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South African Handmade Collection at 2015 NY Now

1 - 4 February 2015
Booth 1371, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 35th Street, New York City 10001

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) and the South African Department of Trade and Industry are proud to present the South African Handmade Collection at NY NOW 2015 this February. The collection represents some of South Africa’s finest craft and design.

The CCDI, a not for profit company based in the beautiful Western Cape province of South Africa, assists the craft and design sector with business, product and market support. The layered social histories and rich cultural life of the region are reflected in the diverse styles of product, from edgy and eclectic to ethnic and African safari to urban contemporary, sophisticated, organic, and romantic.

For inquiries, please email Ryan Rode at ryan.rode@ccdi.org.za 

Exhibitors


 

Angeline Bonisiwe Masuku by Angeline Bonisiwe Masuku

Short Description of Products:
Weaving baskets, laundry  baskets, chairs, wall hangings, jewelry boxes, center tables and big baskets

Short Description of Business:
I started at a very young age - I was eight when I made my first basket. I was taught  by  my  Aunt  Caulina, and  I then  taught  my  sisters, our children, and the rest of the community.

Initially  craftwork was meant  for  vocational studies.  But for  me  and numerous other women and youth it turned out to be a way to alleviate poverty.

The baskets are made through weaving ilala/palm leaves into desired shapes and sizes. I excel in the art of telling history by weaving patterns in these baskets.

Contact Details:
P.O Box 865 Hlabisa 3937
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cell: +27 72 1099 329
Email: angeline.masuku@gmail.com  


 

Chic Fusion by Razaan Jakoet

Short Description of Products:
Throws, cushions, tea cosies, vases, scarves and shawls

Short Description of Business:
Chic Fusion is a design  and manufacturing studio  that produces innovative pieces for the local and overseas  market.  Our hand felted designs  are produced in an ethical manner with respect  for the environment.

Razaan  Jakoet designs  all the products in the Chic Fusion range  and hands over the  felting to trained feltworkers at the studio. We employ women from  disadvantaged  communities on  the outskirts  of  Cape Town.

Our  range  includes  home  décor (throws,  cushions,  table  runners, vases and teacosies) and fashion accessories (scarves and shawls).

Contact Details:
54 Queens Road,
Woodstock, 7925,
Western Cape,
South Africa

tel: +27 21 447 5137
cell: +27 83 462 7992
fax: +27 86 537 2091
email: razaan@chicfusion.co.za
Web: www.chicfusion.co.za  


 

Leather Touch CC by Percival Khumalo

Short Description of Products:
Leopard  leather handbags, nguni leather handbags, ostrich leg wallets, crocodile belts, cow skin sling bags, etc.

Short Description of Business:
We are a manufacturer,  repairer, colour  alteration,  wash and cleaning leather  specialist operating in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since our establishment in 2001, we have not looked back, and have collected a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field.

Our best attributes include our unique talent and expertise that allowed us to  survive  in  a  hostile  environment  and  trade  conditions. Our capacity to deliver has been evident in our successful implementation of projects awarded to us and implemented with our strategic partners.

Contact Details:
127  Johannes Nkosi  Street,
Building  number  5,
Durban 4000,
KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 31 3015055
Cell: +27 822168064
Fax: +27 866200734
Email: percyleather@gmail.com
Web: www.Pkleather.co.za  


 

Made in Z-A by Sonja Janina Zytkow

Short Description of Products:
Representing the izimbali group of women from soweto south africa,which is a self-help initiative giving employment to women

Short Description of Business:
Made in Z-A was started  in 2000 to represent South African made designs on the local and the international markets. For many years the  company has been  mentoring the  lzimbali  Group of  women, designing products specifically so that the  women can work  from home in their own time,saving both time and money  on transport  to and from a work place.

Made in Z-A also collaborates with a number of small manufacturing studios in South Africa to collectively design,manufacture and market products.

At present  we are only able to supply to the trade.
We supply  a number  of outlets  in South Africa,the USA, Germany, France and Italy. Please contact us for the details of a supplier near you.

