For The Love Of Curves
Bona|December 2017

Entrepreneur and founder of fashion label Plus-Fab, Ouma Tema (33), finds joy in creating clothes for full-figured women.

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

As a little chubby girl, shopping for clothes made me anxious.

During the festive season, my siblings and I used to go shopping for Christmas clothes. I dreaded this because I hardly found clothes that I liked in my size; I had to settle for outfits designed for older women! This was emotionally frustrating, and it made me realise the gap in the fashion industry. All I wanted was clothes that would accentuate my curvaceous frame!

I started carving out my way into the fashion industry while working as a secretary in 2008.

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