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Anisa Mpungwe was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, and has a Bachelors degree in Fashion and Marketing from the Midrand Graduate Institute. She went on to study Creative Pattern Cutting at the prestigious London College of Fashion before starting her own fashion label, Loin Cloth & Ashes. She describes the fundamental aspects of her work as "originality, romance, independence and perfection". Her designs are characterised by form, order, clean lines and symmetry. One of her collections titled "Ifakara" was inspired by Japanese art and origami.
Anisa's achievments include ELLE South Africa's New Talent Award, which included the opportunity for her designs to be sold at retail outlet Mr Price, and shows at global fashion week events including SA Fashion Week, Stockholm Fashion Week and New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.