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Bag Some Time with Former #DI Emerging Creative and Mebala Founder Tihalefang Moeletsi

Bags have endured for centuries as an expression of the user’s style, and an enterprising Design Indaba creative has embarked on a series of designs that are uniquely African. Although he made his way to fashion rather circuitously, Tlhalefang Moeletsi has managed to find a niche that honors African culture and allows people to carry it with them. Meaning “colours” in Setswana, Mebala constantly explores patterns from different African cultures and trying to use them in new form factors. Vintage designs are also a major part of our design language. We draw a lot of inspiration from vintage form factors and try and fuse them with a forward-looking design language in order to try and create something timeless. Technology is at the core of what we do as a brand with a client-centric approach.