The Women of Bili Beadwear

With a nod to South Africa's Rainbow Nation, this team of 7 women celebrate this nation's colourful diversity and unique character by crafting products to match. The team has embarked on a meaningful and significant journey to discover, appreciate and grow together. 




Nosi and her husband Nikelo are the proud parents of 4 children. She grew up in Willowvale, Eastern Cape and treasures her relationship with her mum, Novoti. Nosiphiwo wants to share her love of God and also educate her children so they may learn to think well. She loves expressing her creativity through beadwork and looks to grow with the business.



Nosintu is mum to 3 children and her husband is a carpenter. She has a big heart for family coming from one of 8 siblings who grew up in Ngcobo. She has a love of music, Malibongwe Hlengiwe is a favourite and her graceful beading skills make doing the craft look so easy.


Philiswa is one of Nosintu's sisters and is mum to 2 children, a 4 year old and a 1 year old. Philiswa prays for the opportunity to send her children to school, to buy a home and to live in decent rooms. She loves attending Church, she stands on a strong faith and seeks God's direction to help her achieve her goals. She enjoys working and as can be seen in her straps, colour is important in this lady's life


Sindi embraces the room with her wide smile and cheerful spirit. She is the mum of a daughter of her own and another loving 'community mother'. Her generous approach is coupled with a determination to hone her craft.






Lindsay has a heart for God and hands for her country. She is a mum to 3 wonderful teenagers, Meg, Joe and Cara and she loves her family and friends. Bili Beadwear offers the opportunity for her to develop and grow to become the best she can be.