Thabo Makhetha is a luxury women’s wear label established in 2009. We are best known for our pret-a-porter range of capes inspired and made from traditional Basotho blankets, known as Kobo Ea Bohali or Kobo. These blankets are the heritage of the designer Thabo Makhetha-Kwinana. It is through the Kobo garments that she is able to share the story of her culture and her heritage as a Mosotho woman.
Thabo Makhetha is an award-winning fashion designer and owner of the leading women’s wear label, which bears her name. The brand was established in South Africa in 2009 and within a few years became one of the handful of African brands considered as being at the forefront of African luxury.
The label is globally recognised for using and taking inspiration from authentic Basotho blankets and creating a collection of winter wear jackets and coats. The Basotho blanket is a symbol of status with deep cultural roots dating over a century in Lesotho, a small landlocked country in Southern Africa ruled by a monarchy.