IMAGES AND STYLING Charl du Preez and Nicky Myburgh
KAMERS/Makers, SA’s original artisan “up”-market, will be celebrating the Year of The Maker in 2020.
Each show features between 100 and 200 Maker-entrepreneurs. The shows boasts a wide selection of beautiful objects, fashion, decor, gifts, foodie delights, treats, drinks, and so much more.
Many of the Makers you’ve seen at KAMERS started their own artisan journeys as visitors to the shows. Inspired or challenged by a product they saw, they found their own creative spark, nurturing it to the point where they were able to become creative entrepreneurs. This year, there will be even more artisans joining the show.
Six shows are scheduled for 2020, beginning in Cape Town at Jan Van Riebeeck High School, running from 26 – 29 March, 9am – 5pm daily. The following show will be held in Sandton at St David’s Marist College Inanda from 23 – 27 April, 9am – 5pm daily.
KAMERS will head to Umhlali in KZN from 30 July – 2 August, a first for the show, before returning to Joburg for a spring show in late August, following the success of the first spring show last year. Then it’s on to beautiful Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch at the end of October, before closing the year, as always, in Irene, Pretoria in early December.
Tickets cost R70 at plankton.mobi and R100 at the entrance, which includes a limited-edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag, Consol Glass water bottle and magazine. Multi-entry tickets cost R130. Group discounts: Buy three, get one free. Students and pensioners pay R70 and under 18s enter for free.
The KAMERS/Makers partnership with Consol Glass continues in 2020, launching further initiatives to push the show’s sustainability even further. To date, the show has given away 75 000 Curvy glass water bottles, filling them with almost 60 000 litres of BlueWater purified drinking water. This means a staggering 160 000+ plastic bottles have been saved from ending up in local landfills. For more about Consol Glass, visit consol.co.za, contact 011 874 0000 or email email@example.com.
KAMERS/Makers’ Creative Director Wanda du Toit highlights five trends to look out for at the upcoming shows:
- An increased use of sustainable fabrics like Hemp and Tencel (made from eucalyptus trees), as well as local wool.
- Joyful, mixed prints on fabric.
- A growing variety of non-alchoholic drinks and products containing less sugar.
- Increased sustainability. Apart from saying no to plastic, a big trend is working with plants, not only to from an environmental point of view, but also to soften our spaces.
- Vintage products, upcycled vintage fashion and a resurgence of wooden toys as heirloom objects.
Don’t forget that you can access the KAMERS/Makers magic 24/7 at shop.kamersvol.com, an award-winning online selection of our favourite Makers. For more information, visit kamers.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow KAMERS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.