As our first pillar, we strive to create meaningful trade linkages for both our buying and selling members.
While we have a focus on women-led social enterprises in Africa + Middle East,
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Featured Member: RARITY HANDBAGS
From the spare room in a rented apartment, our story started at the turn of the century with a South African farmer asking me to create something from the beautiful natural materials that they would normally burn. To address this wastefulness I developed its first signature springbok range, pioneering this product in the global market. We opened one of the first design studios of its kind in the trend-setting Woodstock district of Cape Town, South Africa. The aim is to grow the prominence of the South African design sector globally and increase the social and economic opportunities' for the marginalised producers and suppliers of our country.
Our growth and global reach is a testament to the growing need for consumers to behold individual, beautifully designed hand-made products, and our style reflects the story of our country and its individuality with the unusual mixing of natural materials to represent this eclectic mix of our diverse society. Our 'slow fashion' philosophy, is achieved through our artisan training, the sustainable employment of all our artisans, use of selected natural indigenous materials, and mindfulness of all production processes to support our natural heritage.
To compliment the conscious consumer of today, we implement and practice the ten guiding principles of Fair Trade. Supported by our business awards and exporting awards and accolades, we pride ourselves on quality, delivery and client satisfaction.
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