Category: Femme Innovate

“I started my own lingerie business over the weekend” – Harriet Nannyunja

It may seem that some things can not be mentioned and thus are labelled the unmentionables but do you know that the underwear/lingerie industry is quite huge?
According to research, underwear makes up 6% of womenswear products currently retailing online across the US and UK markets combined. This market is expected to hit $250 billion by 2022.

With the pandemic, ladies are looking more towards comfort than anything else. In this Design Hustle episode, we get to speak to Harriet Nannyunja who has ventured into this industry.

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Solar for Milk – Creative Solar Solutions

In another edition of Design Hustle, we have the pleasure of introducing a long term Design Hub member, Sizoomu Mwamed, Founder of the startup SolarPipo. The innovative company has recently shifted their focus on providing solar solutions and access to funding to diary farmers and diary cooperatives. The objective is to reduce dependency on unreliable and expensive power bills and have a environmentally cost effective alternative to keep their milk cool and prevent it from getting spoiled. At the moment 20 to 40 percent of the milk produced in Uganda is wasted due to lack of timely cooling.

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Sowing Seeds of Tumaini – “We are reducing influence of Middle Men”

In this eight podcast episode, Design Hustle host Patricia Opio talks to Michelle Masanza, the 19 year old founder of AfroShinda and ‘Third World Girl’. AfroShinda is a Ugandan based online store that curates African made products. Its mission is to make the world fall in love with African beauty by telling the African story with love and respect for her land, her people, and her heritage.

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Michelle Masanza: ‘I want to make the world fall in love with African beauty’

In this eight podcast episode, Design Hustle host Patricia Opio talks to Michelle Masanza, the 19 year old founder of AfroShinda and ‘Third World Girl’. AfroShinda is a Ugandan based online store that curates African made products. Its mission is to make the world fall in love with African beauty by telling the African story with love and respect for her land, her people, and her heritage.

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