Growing up with a tailor as a mother, Lornah was exposed to the world of fashion from a young age. At the age of 5, she learned how to sew, and at age 12, she was already selling products at the local market. This experience allowed her to have a better understanding of the fashion and retail industry, which left her to wonder: what would happen if more female tailors had access to a global market? And so, with that thought in mind, Lornah founded TungaTunga Hcrafts in 2017 with an initial goal of producing high quality designs, all while promoting women empowerment.
Having graduated with an MBA in Global Sustainable enterprise from TSIU, she used her knowledge in procurement and supply chain to grow her business, handling everything from marketing to manufacturing.
Today, TungaTunga Hcrafts shifted from producing in-house products to developing an e-commerce platform for vendors—most of which are women from marginalized communities—to sell their designs. Furthermore, Lornah’s company provides training to these vendors, helping them navigate the business process and building their knowledge base and confidence.
In the future, Lornah envisions TungaTunga Hcrafts becoming a staple African brand, providing home decor and fashion products in every household. In the following years, she will be focused on increasing the number of recruited vendors, including those from marginalized communities.