About Us

Unyazi is a Zulu word that means lightning.

 

Unyazi Designs is a small boutique firm that manufactures and retails a selection of uniquely designed and truly African inspired timepieces and accessories out products are made by hand in Cape Town.

Unyazi Designs was founded in December 2017 with the aim of transforming wrists worldwide, through the provision of high-quality designer products that carry an African flair. All our beaded patterns and art work have a narrative which goes back centuries within African history.

Our products tell a story and reflect the cultural heritage of Africa in a modern way, thereby bridging the gap between cultural tradition and modern aesthetic of the fashion industry.   

 

Furthermore, Unyazi Designs creates employment through outsourcing all beadwork to local women within the township.  

Each piece is carefully and meticulously handcrafted by these women allowing them to keep this traditional African skill alive and vibrant.

We are interested in doing collaborations with other creatives, fashion enthusiasts. Unyazi Designs Pop-Up around the world, our features was on GQ magazine June Issue 2018, Design Indaba Emerging Class of Creatives 2019 and had exhibitions at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, Spier Wine farm currently trading at Guga S’thebe Cultural Center  and Saturday at  The Old Biscuit Mill Weekend market in Woodstock.