Something Good Studio’s Blankets

WORDS Cheri Morris

A celebration of South Africa, art and all-girl creatives, Something Good Studio is the little start-up with a grand vision.

Armed with the will to pursue something greater than her eight-to-five, Joburg-based Zydia Botes started Something Good Studio with dreams of creating corporate-sponsored charity blankets that are equal parts art and warmth for those in need.

Getting corporate sponsorship as a start-up proved trickier than expected, so she decided to start off with an art blanket range, comprising six blankets/throws designed by some of her favourite female artists and all made here of locally sourced yarn. The art blanket range features an in-house SMTNG GOOD design, as well as creations by artists Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Renee Rossouw, Fran Labuschagne, Tammy Joubert and Janet Lightbody.

Zydia continues to pursue corporate sponsorship and her dream of charity blankets. In the meantime, every sale of these limited-edition art blankets support women and local manufacturing. Blankets cost between R3 450 and R3 800 and are available online and at selected shops.

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