We are a black-women-owned SMME. Silokotho is derived from the words “Izilokotho ezinhle”, which translates to “best wishes”, forming part of our company philosophy. Through our work we effectively sew one wish at a time, improving the lives of the members of our community here in Umlazi, KZN, South Africa.
We have a management team with skills and passion. We are driven by practised and dedicated seamstresses and supported by the experienced Beier Envirotec (Pty) Ltd team.
Through our community research we came to realise that children, women and young adults who are unemployed are the most vulnerable – often engaging in activities that are not in their best interests.
In response we established Silokotho, initially sewing clothes on a small-scale basis and using profits to support our orphan care programme. As we gained confidence, we realised that our company could expand and flourish and thereby create more jobs and take care of more orphans, which in turn would make Umlazi a better place. Our work allows young people and women, not only to provide for their families, but also to be part of something positive, contributing to the community.
Silokotho proudly supplies polypropylene bags to Beier Envirotec based in Pinetown. The bags are used to package the filter bags and baled fibre. In addition, we sew slippers for a footwear company, also based in Pinetown, on an ongoing basis.
We pride ourselves on quality and giving back to the community.