“Up-market” Shopping

by Matilda


How to describe KAMERS/Makers Irene, 2019? Wet, wet, wet and wonderful. For South Africans, this market is not to be missed. This is the second year that I have been able to visit the Irene KAMERS/Makers and I was impressed by the variety and very high quality of products available. I will stick to fashion, because that is mostly our focus.

Beautiful and feminine from Chalk Clothing from George
https://www.instagram.com/_chalk_clothing_/

Chalk Clothing’s garments are all designed by the owner. Then they are hand cut and stitched by her and one employee. Her items are classic in style, comfortable and very well made.

Stunning designs by Hendrik Willem
https://www.instagram.com/hendrikwillemsmith/

Hendrik Willem wasn’t known to me before this year’s KAMERS/Makers market. I really loved his dress designs and his shoes. I especially liked his linen products.

Quality fibers and arty designs by Helon Melon
https://www.instagram.com/helonmelonct/

I absolutely adore Helon Melon’s stag beetle design. If you knew me and my family, you would know how much we are into insects and other goggas (South African for bugs). I love their designer, 100% cotton T-shirts. They are based in Woodstock, Cape Town.

Tapestries by Mathilde & Amèlie
https://www.instagram.com/mathilde.amelie/

Mathilde & AmΓ¨lie’s beautiful bags caught my eye, but they also create unique objects for your home. They use repurposed tapestries, needlepoint and French lace to make one of a kind pieces. And of course we love things that are manufactured from repurposed materials.

South African animals by LoLali Soft Design
https://www.facebook.com/pg/LoLaLiGirlyGirlClothing/posts/?ref=page_internal

I know that this is not fashion, but I just had to show you these gorgeous soft toys from LoLali Soft Design. I love that they use South African animals. Maybe Belinda can buy one for her granddaughter. These are too cute.

Of course, these photos are just a very small sample of what was on offer at KAMERS/Makers, Irene. They handpicked 200 unique creatives and foodies. And by the way, the food was amazing. I will definitely encourage everyone that loves beautiful things, to visit KAMERS/Makers in 2020. See you there.

Matilda xo

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