We reinvent traditional woven ware for the modern home by converting grain gourds to lamps and by adding bespoke details to match individual tastes. For example, we play with flashes of colour against the natural palm, adding a quirkiness and the unexpected to our collection.
This story began 20 years ago whilst criss-crossing southern and east Africa, where I had a taster of the abundant, rich, cultural traditions. I spent most of my working life working in interior design, where I often veered towards the natural, the textured, the pared down.
Ilala is delighted to be supporting CAMFED, Campaign For Female Education, an international non-profit organisation tackling poverty and inequality by supporting marginalised girls to go to school. The CAMFED network reaches 6,220 partner schools in Zimbabwe, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.