Malawi Cane create our traditional woven cane pieces for us, using sustainable natural resources; all crafted using centuries-old hand-weaving techniques. We stock a range of seating, tables, loungers and headboards, in natural untreated cane as well as our limited-edition coloured designs.
Collaborative Craft Projects
Collaborative Craft Projects work with over 15 artisan producer groups across Zimbabwe to create a range of woven homewares. We feature a range of their traditional woven Binga wall plates, drum tables and statement pendant lights.
Lucie De Moyencourt
The Shellegance collection of ceramic shell wall plates, vases and dishes from Capetonian artist, Lucie De Moyencourt is inspired by the wild shorelines of the South African coast. Lucie’s characterful hand-painted designs are made in small, seasonal batches throughout the year and for 2022 Kate and Lucie are working on a new Hadeda x Shellegance design collaboration, launching early summer.
Based in Bolgatanga - an area in the Upper Eastern region of Ghana rich in basket weaving heritage – Baba Tree provides a ‘global outlet’ for local weavers as a reliable and fair platform through which to sell their baskets beyond their local economy. We stock a range of traditional ‘Bolga’ market shoppers, pet baskets and their statement ‘Wave’ bowls.
AAKS was founded by Akosua Afriyie-Kumi to introduce traditional Ghanaian weaving and ethical, slow production practices to the fashion world. Her handbag and basket designs marry those heritage craft skills with a modern style aesthetic.
Hadeda represents Cape Town based product and design studio, Bo Fred’s range of sculptural lighting, with more designs to come Summer 2022.
Whiteman and Mellor
Independent South African fabric house, Whiteman & Mellor create all their designs in Cape Town, printing on 100% cottons and linens. Fabric designers Greg Mellor and Camilla Whiteman take inspiration from heritage print motifs from across Southern Asia and Indonesia to create their timeless, modern classic designs.
Together with her partner Albie Bailey, well-known South African ceramicist Clementina van der Walt runs Clementina Ceramics from their Woodstock studio. With an intention to “seek sacred in the ordinary”, Clementina draws aesthetic inspiration from the patterns, colours and textures found in urban and rural African landscapes in her range of tableware, stocked at Hadeda.
Chommies is an economic upliftment lifestyle label producing uniquely hand-crafted products for humans and dogs alike. Bright patterns and a distinctive handwoven finish combine with long-lasting leather and brass details, making for stylish pet accessories. We stock an edit of their collars and leads in a range of sizes and finishes.
The Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation (MCADF) not only assists in the restoration, development and promotion of traditional craft art skills, but also supports the economic and social up-liftment of the local Northern Sotho community. The aim is to establish a sustainable development programme, employment opportunities, transfer skills and preserve indigenous culture. Their ‘Story Cushions’ are a way for women to share information about their day to day lives, without the need for common language or literacy.
Mungo is a family-run, textile mill in Cape Town – using local, South African grown cotton to weave their range of towels, blankets and fabrics on traditional looms to create heirloom woven designs.
After studying Textile Design at Central St Martins, Golden Editions founder, Sara Reddin was inspired to marry her mother’s Ghanaian heritage with her own love of woven techniques to use traditional Bolga weaving in her range of pendant shades and table lamps.
Gone Rural was born in the 90s as a way of supporting rural female weavers in the mountainous regions of Eswatini, now 780 women work, using the sweet smelling indigenous lutindzi grasses to create a range of home accessories, including placemats and woven plates.