BUSINESS Lulasclan WHO Bonolo Helen Chepape WHERE Mafikeng
HER WORK Bonolo’s work as a designer and owner of Lulasclan, a creative décor consultancy offering bespoke textiles, is inspired by her childhood and visits to her grandmother’s house in Limpopo where she was surrounded by music, art and storytelling. She would also assist in her mother’s garage tuck shop, which grew her entrepreneurial spirit. “In-between helping customers, I’d nurture my skill in illustration. I would sit and draw for hours on end!” Bonolo says.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Bonolo poured her heart into launching her business which now boasts a popular range of contemporary African designs on portrait scatter cushions that “depict an optimistic future and celebrate women”. Check out lulasclan.com.