South African designer, Palesa Mokubung and her label, Mantsho has joined forces with global retail brand H&M for its first African collaboration. It seems the H&M brand is taking steps in the right direction following the #BoycottHM scandal last year. The brand also announced Ezinne Kwubiri as the new Head Of Inclusion & Diversity For North America in December.


The collaboration with the Mantsho brand which has been in existence since 2004 is said to be a ready-to-wear clothing and accessories collection that will be available globally from August 15.

Palesa shared the news in her Instagram with a sneak peek of the new collection. She said:

I am so excited to finally announce my collaboration with H&M to create Mantsho x HM!
This is truely a dream come true for me. To be the first South African designer to have their own collection in H&M South Africa stores & exclusive H&M flagship store worldwide is quite an amazing feeling. This is such an exciting period of my life and I cant wait to share it with u. The collection wil be available from 15 August 2019. Get ready for Mantsho x HM! @hm

I really love this new Mantsho print I created for the collection.

In a statement obtained by, Pernilla Wohlfahrt, assortment manager for collaborations and special collections at H&M said:

Palesa is such an inspiring talent and personality. We love how she works with colour, print and silhouettes enhancing the female shape in a flattering and playful way. At H&M, we value diversity of ideas and designs and draw inspiration from across our geographical footprint and we are so excited to share this collection with our customers across the globe..

We can’t wait to see the full collection!