Letlhogonolo Letsholonyane


27 year old Founder & Director of Own It Intimate Wear & Own It Start Up Academy

At just 27 Thlogi Letsholonyane  is owning her path and building her retail empire one garment at a time.

After graduating from LISOF in Fashion Design and Retail, Thlogi began her fashion designer career by getting into the Edcon graduate program, where she later got promoted to the cosmetics buying department. Tlhogi couldn’t keep still for long, she paid her dues doing a stint as a design consultant for a uniform company, designing uniforms for 5 star hotels and casinos like The Saxon, Maslow and Sun City. However the intimate wear owner’s knack for entrepreneurship and hunger for new challenges, found herself carving out a new path at 25 in the form of her businesses, clothing label; Own It Intimate Wear and a start up academy; Own It Start Up Academy.

The vibrant and passionate entrepreneur has been continuously pushing fashionable boundaries by growing her brand, trading her products globally, expanding the own it startup academy into different countries in Africa and collaborating with manufacturers and suppliers to revive the textile and clothing manufacturing industry in Africa.

Tlhogi is not stopping there and continuing to sew her success, working on a diploma and degree accreditation for the academy and opening up a @ownitintimatewear store.

Inspired by her late father, Letsholonyane reminisces on the words her dad enforced to her since she was 16, “Remember that you’re going to school to equip yourself with the knowledge to start your own businesses one day.”

Tlhogi has certainly empowered herself.