KAMERS/Makers 2017: Our Year of Making Good
KAMERS/Makers is midway through our ‘Year of Making Good’ and it’s definitely so far… so good!
We are gearing up for our Summer shows featuring over 160 artisan crafters showcasing “the coolest stuff you’ve never seen” – from fashion to food… skincare to ceramics… jewellery, lifestyle, music and more!
Our record breaking April show in Joburg was followed by the Cape Town Castle in May, where we featured the first of our Mzansi Makers with great success.
Mzansi Makers is our ‘making good’ project – a non-profit organisation that sources, mentors and ultimately showcases talented, but previously disadvantaged, Makers at our shows. In this way, we upskill these fledging entrepreneurs, whilst also giving them a real platform to build viable businesses.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve launched dozens of artisans into the mainstream SA market, where they now enjoy sustainable businesses. 2017 has seen this trend continue, with three of our Makers finalising export contracts in Holland, Milan and Florida – all through their presence at KAMERS/Makers shows!
We’re carrying this momentum into our Summer 2017 shows with over 30 new Makers and our five new Mzansi Makers projects, beginning at the stunning Anura Wine Estate, just off the N1 outside Stellenbosch.
Our sponsor, Absa, will again be showcasing the latest innovations in instant payment solutions, making it easier than ever to fill your free, limited edition shopper bag with unique KAMERS/Makers products.
We close 2017 with a Gauteng December show at Southdowns College in Irene. This is a firm favourite with our Pretoria and Jozi fans and we’re not giving too much away… suffice it to say that this show is going to end the year with a bang!
If you just cannot wait for the shows – find the KAMERS/Makers magic online right now at shop.kamersvol.com.
KAMERS/Makers Summer 2017
Don’t miss our 15th Boland show this summer! We close the year with our biggest Pretoria show yet.
30 October – 5 November 2017
4 – 10 December