Yolanda Ndhlovu is an eco-entrepreneur and the founder of lifestyle brand Essy Sandisiwe, an accessories brand that creates a wide range of beautiful upcycled products from waste materials, including handbags, purses and scarves. She is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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by Yolanda Ndlovu, founder of South African lifestyle brand Essy Sandisiwe
I run an eco business and have consciously chosen to do so because of my background. I have always loved nature, the preservation of the environment, and I have always been an activist. I make accessories out of discarded fabrics and/or materials that are biodegradable. This has been my life for the past five years and I don’t think I am about to change anytime soon.
I am a basketball fan. Yes, I am that woman! I watch the NBA religiously. I love the Golden State Warriors and was so happy when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the NBA Championship and even streamed their Victory Parade in their home town. I am a fan, period!