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REVIVE SA WITH MADE IN THE CAPE!

Woohoo, life in South Africa is opening up again and it’s time to celebrate! If you’re tired of giving the same old gifts to friends and family, why not jazz things up with our editor’s pick of hand-crafted wares from Made in the Cape? Thanks to the pandemic, it’s not currently operating as a physical market but buying from it online from the comfort of your own home is even easier than trekking to the shops. Browse away and enjoy the fact that you’ll be reviving Cape Town businesses hit by Covid with any purchase 🙂

What a dish
Find bright and beautiful home decor, gifts and toys at s i x p e n c e  a t   h o m e. Contact craftswoman Debbie at 082 569 8805, or email her at debs@sixpence.co.za
How much? R295 for a set of five (from extra small to large)
Where? For orders, contact sixpence through its Instagram profile or Facebook page.  Alternatively, find it at Mzuri Mamas in Kalk Bay
soft pots
Fabric herb pots
Find a selection of fabulous pots adorned with hand-drawn fabrics at KeniKen. Keep updated with these lovely creations via Instagram and Facebook
How much? R175 each (plants not included)
Where? Shop online, call Kendall on 072 268 1404 or email your order to kendall@keniken.co.za
driftwood wooden bird
Driftwood bird
Explore the world of Zimbabwean wood sculptor Boniface Chikwenhere at Unique Driftwood Creations
How much? This one costs R900
Where? Shop online, find more driftwood creations in the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront or send him an email at boniface@uniquedriftwoodcreations.com for a full catalogue
African fabric slip on sharp flat point shoes
Style it
Blossom’s Jan Lloyd Cowley boasts a proudly South African range of bright and bold African designs. Keep up to date with his latest trends via Instagram or Facebook
How much? R1400 for these shoes and R120 for the matching mask
Where? Purchase these and other beauties online, visit the kiosk inside Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront shopping centre (outside H&M) or order directly by sending an email to jan@blossomcreations.co.za. From early September, the Blossom stall at the Waterfront’s  Watershed (next to the aquarium) will also be open
glass planter
Glass planter
Enjoy a variety of terrarium glass planters by Ana Arium. Follow Stacey, the creative behind these unusual prisms, on Instagram
How much? Small ones start at R150
Where? Shop online, request a custom design via email at info@anaarium.com
Pirate ted
Zuleigha Murray-Petersen offers a wonderland of knitted soft toys, patterns and custom orders at 3Stitches, readymade or for you to make yourself! Scroll through her craft selection on Facebook or Instagram
How much? R350
Where?  Order online, send an email to 3stitchescrafts@gmail.com or contact Zuleigha on 082 880 4885
Bird jug
Andrea Duell Ceramics offers a variety of creations, from tiles to animal figures. Here they are on Instagram
How much? R410 for this bird jug
Where? Shop online for the featured jug and other lovelies. For further info, get in touch with Andrea at 082 348 3711 or send her an email at andreaduellceramics@gmail.com
tree wall art
Flat wall-tree
Celebrate Africa with this wonderful wire artwork! Connect with craftsman Percy on Facebook and Instagram to check out his dramatic creations
How much? R550, including free delivery (in and around Cape Town)
Where? Call or WhatsApp Percy directly on 078 262 9392, or email him on persypedro@gmail.com
Robot clock
Crafty Beach offers quirky wood décor that vibes up any setting. Check out its wares on Facebook and Instagram. For more info, contact Mark and Sanda Bunter at 081 270 7423 or email them at craftybeach@gmail.com
How much? R360
Where?  Purchase online
FIND MORE LOCAL ARTISANS AT MADE IN THE CAPE’S WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE
 
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