Today sees the launch of another exciting market in Cape Town and this one is ALL LOCAL! Yes, the Made in the Cape Market only stocks items made in the Cape Peninsula!
Cavendish Square will play host to a wide array of traders, crafters and artisans from Friday 3 August – Sunday 5 August over their ground and first floors.
It promises to be a great place to buy a few Christmas presents in advance, as it will showcase innovative, handcrafted home decor, beauty products, fashion and more. A range of merchandise from rustic frames and silver jewellery, driftwood sculptures, natural skin care products and recycled home ware will be available from the following traders this weekend:
• Crafty Beach – Rustic frames, plus a brand new range of small novelty items – notebooks, broaches etc
• Sonja Moore – ceramic art – beautiful, yet very functional pieces, plus some purely art pieces.
• Sarah Hollywood – Silversmith
• Fondant Textiles – Nicola is a textile designer – produces her own range of textiles, plus homewear items made using her fabrics
• Minki Cutlery – pewter ware designed by Minki
• Cornal Overmeyer – a true craftsman – Cornal makes ‘big boys toys’ – wood replicas of jeeps, aeroplanes, truly heirloom pieces
• Boniface – driftwood sculpture
• Succulent Oasis – Rianas succulents – she is using more recycled and repurposed containers
• T – bag Designs – a job creation project from Hout Bay
• NUNO felt – Sue and her team make the most amazing décor items, toys and fashion accessories, all from handmade felt
• Mandela Park Mosaics – empowerment – earn to learn – functional art mosaic items
• Milk & Honey natural skin care – made with raw honey from the world’s largest floral kingdom – the Cape – free of carcinogenic chemicals
• Recycabilia – recycled homewear – Vikki and Crafty Beach will both focus on different items in their ranges, ensuring sufficient difference between their displays
• Andrea Duell ceramics – art in clay – tiles & sculpture
• Blossom – handmade baby accessories, slings etc
• Tintown – metal ware for the home – handmade in Cape Town
• Love Monsters and Cuties – Sara makes a range of fresh and funky toys in interesting textiles
• Lovelings by Margrace – an expert knitter who turns this traditional craft into very modern baby toys
• Marthas Art – recycled wooden planks make unusual canvases – beautiful original art that is affordable.
• Peg & Thread – craft kits for kids – helping to keep beautiful traditional crafts alive
• Bokke and Blomme – wood words and décor items
• Gibson Nzimela – takes heavy duty metal and iron, and turns it into beautiful home and garden accessories
• The Pendant Warehouse – Hanici handcrafts, interesting pendants and jewellery with a vintage twist
• Something Special – Wanda uses beautiful and delicate textiles to create all manner of accessories – a true ‘Mistress of the sewing needle
And here is a selection of the items available…
How awesomely talented are Capetonians!! I love supporting local and will definitely be stopping by to stock up my present cupboard (and maybe treat myself too!)
The market will also take place on the following weekends over the next few months.
• 31 August – 2 September
• 28 – 30 September
• 2 – 4 November
Images: Collage 1 and 2: Kathryn Rossiter; Protea photo and Collage 3: Cavendish Square