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Khokho Collection

Welcome to the Khokho world

Khokho is a handbag and accessories company based in Eswatini. Committed to celebrating traditional techniques centered around human touch and connection, Khokho promotes a higher value for handcraft through fine workmanship and specialized design. Khoko’s aim is to advance the development of local artisans, while preserving the spirit of traditional craft.
Khokho is dedicated to building skill sets through technical training in weaving and leatherwork, while empowering community members with leadership and business training. With a wide variety of handbags and accessories, the brand adds a modern twist to the classic woven basket bag.
Khokho Collection
Khokho is dedicated to building skill sets through technical training in weaving and leatherwork, while empowering community members with leadership and business training. With a wide variety of handbags and accessories, the brand adds a modern twist to the classic woven basket bag.
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Lindi Minaudière
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Lindi Minaudière
Distinctive in look, the Lindi Minaudière bag features a hidden cross body strap, cuoio leather, gold hardware and hand carved cow horn details.
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£290.00
Sindi Circle Bag
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Sindi Circle Bag
The Sindi Circle Bag is carefully handwoven from Eswatini lutindzi grass - and locally grown sisal fiber. The Sindi features a removable strap, nickel hardware and hand carved cow horn details.
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£290.00
Woven Demi Ball Bag
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Woven Demi Ball Bag
Carefully handwoven in Eswatini, The Woven Demi Ball Bag features a fully round shape composed of two woven halves, assembled together with leather gussets and suede lining.
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£290.00
Zandi Bucket Bag
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Zandi Bucket Bag
Carefully handwoven Eswatini, the Zandi Bucket Bag features a removable cross body strap, nickel hardware and hand carved cow horn details.
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£290.00
Meet the Founders
Philippa Thorne

Philippa arrived in Eswatini from the United Kingdom in 2001 after graduating from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, and began work as a design intern at Gone Rural. Philippa Thorne is creative director for Gone Rural, a non-profit organization that supports both artisans and their communities through health, education and empowerment programs.

Sapna Shah

Sapna has over 15 years of experience within the luxury accessories industry, designing for Coach, Calvin Klein, as well as launching the handbag collections for Rag & Bone, Eddie Borgo and most recently Rosetta Getty. Her expertise ranges from design and development to production and sustainable sourcing, as well as building brand and sales strategy. In 2014, Sapna shifted directions towards artisan development through Nest’s professional fellowship program and co-founded Khokho, an artisan social enterprise in Eswatini, working with women weavers from rural communities. She has leveraged her industry experience to help build capacity and impact for artisans around the world, including partnering with UNHCR in Kakuma Refugee Camp.

Zinhle Vilakati

Zinhle Vilakati is the skilled artisan professional and master weaver, behind the iconic brand Khokho. Together with Thorne and Shah, Vilakati shares a unique vision to advance the ancient technique of Swazi weaving — a special skill passed down from female elders to the younger generations.