Contact Details:
P 0 Box 2918,
Houghton 2041,
Johannesburg,
Gauteng,
South Africa

Telephone/Fax: +27 (0) 11 483 2184
Email:izimbali2@mweb.co.za
Web: www.buttonrings.co.za
Website: www.izimbaligroup.co.za 


 

Mninizo Art and Craft by Brenda Nompumelelo Mkhize

Short Description of Products:
Telephone wire baskets

Short Description of Business:
Mninizo Art and Craft is an organization that provides art and craft skill training  to disadvantaged urban  and rural communities throughout South Africa,with an aim of creating job opportunities.

We train  them  in making  telephone wire  baskets, telephone wire sculptures,cutlery, jewelry,beaded net and jewelry. We assist them in marketing their product as well.

We are currently working with four provinces (KwaZulu Natal,Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape province). We have passed on craft and business skills to 93 co-operatives in the past 5 years.

Contact Details:
23 Ferndale Road,
Morningside,
Durban 4001,
Kwazulu Natal,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 82 486 27381
Cell: +27 71 549 0010
Email: mninizotrading@outlook.com


 

Molo Mimi by Lisa Nettleton

Short Description of Products:
Free stitch fiber art

Short Description of Business:
Molo Mimi has been developed by Lisa Nettelton (mimi).  Situated in Port Alfred, in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

The essence of molo mimi is creativity,  each piece  is uniquely created into an artwork using the sewing  technique called  free stitch and recycled fabrics.

The fabrics  created are  used  for  upholstery, cushions,  jackets  and hats - the applications are extensive. It is our objective to create employment with an environment that can uplift on all levels through creative  exploration.

Our focus is GREEN, constantly working on recycling options.

Contact Details:
Po Box 339,
Port Alfred  6170,
Eastern Cape,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 466245722
Cell: +27 824098447
Email: lisa@molomimi.com
Website: www.molomimi.com  


 

Shirley's Rustic Frames by Shirley Freda Mcgaili

Short Description of Products:
Multi picture frame, 6 pane mirror, a4 double frame

Short Description of Business:
Shirley’s Rustic Frames manufactures  high quality  picture  frames and décor. Made from recylced timber, we add a twist of artistic elegance to your living space with these creative  picture frames.

Contact Details:
11 Queens Rd,
Woodstock,
Cape Town 8000,
Western Cape,
South Africa

Fax: +27 86 606 5929
Cell: +27 74 755 1787
Email: shirleysrusticframes@gmail.com
Website: www.shirleysrusticframes.co.za


 

Starborn Creative Designs by Moipone Ntseke

Short Description of Products:
Handmade African contemporary jewelry, shweshwe pumps and items manufactured from used billboards

Short Description of Business:
StarBorn Creative Designs was established in 2011 by Moipone Ntseke; our main products were  handmade African, contemporary jewellery and we have recently  added pumps  and items that we manufacture from  used  billboards such as ipad  covers,  laptop bags,  sling bags, shoppers, travelling bags, cosmetic  bags and cooler bags to name a few.

We  work   with  a  community  of  Johannesburg  who   produce  the recycled items and our raw material is PVC.

Contact Details:
Plot 233,
Ngwenya Glass Village,
Sunridge  Farm,
Rietfontein
Muldersdrift,
Krugersdorp,
Gauteng,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 73 214 5260
Email: moipone@starborn.co.za
Website: www.starborn.co.za  


 

To Bead Africa by Tobeka Mdiza

Short Description of Products:
Embroided dresses, skirts, bags, hand-made jewelry and necklaces

Short Description of Business:
The core business ofTo Bead Africa is to train,design,and manufacture and embellish branded product lines,on behalf of manufacturers and for large clothing retailers.

The embellishment assumes the  form  of  decorating manufactured garments  and accessories  by  hand, through  beading, embroidery, sewing and other labour intensive crafting.

To Bead Africa adds  value  to mass-produced garments, by  giving each product a distinctive personality,as required by the brand.

