/// SOUTH AFRICA ///
/// telephone WIRE BASKETWORK
Telephone wire basketwork is the urban version of the traditional Zulu basketry. This craft industry has its origins in the South African mines where Zulu workers started to plait telephone wire scraps. The delicacy of these colourful objects turn them into luxury items.
/// RECYCLED PLASTIC ANIMALS
The art of recycling has given birth to a funny and surprising Noah's Ark: chickens, ducks, ostriches, Guinea fowls, flamingos, etc. We keep enlarging the range by creating new animals and new combination of colours.
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/// PAPIER-MACHE ANIMALS
We develop this range of animals made of papier-mâché with a small cooperative in the Northern Cape.
Fishes, birds, lizards, geckos, caterpillars are made of wood and shaped with papier-mâché.
/// SILICONE VASES
Made of glass tiles or bottle tops suspended in silicone, these wobbly vases amaze and seduce!
/// HANDPRINTED COTTON BAGS
This range of "proudly South-African" bags are functional, stylish and colourful.
The fabrics are hand printed in South Africa.
/// RECYCLED PAPERBAGS AND ACCESSORIES
These funky and colourful handbags and accessories are handmade by using recycled paper from printing factories to shape them. Every single product has its own unique colour scheme.
This range includes handbags, shoppers, folders, pouches, pencil cups, etc.
/// oSTRICH EGGS
Once lacquered using an eco-friendly lacquer, ostrich eggshells become refined and surprising products.
With an openwork design, they become great accessories for a sophisticated table: warm and lively candle holders or lampshades.
/// WOODEN ANIMALS
Amazing animals made of wood and decorated with a burnt pattern.
Made by artists from Kwazulu-Natal.
/// BEADED ANIMALS
Nobody knows it for sure but this craft industry seems to have its roots in the northern part of the Kwazulu-Natal. There, some kids once started to create their own toys with the things they had around. The ingenuity of the kids and the refinement of their objects made some craftsmen starting to create objects of same spirit.
Our animals are created and produced by a family from the Kwazulu-Natal. We use glass beads from the Czech Republic.
Made of recycled inner tubes, the Zolos are fun and all unique.
/// Papier-mache BOWLS
Wola Nani (from the Xhosa word for « let’s embrace and develop each other ») is a South African NGO that helps communities strongly affected by HIV. A part of this project is to provide HIV positive women with a home job, which brings them income and which allows them to keep a social bond while looking after their children at home. The making of these nice papier-mâché objects is the work of around twenty women. The patterns are made from cut out labels: Red Saldanha tuna, Lucky Star sardines, Lion matches, Boxer tobacco...
/// SOUTH-AFRICAN DOLLS
Traditional dolls (Ndebele, Ntwana, Tsonga) dressed in trendy colours. Tradition and modernity from Kwazulu-Natal!
/// ZULU HATs
Traditionnal Zulu hats with contemporary colours.