We are a group of fashion first businesses offering services across the retail apparel supply chain in East Africa. Launched in 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, we are a rapidly growing business and have now established or partnered with companies in 10+ African markets.
Promoting the finest contemporary African fashion both locally and internationally, RONKOS Fashion Group are a benchmark of authenticity and creativity in African Fashion. RONKOS Fashion Group are a champion of Made In Africa and a champion in ethical sourcing and production.
The RONKOS Marketplaces are the go-to destination to Discover African Fashion. Offering the full
e-commerce experience, RONKOS offers a platform for African Fashion designers to promote
and distribute their products through local online websites in Kigali, Rwanda and Kampala, Uganda;
as well as internationally through our global online marketplace for select collections.
Our websites serving local markets offer cash-on-delivery payment terms with delivery fulfilled by RONKOS.
Our global marketplace offers online payments and international distribution through third party logistics partners. We work with both established and leading local brands as well as aspiring young designers to help make their ideas a reality.
Products that we sell include Men’s and Women’s Fashion, Children’s clothing, Accessories and Homewares. RONKOS Value Added Services provides support solutions to help our designers on RONKOS Marketplaces scale and improve their businesses. This includes support in acquiring textiles, production facilities, content support, finance and operational training. RONKOS is also a curator and producer of an African inspired basics range available directly through our online platforms.
RONKOS operates a simpler e-commerce model in select geographies. Currently operating in Ethiopia under the brand MERKATO Fashion by RONKOS. We offer a premier portal for designers, brands and retailers in Ethiopia to connect directly with customers looking for the finest fashion. Our top brands and designers will also become available through the RONKOS Global Marketplace. On RONKOS Classifieds, sellers can upload their own listings and are directly responsible for the content. Buyers are able to communicate directly with sellers and make their own arrangements for sale and collection.
The RONKOS Foundation was established in 2017. The foundation is a centre for research and promotion of ethical fashion in East Africa. The work we do here helps our family of companies ensure that we are making the most of Made In Africa fashion, building the capabilities of in country cooperatives and manufacturing facilities. Determined to leave a lasting legacy, we train and nurture young talent across our businesses, bringing opportunities to those from deprived or challenging backgrounds. Through the foundation we are able to provide opportunities to both refugee camps and all female cooperatives to bring their creativity to market and generate badly needed income
RONKOS Fashion brings high quality, affordable apparel to the market. A brand you can trust.
CEO @RONKOS Fashion Group
With a background in e-commerce in frontier markets and direct experience of policy making and promoting Made In Africa, Lorcan is the inspiration behind RONKOS; taking the creativity of the continent internationally, through fashion. Lorcan is based in East Africa and has direct experience of working and living in multiple markets in the region.
COO @RONKOS Fashion Group
Previously building e-commerce companies in East Africa with a large international company and experience consulting to SME’s and early digital ventures. Alex is based on the continent and has lived and worked in several markets in the region.
Creative Director @RONKOS Fashion Group
A designer at heart, Sarah trained and worked in fashion in London. With RONKOS Sarah is producing her own brand of African fashion “Sarah Mac”, as well as establishing the RONKOS own basics brand and training our local tailors and designers.
General Manager @RONKOS Ethiopia
Issam is one of Ethiopia’s e-commerce leaders, having been responsible for building and establishing the largest online player in the country previously. He is well known in fashion and leading the strategic direction of the business.
Director @RONKOS Foundation
With extensive global experience, Alicia has produced research and insights into many markets. With a passion for fashion and commitment to ethical production and local sourcing, Alicia is based on the continent establishing the Foundation as a source of knowledge and benchmark for sustainable production, changing the lives of those in our communities.
CPO Chief Product Officer @RONKOS Fashion Group
Building a brand and ensuring consistency across the group
Technology Transformer @RONKOS Fashion Group