Our Story

PLATFORM23 is a South African online fashion and lifestyle company.  We've created this platform for creative individuals who sell their own brands and designs.  Africa is the future. it holds a vast collection of artists and designers with varied heritages and cultures and has a diversification like no other place on earth.  This is why PLATFORM23 is a collaborative marketplace, to sell from and take advantage of cross-selling opportunities between us and the rest of the world’s consumers. 
Our primary purpose is to provide a one-stop-shop for the most novel and engaging African brands in the fashion, accessories, décor, craft and art industries.  We are a niche e-commerce company focussing on empowering entrepreneurs, providing an entry to market for aspiring vendors who are serious about showing their talent to the world.
 Everyone’s been asking, why 23?
23 has been known as the number which evokes the manifestation of creativity and it turns out to be related to our core purpose - creating an integrated marketplace for the discovery of original and inspirational brands.
The possibilities that partner with passion and its people, allowing the creation of merchandise and talent that deserves exposure, PLATFORM23 provides the perfect route to market for up-and-coming brands and designers from Africa, to the world. We are all about discovery and connection and we've grown from strength to strength in the last 12 months.  This is only the beginning.  This journey is going to be epic and we want you to be there with us.