As South Africa’s lockdown continues, it’s now more important than ever to support local businesses and seek out products that are home-grown. Luckily, you don’t have to look very far to ‘love local’ so if your New Year’s resolution involves spoiling yourself or friends and family then you can’t go wrong with buying from these 5 South African born brands.
Love local bags and accessories
The Garabette Monogram Collection takes everyday simplicity and turns it into something to be cherished. Cape Town-based designer Caryn Garabette sources her collection of handcrafted products from local suppliers and then enhances each item with your monogram. The result is a beautifully personalised item that will bring the owner years of joy. The collection includes sun hats, towels, and eco-felt handbags that are to die for.
Love local art
This Cape Town-based studio specialises in creating custom ceramics to celebrate the people and occasions that matter to you most. From stylish ceramic wall hangings to one-of-a-kind crockery items, all items are handmade from locally sourced and produced white earthenware ceramic clay, and are hand-painted and hand-lettered. Calico Ceramics’ products include ceramic wall hangings. mobiles, dinner plates, bookends, and mugs, and more. And the best bit? The entire product range is fully customisable, allowing clients to select their own patterns and colours.
To shop the full range, visit the Calico Ceramics website.
Love local drinks
This South African company offers high-quality coffee products to satisfy even the most nuanced of coffee-aficionados. Coffee-loving brothers, Juhan and JJ van der Walt, have reinvigorated the Coffee Pod Guru brand, launching a brand-spanking new website, look-and-feel, and a clear and decisive focus on delivering the best coffee experience and client satisfaction by emphasising the ease-of-use and accessibility of the Coffee Pod Guru online shop and service. Search and shop a variety of Nespresso compatible pods, Dolce Gusto compatible pods, beans, ground coffee, tools and accessories, and more, with ease on this one-stop-coffee-shop.
Shop the full range of coffee essentials online via the Coffee Pod Guru website now.
Love local swimwear
Like many women, Cape Town-based photographer, Tegan Glen was tired of struggling to find the perfect fitting swimsuit. So, she decided to design her own. She took it upon herself to design a swimsuit that would both look sexy and support a woman’s body and Summer Glen was born. Summer Glen’s ultra-soft, sustainable one-piece swimsuit made from ocean plastic, features multi-way straps that enable the piece to be worn in a multitude of ways to suit your style and body. The adjustable straps also ensure that the swimsuit supports A to DD cup sizes while the high-leg style avoids cutting over the hips and visually lengthens the legs. The swimsuit comes in a variety of colours. Double lining in the black and triple lining in the coral colours creates a comfortable, supportive swimsuit and avoids any possibility of sheerness.
The Summer Glen swimsuit is now available to buy online at R950 from the Summer Glen website.
Love local snacks
South Africa’s much loved GD Chocolate has launched nutritiously delicious Chocolate Loaded Logs. These tasty treats are blended with raw honey GD’s dark chocolate with each flavour offering many unique nutritional properties. Whether you’re looking for a collagen or energy boost, a dose of vitamin C or something to ease inflammation, each of the 4 GD Chocolates Loaded Logs offer a number of benefits. Choose from a Collagen Loaded Log, Vitamin C Loaded Log, Maca Moringa Loaded Log, and Turmeric Loaded Log.
GD Chocolate Loaded Logs are available now at a recommended price of R24.75 at Wellness Warehouse stores, selected Spars, health shops and Deli’s nationwide.