From a MRP T-shirt collab aimed at spreading positivity and a mini pixelated retro speaker to Valoyi’s new sandals made using discarded tyres, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. Wanderland Collective X Anastasia Pather
Artist Anastasia Pather has collaborated with the Wanderland Collective on a new range of cushions. Featuring Anastasia’s finger paintings, the cushions are available in four bold colourways and are made from luxurious velvet.
Images courtesy of Wanderland Collective
2. Valoyi Pablo Sandals
Local luxury accessories brand Valoyi has launched its Pablo sandal for pre-order, inspired by the traditional Spanish avarca. The leather sandals, which are crafted by hand, feature soles made from used tyres that were destined for landfills and a Tiebele print, designed by founder Harmonie Mbunga.
Images courtesy of Valoyi
3. MRP Positivi-Tees Collection
Designed to make a difference, the MRP Positive-Tees collection features 11 illustrated T-shirts, created by the likes of Nicole Dalton, Katlego Mamabolo and Nic Manshon, to spread positive messages during these tough times. All proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts (which cost R79.99 each) will be donated to the Solidarity Fund, aiding those affected by COVID-19.
Images courtesy of MRP
4. Mantua Silkwear’s Hope Collection
The HOPE scarf collection by local brand Mantua Silkwear features swallows juxtaposed against a crown pattern, symbolising freedom, movement and the change of times and seasons. The scarves retail for between R1 100 and R1 200 and R500 from the sale of each HOPE scarf will be donated to the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children.
Images courtesy of Mantua Silkwear
5. Ditoo Pixel Art Portable Speaker
Electronic brand Divoom has released the Ditoo, a versatile and customisable Bluetooth speaker, which also functions as an alarm clock, a daily planner and a pixel art and games platform, packaged in a super-cute arcade-inspired retro design.