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Mulberry Mongoose

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  What is Mulberry Mongoose? They are a group of 7 courageous ladies and 1 gentleman who reflect the grace and ruggedness of the unique South Luangwa valley in each piece of jewellery we hand craft. Their workshop is located on a well-worn elephant path in the South Luangwa and we take local materials from coins to seeds to handcraft extraordinary accessories.  Beauty from Brutality: turning Snare wire into good  With every piece of jewellery sold we donate back to help fund anti snare patrols and have contributed over $122,000 since they started in 2013. They have won a lot...

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Uzwelo - a place where "what if" is possible

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What if we used our waste fabric that normally goes into landfills to make functional, stylish and affordable bags of all shapes and sizes? And what if people were trained to make them, in their communities as an entrepreneurial opportunity? And what if some of those profits went into supporting and environmental non-profit already doing good work? This is exactly what Uzwelo does. They have a team of 3 trained ladies from Bhungezi/Philangethemba Trust (Molweni-Valley of 100 hills) 3 ladies at the LIV Village, and 2 ladies from iThembalethu (Cato Manor). Each one of these are now producing bags and...

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We all share roots

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WeAllShareRoots is a proudly South African handbag and accessories brand based in Cape Town. They have a strong focus on ethical business practice and the upliftment of the creative talents, they work with in some of the most vulnerable communities in Cape Town. Their handbag collection is inspired by the vibrant colors, patterns and culture of South Africa, and they incorporate locally sourced shweshwe and traditional African wax print fabrics into their unique Afri-cool designs. They use the very best quality trims, zips, leather, and natural leather alternative to complete their creations and follow a no-waste philosophy, right down to the...

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Crystal Direct and WWF South Africa

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Giving back one box at a time! The Directors of Crystal Direct Trading are very enthusiastic about nature, and love spending time in the wilderness, photographing unspoiled African landscape and wildlife. Being aware of diminishing numbers of some species, prompted them to support the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa.   They decided to create awareness of certain endangered species by using images of them to represent lines of the Crane Crystal Range. The Blue Crane represents Lara Crystal, the Rhino is Bistro Crystal, the Shark is Vision Crystal , the Cheetah is Club Crystal, and the Whale represents the Stemless...

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Danielle Camera African inspired jewellery

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Danielle is the founder and owner of Danielle Camera Jewellery. In creating her range she decided to use recycled gold & silver without compromising on quality and ensuring that her products are 100% naturally and ethically sourced and made in South Africa. Her Okuhle range is a collection of inspired pendant necklaces for women and girl’s. The animals and iconic symbols featured in this collection represent the richness of South Africa’s wildlife, Fauna and Flora. The name OKUHLE means ‘Good’ in Zulu. ​Her NiKA is a collection of African inspired stud earrings for children & young adults. The animals and iconic symbols featured in...

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