwanda) and Global Ovations the organisers of Mercedes Benz African Fashion Festival (Ghana). It involved the cultural exchange between Ghana and Rwanda through fashion and textile.
Celestin Best Ntawirema is the CEO of Rwanda Culture Fashion Show and founder of film house IRIS-Pro 1000 Hills Ltd. His goal is to support artistry and culture through dance, music, fashion and film. He spoke to Society Magazine’s Stephen Kalimba about his sense of style.
How would you describe your style?
I am fun and fashionable; not too many colours. I want my outfits to match. With a job like mine, you have to look good. I like suits too; my friends ask me questions when they do not find me wearing one.
Do you have a designer?
I work with many designers, so I try out some of the stuff they do. I also have tailors who make suits and they are very good, like Joseline Umutoni near Sky Hotel Remera.
What’s your take on white shoes? Some people wear them with suits?
They are not for everybody or every day, if you’re going to the stage or on screen, maybe.But elsewhere? Not really. Even our roads are too dusty for them.
Second hand vs. new clothes?
I don’t go for second hand clothes. I used to but now, for the sake of my credibility I don’t.
What are your kind of accessories?
I like watches, especially sports and metal watches like Caico and Shades. Watches are good for time saving, you might have a phone but when you’re seated on a moto or in a crowded place, all you need is to look at your watch.
Who influenced your venture into fashion?
My dad. He liked to wear Kitenge and African jewellery like that of the Maasai.
What should people avoid in fashion?
There are clothes that come from China that look nice when you first see them but fade in no time.
Any fashion advice?
When you’re smart you can relax and have a peace of mind, especially around people. Keep your clothes in good condition;do not over wash or iron them. Also, do not leave them with someone else to take care of, they might mess them up instead.
The Cultural Tourism Week at Red Rocks in Musanze was a buffet of all things Rwandan-from Rwandan cultural fashion designs, traditional food and drink, poetry and spoken word performances, music and dance, basket weaving, traditional story-telling and grain milling, to mention but a few. In its 6th year running, the Cultural Tourism Week run from August 26th to September 1. It was organised by Red Rocks in partnership with the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show, which is now in its 5th year running.
The Cultural Tourism Week run from August 26 to September 1, with the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show falling on August 31. The activities were also peppered with discussions and reflections on conservation by various stakeholders and members of the surrounding local community.
What made the event stand out was the large number of locals from outlying villages who trooped to Red Rocks to partake of the various fun activities, while others simply came because of the prospect of making a quick buck out of souvenir sales to tourists. The women from the local crafts cooperative that operates out of Red Rocks added colour to the week-long activities, draped in colourful Kitengi fabrics and knitting away at their baskets and other tourist souvenirs.
At the Cultural Fashion Show on September 31st, local fashion designers and models showcased a variety of retro designs that date back to traditional Rwandan society; from Inyonga, Inkanda, Inshabure, and Inkindi traditional wear, among others. Through well-executed skits, the models were also able to depict the mode of clothing that was used by former Rwandan kings, royals, royal guards and their military regalia. Guests were able to get a feel of what a typical King’s palace looked like.
According to Celestin Ntawirema, the CEO of Rwanda Cultural Fashion Show, the platform seeks to identify and nurture modeling talent from different parts of the country. To this end, established fashion designers and models were used to headline the Cultural Fashion Show, while the emerging talent picked from the community learns from the seniors. The fashion show also featured many models that are outside of the conventional modeling age bracket, further adding to its uniqueness compared to previous editions.
“We are working in a countryside setting which helps us easily find a variety of traditional clothing in the area as well as other tools that were being used in the traditional era,” explained Greg Bakunzi, CEO of Red Rocks Rwanda. On September 1, a day after the Cultural Fashion Show, Bakunzi was among the 19 people honoured to name a baby gorilla at the gorilla naming ceremony, Kwita Izina, in Kinigi, Musanze. This was in recognition of his work at Red Rocks as a community focused tourism business.
Bold, authentic and colourful…where traditional craft meets contemporary style. Inzuki is a dynamic young Rwandan brand specialising in jewellery, accessories and interior decor that are handmade, of local materials. All products are Rwanda-made, Africa-inspired and globally-loved. Our products are a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary style. Our design philosophy seeks to transcend traditional Rwandan design and customize it to suit modern needs. Inzuki works with numerous local artisans who use their skills to translate our authentic designs into vibrant quality pieces. Inzuki is part of a wider Rwandan cultural-renaissance. We are greatly inspired by the growing innovation scene in the country and by the increasing number of young entrepreneurs and trendsetters that are propelling Rwanda to the next level.
Inzuki designs was created out of a combined passion for design, style and everything Rwandan. It started out as a hobby creating personalized jewellery, inspired by already existing products on the Rwandan crafts market and working with local craftswomen to produce them. In 2010, Inzuki designs officially evolved into a business entity. It has since grown into a renowned Rwandan brand with a boutique located in the heart of Kigali city. Inzuki is now aiming for international markets and will soon be accessible to clients in the rest of Africa, Europe, Asia and North America through distributors and an online store.