Hluma Home Industry started operating in 1997 as a sewing project by three women. They do fabric painting, tie dye and also make cushion covers, table cloths, place mats, chair backs and wall hangings.
In 2001 one of the members of the group was sent to Dakawa by the Department of Arts and Culture for training in weaving. They now also weave floor mats, shawls, table runners, place mats, cushion covers, men’s scarves and ponchos.
They also specialise in training unemployed people in weaving, textile hand painting and decorative art. The training programmes are aligned with the programmes of the Department of Labour, and specifically the Manpower Training Act of 1981.