Polished to perfection

“I didn’t grow up with jewellery or have any sort of affinity for it. I studied jewellery design because my boyfriend at the time was studying jewellery design.”

It was an unusual start for a designer who went on to win some of the most coveted jewellery design awards in the country and who is today, arguably, one of South Africa’s foremost fine jewellery designers.

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Coffee with Skinny laMinx’s Heather Moore

Sit down with Heather Moore and Laura Turok of Skinny laMinx over coffee and date balls in a buzzing Cape Town café. Heather’s textile brand (named after her Siamese cat!) is a gorgeous Cape Town success story of a small female-owned and run business that’s grown to be massively popular with fans and customers around the world. We absolutely love her patterned tea towels and her new Colour Pop Pillows, which complete her range of Palette + Print scatter cushions.

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Bofred: With art at the heart

Friends, business partners and occasional housemates, Carla Erasmus and Christa Botha met each other through mutual friends at a braai one Friday night in 2014. Less than a week later they had established Bofred – the name a quirky combination of Christa’s surname and Carla’s second name, Frederika – a boutique art, furniture and design business based in Cape Town.

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One Day By Night event for female entrepreneurs in Cape Town

One Day by Night is our monthly dinner event in Cape Town for young women business owners and entrepreneurs. It offers a safe and galvanising space to share our experiences of running a business. More a “book club” than “networking event”, it’s a chance to sit around a table with likeminded women in an intimate setting and talk frankly over a glass of wine about the daily reality of our work lives.

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