South Africa

EKTA: Vivid & Playful & Bold, Oh My! Made In South Africa
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Welcome to EKTA. A South African clothing line that celebrates life, playfulness and sophistication through design. After three years of running her fashion business part time, as she honed her design skills, she finally went all in with EKTA, launching...
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TREVOR STUURMAN: SA Photographer Setting The Pace
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We know, we know, this post should have come out yesterday (sorry!) but in our defence, Trevor Stuurman has one fascinating Instagram page! First thing you notice about this South African photographer, blogger and stylist is that he has impeccable...
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TAUNINA: Luxury Teddy-bear Heirlooms Made In South Africa
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You could argue that the teddy bear was the iconic accessory of your childhood. It had a name and a special place in your room, as well as, your heart. But what if you made it something more? Something that...
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What do Beetles and Rhinos have in common? ANNA ROSHOLT
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You only have one chance to make a first impression. Anna Rosholt, a contemporary jewellery designer based in Cape Town, chose to make her debut with a collection inspired by the African dung beetle. But don’t go bunching this designer...
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DEAR RAE: The Sophisticated Jewellery & Journey of Karin Rae Matthee
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What were you doing when you were 10 years old? Many little girls may have been playing with dolls or riding bikes. Karin Rae Matthee, who was born and brought up in Cape Town, was learning how to work with...
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GRANDT MASON: South Africa’s First Vegan-Footwear Brand
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Grandt Mason, a Cape Town based industrial designer, faced a predicament. Having embarked on a vegan lifestyle, he required to make some life changes, which included wearing leather-free footwear. Since he couldn’t find any pairs readily available in South Africa,...
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Get Inked: Durban-based LACED Customizes Tattoos for Shoes
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South American totem poles [Image: Courtesy of LACED]   In a world of over seven billion people, who wouldn’t want to carve out a little nook of unique existence. With a global market that is increasingly favouring the generic, it...
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COAST AND KOI: Statement Shoes Made in South Africa
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Loud, audacious and proudly unapologetic about their personality. They say you can tell a lot about someone from their shoes, and the eye-catching Coast and Koi speaks volumes. Designer Caryn Wilensky founded the luxurious South African brand in 2005 after...
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MATSIDISO: Shoes for the Liberated, Made in South Africa
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Cape Town based label, Matsidiso (pronounced Mat-see-dee-so), is one of the newest kids on the shoe block. Founder, Jinae Niles, launched the women’s shoe and accessories brand that fuses African influences with modern elements in May 2017. Despite not having...
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Developing a fashion industry in Africa: Case study South Africa
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South Africa. A country that is already recognised for its rugged beauty, and rich culture has another ace up its sleeve. With the increase of fashion events, the country is emerging as one of the top markets of our time....
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Africa Feature: David Tlale (South Africa) Fall 2014 Collection- Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
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No words can describe the incredible talent and creativity behind South African renowned award winning fashion designer David Tlale who has for the past ten years exceeded all his achievements and grown significantly as a designer. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week...
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