Katherine-May founded her jewellery line Pichulik in 2012, based in Cape Town. With a background in pastry and fine art, she emerged as a jewellery guru developing Pichulik into a collaborative brand that offers a cross-cultural narrative integrating inspiration from all corners of Africa. The pieces transmit journeys throughout the continent, that fuse with empowering stories on self-worth and self-acceptance among women. The team behind Pichulik is Pan-African and mostly women, embodying the incentive behind the label which is to give a platform for African women to thrive.
Pichulik's SS17 collection incorporates organic details such as jade, shell and hemp.
“Our definition of design is not devoid of its function in society. Thus we have lots of space in its description and manifestation. I also think we get the concept of community – we share our opportunities and platforms. ”