Friday, November 19, 2010

'fashion is what i am'

To kick off the project, we asked some of our workshop participants to write a poem or a letter to express what design means to them. Many of our participants wrote about having the need to create something because it made them feel good about who they are. Our mission at The Tswalo project is to stimulate this need to create by providing support and inspiration.

Bongi, Sam and Zelda tell us why they want to be designers. photo: Kent Lingeveldt

Monday, November 15, 2010

green technology

In partnership with Hands On Design, we make stylish sleeves specially for your laptops, ipods and smart phones. Each sleeve is beautifully made using 70-100% recycled material.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

making a difference, a stitch at a time :)

Once the hub of the textile industry in South Africa, many skilled seamstresses in Cape Town are now unemployed with the increasing influx of chinese textile imports. We believe there is an opportunity to preserve and develop garment making skills and create a new micro industry that thrives on a sustainable empowerment model.
Because we are largely making use of reclaimed material and garment offcuts, each product
we produce is unique.