Welcome and Hi

My name is Ntombi Mabaso, I am a professional thrifter and aspiring environmentalist. 

I started thrifting as a way of getting out of debt and saving money. 
As time progressed, I learnt about the environmental impacts of the clothing and textile industry and the devastating harms of plastic in our ocean and environment. 

I now try to live a more sustainable life and educate others about how small changes in our daily lives could have positive impacts for our environment. 

Ntombi xox
the heart & soul

It has been a fruitful and beautiful partnership with the women and we hope to expand into an amazing art center for the community.

Our photography and marketing is run by, Ziyanda a video technology student. She has brought creativity and passion to our team.
Ziyanda Manyathi Videographer
Our baskets are handwoven by Mam'Majozi and a group of local women. Mam''Majozi puts all her passion into creating each piece.
Mam'Majozi Product Creator
Sabelo brings all the flair to Retro. Creating catchy write up's for all our Socials. Sabelo brings her all to the team.
Sabelo Mnguni Content Creator

Why buy our Products?

We understand that as an online shopper you are not only looking for a great product, but you also want an affordable, quality product.

Green Beauty

We aim to minimize the consumption of plastic while saving you money and the environment.


Our biggest aim at Handpicked Retro is to show people how easy and cost-effective it is to be sustainable. This range has allowed us to expand our vision of sustainability still while bringing style and quality to the consumer.

Personalized Experience

Our products are handwoven and made from natural materials which means there is minimal to no harm to the environment when making them.