Nokware Skincare has launched eco-friendly re-purposed packaging for its products.
Founded and run by two women – Botswana’s Thato Tau and Ghana’s Tutuwa Ahwoi – the company has adopted a slogan ‘From Earth to You’.
The Pan African beauty brand has adopted new bamboo packaging which makes use of repurposed gourd plants from which their calabash packaging is derived.
“We wanted to raise awareness that plastic is not the only option available for packaging and that nature has provided us with materials that when repurposed, can make for beautiful, natural packaging,” said Tau.
The skincare brand has recently featured at the New Venture Competition for African Start Ups at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA where 10 African start-ups were invited to pitch their businesses before a panel of judges and guests.
“We were awarded the prize for the company that most impacts their community by Sundial Brands, owners of international beauty brand Shea Moisture,” she said.
Tau said that made them happy because it showed that they were in the right direction. Their skincare range currently offers four variations of African Black Soaps, Shea Body Butters and Natural Oils. The products are available online on the brand’s online shop and at SuperChem Pharmacy at Masa Square in Gaborone.