Contact Details:
Cnr.Springbok & Lower Klipfontien Road,
Athone 7725,
Cape Town,
Western Cape,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 21637 3648
Cell:+27 79 304 1952
Fax:+27 86 759 0496
Email: t1965@webmail.co.za


 

Xolile Embroideries by Hazel Thembeka Ndlovu

Short Description of Products:
Embroidery: wall hanging, small panel, beads and cushion covers

Short Description of Business:
Xolile Ndlovu is a young woman who makes embroidery textiles such as wallhangings,bags and cushion covers.She has been participating in various  development workshops run by  the African Art Centre in Durban,South Africa.

Xolile  learned embroidery, beading and  applique techniques to produce works  that depict everyday life  scenes  or  themes  about Zulu culture that are often  practiced by  women and have enabled the women to voice  of their feelings through  patterns  and imagery in beadwork. Hence  Xolile  expresses  herself  through  embroidery stories.

Xolile  was honoured with  an African Art Centre  Crafter  of the Year award  in 2012. She continue  to pass her skills onto  the youth in her community.

Contact Details:
J Ext 61605,
MthombothiRoad,
Kwamashu  4360
Kwazulu-Natal,
South Africa

Cell: +27 792836026
Email:xolile.embroidery@gmail.com


 

Zan Zan Decor by Phindile Mkhizde

Short Description of Products:
Leather cushions and ottomans, africa-seshweshwe fabric cushions, mats and aprons and zulu hats

Short Description of Business:
Phindile Mkhize owner of Zan Zan Decor  established the business in
2006. She has taught Craft skills to rural women and primary  schools. The business produces unique homeware and gift ranges inspired by Africa’s rich cultural diversity.

Zan Zan Decor manufactures cushions, mats, and ottomans.  She uses Seshweshwe,  African fabrics and Nguni leather which are all culturally admired fabrics. Genuine leather is also incorporated into her designs. Phindile is the sole creative  mind behind the products and is involved in every  step of the production. The latter remains a daily  source for inspiration for her business as she shares her skills with unemployed women in her community.

Contact Details:
Long Road,Bisley,
Pietermariztburg 3201,
KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa

Fax: +27 866497014
Cell: +27 721495186/ +27 730566872
Email: zano@sai.co.za


 

Zimele by Julia Bass

Short Description of Products:
Bags, decorations, homeware, jewelry and stationery made from a beautiful combination of embroidery and beading applied to felt and fabric

Short Description of Business:
Zimele  is a non-profit organization based  in Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natalprovince of South Africa. The organization was founded in 2007 with a vision to confront the root causes of poverty and remove barriers to self-sufficiency  for women in ruralcommunities.

In fulfilment of its mission,Zimele capacitates women with the expertise to make an exquisite  range  of handmade craft items. We work  with over 140 women, who are experienced crafters. Our product exhibits great  attention  to detail and is of the highest  quality, appealing to anyone  who  appreciates the  unique  and  handmade. Zimele  has an established product range  and  is able  to  provide exceptional customer  service  due to the dedication of the production team and the staff who sell our product.

Our product has a unique  South African identity which captures  the spirit and passion of the person who made it.

Contact Details:
345 Burger St,
Pietermaritzburg 3201,
KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa

Telephone: +27 33 342 7787
Cell: +27 82 3398 395
Fax: +27 86 758 5672
Email: craft@zimelecommunity.co.za
Website: www.zimelecommunity.co.za 


 

The Zulu Beadwork Project by Janet Shaw

Short Description of Products:
Sophisticated handcrafted  beaded jewelry- necklaces, bracelets, earrings and christmas ornaments using a combination of high quality glass beads,african trade beads and semi precious stones

Short Description of Business:
The collection is  made  entirely  by  hand, using  glass  beads  and materials  of the highest quality. Our product quality is of a very high standard.

The project  generates sustainable  income   for  fifteen   women in the greater  Durban KwaZulu-Natalregion of South Africa.        We have worked with internationalclients, namely  in the USA and Europe for the past six years.

Contact Details:
20 Grants Grove,
Musgrave,
Durban4000,
KwaZulu Natal,
South Africa

Telephone:+27 31 2011215
Cell: +27 82 497 5977
Email:jayshaw@mweb.co.za
Website: www.thezulubeadworkproject.com