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14 Oct 2016 00:00
Ham Ethop will be at stand 47 at the Sanlam Handmade Contemprorary Fair.
The NinevitesFounded by: Nkuli MlangeniWhen: 2012What: We design textiles, curate events and keep pushing to tell our stories in ways that reflect their vast beauty and invention.Binding principles: A textile brand that is inspired by black culture, encourages collaboration and is rooted on tradition.Origin of design aesthetic: Black aestheticMaterials used: Sheep wool, mohair and natural dyesEntry level price: R3 500Produced in: Namibia, Lesotho, South Africa and PeruNumber of makers per product: Three to fourStand number at Sanlam Hand Made Contemporary Fair: 52See more of their work here
Jane SewsFounded by: Amy VenterWhen: 2011What: Local clothing brandBinding principles: Nature’s authenticity. Close attention is paid to fine construction and finish. Jane Sews seeks to create uplifted staples and timeless pieces that are suitable for all seasons.
Our focus is on quality and minimal design translated into key pieces that you can build your wardrobe around.Origin of design aesthetic: Durban’s natureMaterials used: Natural fabrics and genuine leather goodsEntry level price: R449 — R2 199Produced in: DurbanNumber of makers per product: About nine on garments and 48 on shoesStand number at SHMCF: 38See more of their work here
Flaunt ConceptsFounded by: Ashleigh HarringtonWhen: 2016What: Bespoke furniture designBinding principles: Minimalist and nostalgicOrigin of design aesthetic: ScandinavianMaterials used: Oak wood, powder-coated mild steel, toughened smoke glass and whitened concreteEntry level price: R2 500 — R18 500Produced in: Johannesburg Number of makers per product: FourStand number at SHMCF: 40ASee more of their work here
Sealand GearFounded by: Jasper Eales & Mike SchlebachWhen: 2015What: Bags and eco-fashion accessoriesBinding principles: Environmentally responsible decision making, with a rule of placing the environment in the driver’s seat, and a focus to design and produce functional, quality product that is built to last a lifetime.Origin of design aesthetic: Form follows function, with a focus on quality rather than quantity. Materials used: Repurposed yacht sails, advertising billboards, truck tarpaulin, Bedouin stretch tents and various other waste materials that were destined for the landfill.Entry level price: R100 — R2 500Produced in: Cape TownNumber of makers per product: Sealand team/family consists of 26 peopleStand number at SHMCF: 42Find more work here and there’s free shipping anywhere is SA
Butter PuddingFounded by: Papama RamogaseWhen: 2015What: Kiddies Lifestyle BrandBinding principles: To reassure African children that they are enough and to celebrate their heritage in globally relevant ways.Origin of design aesthetic: Grounded in Africa but globally relevantMaterials used: Pure cottons all the wayEntry level price: R220Produced in: South AfricaNumber of makers per product: FourStall number at SHMCF: 46Website here
Lulu & MarulaFounded by: Jesslynn SchlammWhen: 2013What: A collection of 100% natural skincare, bath and body productsBinding principles: Simple is the new awesome. Natural is powerful. Handmade with care is better. The future is local.Origin of design aesthetic: Fun, bold, eternally summer and South AfricanMaterials used: Natural oils and raw cosmetics such as clay and shea butterEntry level price: R60 for a lip balmProduced in: Cape TownNumber of makers per product: OneStall number at SHMCF: 62Website here
BENA LoungewearFounded by: Xan Fraser and Charlie MooreWhen: 2015What: Luxury sleepwear for women, kids and expectant mumsBinding principles: To bring classic and elegance back to down-time. Garments are stylish and feminine evoking feelings of pure relaxation and accomplishment.Origin of design aesthetic: Classic European.Materials used: 98% of our garments are natural. This season’s collection is made with superior quality cotton and rayons, a natural-based fabric made from the cellulose of wood pulp or cotton.Entry level price: R360Produced in: South AfricaNumber of makers per product: ThreeStand number at SHMCF: 47Website: www.bena.co.za
Matter Of FaktFounded by: Mary-Anne GroblerWhen: 2013What: JewelleryBinding principles: Finding perfection in imperfectionOrigin of design aesthetic: Namib DesertMaterials used: Brass, crystals, semiprecious stonesEntry level price: R150Produced in: Cape TownNumber of makers per product: One to twoStall number at SHMCF: 45Website: matteroffakt.com
Handmade by MeFounded by: Sera HollandWhen: 2012What: Bespoke textile design andhandmade interior products and fashion accessoriesBinding principles: Home furnishings and fashion accessories, thoughtfully made in South Africa, with which to have funOrigin of design aesthetic: I am influenced by art and fashion, the country I live in, and the world around meMaterials used: Mostly different 100% cotton or natural fibre fabrics, but we have increased our range to include products that incorporate other materials such as plastic, paper, melamine and cork. Our printing process is ecofriendly and everything is made locally.Entry level price: From R120Produced in: South AfricaNumber of makers per product: One or two depending on the productStall number at SHMCF: 30Website: handmadebyme.co.za
Ham EthopFounded by: Tsakani MashabaWhen: 2015What: Handbags and shoesBinding principles: Craftsmanship is top of mind when we make our products. We always draw from ancient African techniques of sewing, weaving and embroidery but our designs are contemporary.Origin of design aesthetic: The African continentMaterials used: We use natural fabrics such as leather and cotton, beading material and we print our own fabrics on canvas.Produced in: Johannesburg and Cape TownStand number at SHMCF: 47Website: instagram.com/hamethop
The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair runs from Friday October 14 to Sunday October 16 at the Hyde Park corner rooftop in Johannesburg. Tickets are R90 at the door or on webtickets.co.za.
For more information go to sanlamhmc.co.za
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