KAMERS/Makers’ first half of 2019 has been nothing short of amazing, with thousands of handpicked, handmade South African products being showcased at our autumn shows in Cape Town and Joburg.
Staying in Jozi, we launched our first ever Spring Celebration during the last week of August, returning to the exquisite environs of St John’s College. The fantastic turnout at this second Joburg show was a real boost and means we have now launched almost 100 brand new Makers in 2019! And with many of these reporting record sales, we must send a heartfelt thank you to the SA public who continue to boost our artisan SME economy.
Partners Against Plastic
Consol Glass have proved to be the perfect partner: their new pop-up shop was a show-stopper at St John’s, with shoppers getting first pick of new products and fantastic show specials. This will be an ongoing feature at all future shows. Together we also finally achieved our goal of using ZERO PLASTIC in our deli. Furthermore, the hugely popular Consol Curvy water bottle giveaways have to date prevented a staggering 120,000 plastic bottles from ending up in SA landfills! Visitors to the Stellenbosch show can expect a limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Grip & Go bottle from Consol with their entry ticket.
Two Sizzling Summer Shows
Since 2003 our Boland ‘up’-market has been a highlight on the calendars of many decor, design and craft lovers. Expect nothing less this summer as we return to the scenic Blaauwklippen Vineyards, which in 2018 proved to be one of our best-loved venues yet. With more than 190 handpicked Makers it will be our biggest Boland show yet! Visitors will also get a chance to enjoy celebrity chefs Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys’ stylish new Hamm & Uys eatery on location at Blaauwklippen.
We then close off the year with our ever-popular Christmas event at Cornwall Hill College in Irene, Pretoria. This show will also see close to 190 Makers showcasing everything from handcrafted decor and fashion to artisan food and wine. The summer shows introduce dozens more brand new talents to our ranks of SA’s most creative Makers. As always, expect a proudly South African celebration of true artisan craft, design, and so much more… a uniquely inspiring experience of the coolest stuff you’ve never seen!
Don’t forget that you can access the KAMERS/Makers magic 24/7 at shop.kamersvol.com an award-winning online selection of our favourite Makers.
KAMERS/Makers 2019 Stellenbosch
29 October – 3 November, 9am – 5pm
Friday 1 November until 7pm
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate
KAMERS/Makers 2019 Irene, Pretoria
3-8 December, 9am – 5pm
Cornwall Hill College
R70 at www.plankton.mobi & R100 at the entrance – includes a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag, Consol Glass water bottle and magazine.
Multi-entry tickets: R130
Group discounts: Buy 3, get 1 free.
Students and pensioners R70.
Under 18’s free.
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