We are a family business, founded by husband and wife team Jeremiah and Patricia Makaza. Two decades later, their daughter Linda is also now a part of the team to continue the legacy of empowering artisans in Zimbabwe. Together, with our close knit team of 25 artisans specialized in batik porridge drawing, painting, dyeing and sewing, we create fairtrade gifts that give twice, to the buyer and to the team in Zimbabwe.
We support local artisans and their families by providing accommodation and sustainable employment. Tonga Textiles is more than a company, we are a family-run business and everyone who partners with us joins our circle of supporting family, supporting community..
We impart skills sets such as sewing, art, painting and quality controlling through various workshops. We confront poverty alleviation head on, with most of our artisans come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
We inspire the end consumer by promoting ethical buying. We inspire our artisans by empowering them with life-long skills. Many have opened their own businesses.