Are you looking for some special and unique items to add a bit of festive cheer to your home this year? This has been a challenging year and the festive season break is well-deserved. Why not make your home extra-joyful by getting some locally-made Christmas decorations.
We have stunning crochet Christmas decorations for sale on our website. Each is made with love and care by South African creative, Anne Marie. We asked her a few questions about her Christmas decorations and how important it is to support local makers.
"Last year, I was looking for something different, as opposed to all the mass-produced decorations in the shops, and being a crocheter, I decided to do a couple of crocheted decorations.
My clients really loved them, so I decided to also make some for Christmas 2020. I always aim for something different, moving away from traditional Christmas colours, but still recognisable as Christmas. I make use of cotton yarns as much as possible."
"When you start seeing the Christmas decorations come out, I guess everyone's mood lightens a bit as we know holiday and fun family time is imminent!"
"It has always been important for us as a family to buy and support locals. Now, with our current economic situation, and with Covid wreaking havoc with a lot of people's income, I think it has never been more important to buy and support locals!"
"Currently, I have the crocheted baubles, gift tags, and star garlands, and zippered pouches. I am working on a new order for pouches, for Mzansi, in some beautiful colours."
If you’re looking for a way to support local makers this festive season, then you can head over to our website over here. From stunning homeware items to beautiful accessories and masks and sanitizers - we have a range of gift ideas and Christmas-themed decorations for you to browse and buy.
To celebrate the many talented makers in South Africa, we’re running an incredible giveaway, put together by a collaboration of local partner businesses. This competition ends on Sunday, 28 February 2021 - so make sure you read the instructions below to enter to win!