Nomakhosazana Khanyile Ncube
A Tribe Called Zimbabwe is the brain child of Nomakhosazana Khanyile Ncube aka Zana’Kay. Nomakhosazana means Mother of Princesses - Queen. Hatched in 2013 and launched in 2018, the start-up company is the story of passion and persistence.
A Tribe called Zimbabwe was born out of a passion for Zimbabwe. To bring royalty, honour and identity back to the people of Zimbabwe whose empire DZIMBADZEMABWE- GREAT ZIMBABWE was once visited by the Queen of Sheba. Cattle play a very strong role in Zimbabwean society. They are fundamental to our economy and play very important socio-cultural roles.
Our anchor scripture is Proverbs 31 vs 21. It speaks of a woman whose household has no fear of the winter as they are covered in scarlet. Scarlet wasn’t just a colour. It spoke of distinguished identity, honour, royalty, special skills, wealth, elegance and divine protection. May we too be the women who cover our homes and nation in scarlet.
It is our desire that anyone who adorns ‘a Tribe called Zimbabwe’ apparel feels royal, unique, celebrated, valuable and proud. We use prime Zimbabwean Nguni cowhide. The products are handmade and because every piece is unique, each one receives special attention from cutting to packaging. While we specialise in cowhide & leather fashion our flagship product is the Nguni cowhide necktie.
Take your time to tie this one. It’s not as soft as your conventional tie. It has stature, resolve and integrity.
Work your hands softly through it as you knot and turn it. Feel the direction of the fur yield to your reason. Imagine the tactful and diplomatic dialogue between Heads Of State. Like true Royalty, this tie will not suffer the impatience of fools. Its a royal affair don’t rush it, embrace it, enjoy it…
Founder & CEO – A Tribe Called Zimbabwe
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