Lonali Rodrigo, is the founder and designer behind House of Lonali, the brand for all who believe there is unique beauty in every flaw. As soon as she graduated from the University of Northumbria she decided to take the challenge of starting her own social enterprise House of Lonali, as the first up-cycling fashion brand from Sri Lanka designing and crafting beautiful unique pieces from textile waste. In 2010, she emerged as the winner of the ‘Ethical Fashion Award’ at the Sri Lanka Design Festival and in 2013 she received the ‘Emerging Designer’ and ‘Sustainable Designer’ Awards at the Sri Lanka Apparel and Fashion Awards. Lonali is a protective advocate for sustainability. Sharing her entrepreneurial journey, she was also a speaker at TEDx Colombo in 2014. She is a pioneer in Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Fashion and has been recognized by (Echelon) Cosmopolitan 35 under 35 Women Game Changers 2020.
Lonali has experience working with many cottage and craft industries in Sri Lanka and she collaborates with other local brands to promote and celebrate craftsmanship. With a circular mindset she minimizes the impact of production and consumption on the planet and creates a positive impact.