Why - About

NEW OWNER SAME LOVE FOR LOCAL

6 years ago I met BARBARA and was introduced to her then jewellery brand Oh Voila. At the time I had just launched my media company Style Africa to promote, develop, and support the South African fashion and design industry. It was our PASSION FOR LOCAL and EMPOWERING WOMEN that drew us together and formed a long lasting relationship.


In 2018, I invited Oh Voila to participate in a Style Africa fashion campaign on designers who utilise ethical, sustainable, and natural resources in their approach to design.

It was in the same year that Barbara asked me to join her mastermind session to discuss the change of Oh Voila to No Memo. Little did I know that my involvement in No Memo through the years would bring me to owning the brand one day.  Looking back it appears as though the path had already been set, and it was written in the stars.

I am proud of what No Memo does for the empowerment of women, its’ use of local eco friendly South African materials, and how it involves fellow entrepreneurs.

My wish is to carry on the legacy that Barabara has so firmly planted, and engrave my own signature for a prosperous future for No Memo. 

A huge thank you to you our TRIBE MEMBERS for your continued support of this local woman owned business.  The growth, and success of No Memo is attributed to YOU our families, creators, designers, manufacturers, producers, wholesalers, sales agents, retailers, consumers - Our HEROES.


LOVE LOCAL - PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN - JEWELLERY WITH A DIFFERENCE

Roshan Isaacs - Owner


HOW IT ALL STARTED

the warm sun beating down, the rolling crash of waves on a shore and sand between the toes. In the distance, the never-ending blue of a horizon  –   It was on this serene beach that I realised my dream of creating a brand that brings people together.

Hey, that would have been the ultimate start to a beautiful idea, but it’s not really how things went down.

Here’s the real version, the one with the CRACK .

Howling wind, pouring rain, a deserted beach, and dark skies overhead. Here I was, fighting with the fact that I was suddenly on my own with two boys to look after. I’m their plan A, B all the way to Z, and I need to make it work, I thought to myself.

Damn, how does one even do this?

Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and it’s what you do with it that can change the world. In that crazy moment, I thought to myself “Can I get my humble garage-based jewellery business off the ground?” With a bit of passion and purpose, I did!

NO MEMO IS ABOUT
FINDING ONE’S TRIBE

It’s about involving people, inspiring others, and ignoring that well-walked path. Find your own way. Roadtrip into the beyond. Close your eyes and jump.

Barbara Kasasa - Owner & Founder
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Wow, has this little business grown since 2010! No Memo - previously known as Oh Voila - has now fans worldwide and is available in hundreds of shops in over 20 countries.

No Memo helps women earn a living by making our one-of-a-kind bracelets and necklaces.  We support local people, empower them, encourage them and give them the space to do things their own way. This freedom lets them help themselves and their communities.

PRETTY AWESOME RIGHT?


Want to know what else makes us unique? We use materials that are locally produced. This means everything from the casting of the beads to the weaving of the ribbons to the printing and packaging.

WE’RE ALSO ECO-FRIENDLY!


 


 


 

 


 


 

 

 

     

       


       

      WHETHER YOU ARE WILD AT HEART OR JUST IN THE HABIT OF GETTING NOTICED,
      GO ON, REPRESENT YOUR TRIBE WITH NO MEMO! 
      SET YOUR OWN TREND AND WE’LL KIT YOU OUT!