This last Wednesday, October 9th, I went to the South African Consulate in New York for the unveiling of an incredible collection of South African Design. The collection features all aspects of the South African Design world, including hats, jewelry, bags, textiles, furniture, kitchenware, home décor and other unique designs!
Fab, one of the fastest growing e-commerce sites will be launching a South African Design Pop-Up Shop to bring all of these designs to you. All of the items will be available to purchase beginning October 21, 2013 through January 1, 2014 when Cape Town will begin its year long designation as the World’s Design Capital.
While on a trip to South Africa to make a commercial, Bradford Shellhammer, founder of Fab, discovered the diverse and delightful designs that were being produced in the country. Shellhammer decided to showcase some of these emerging designers on Fab and went to work curating the best of the best for your perusal!
Fab has partnered with several designers whose work supports the efforts of local causes, using a percentage of their sales to give back to the community. Some examples would include Africa!Ignite, an organization that supports arts and craft employment opportunities for marginalized youth and women and Wola Nani, the organization that assists HIV-positive craftswomen in using their skills to successfully generate income.
With the Holiday Season quickly approaching, these affordable and unique designs will be available 21 October! The items curated for sale on Fab make perfect gifts for all those special people on your gift giving lists. I am positive that you will also find a little something-something for yourself that will make your day as well as contribute to a greater cause. Which is after all the whole spirit of the season!