VATHISWA is a fashion brand launched by Nigerian designer Morenikeji Akinsola. VATHISWA means ‘clothed’ in Xhosa – a South African language. Morenikeji studied Fashion Design in South Africa before returning to Lagos to start her own fashion business. The Vathiswa brand motto is ‘she is clothed with strength and dignity'.
VATHISWA products are locally made by a community of young Nigerian women that Ms. Akinsola has trained and employed. Through the Ananse e-Commerce platform, Morenikeji is taking VATHISWA products to a larger African and international market.