THEKGA means to Support in Sepedi, an indigenous language to Limpopo, South Africa.
Inspired by the beauty of nature, THEKGA products are made using Alien Invasive plant fibres, primarily Water Hyacinth, Natural and Eco-friendly raw materials. Crafted by our passion for design and innovation , THEKGA products boost a range of hand woven crafts, and eco-friendly products.
Stricken by our love for community development, THEKGA products are made by the women and talented artisans of the Blesbokspruit community in South Africa, a modest community within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. THEKGA is a collective of women on a mission to change both their world and the rest of the world, one small step at a time. Alien Invasive plants need to be removed, and so does plastic waste. Poverty sties growth and must be eradicated.
What better way, than to educate hands to weave the waste?
An oasis through innovation- a balance that facilitates absolute change.
Blesbokspruit, South Africa, the Blue Deal partners turned this threat into a business opportunity.
Oppenheimer Research & Conservation
Oppenheimer is one of our sponsers
Makgapa a Thekga
“Makgapa a Thekga” means Baskets of support (Thekga).
The range is born from our partnership with Oppenheimer research and conservation, to uplift communities, while simultaneously paying homage to our African ancestry who bestowed ancient wisdom and indigenous technology upon our team of vibrant creatives to produce stylish contemporary, water hyacinth crafts.
Water hyacinth : An Aquatic Alien invasive plant, manually harvested used for weaving.
Recycled Iron: Used for structural reinforcement. Recycled Plastic Bottles (rPET): Used for fabric lining