Step into Style with these 8 Local Fashion Makers

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world,” declared Marilyn Monroe, and she couldn’t be more right, only she forgot to mention that a great pair of shoes just aren’t complete without a fantastic bag to accompany them.

Find the perfect shoe-bag ensemble by perusing the incredible selection of locally made gems at KAMERS/Makers Irene, taking place 28 November to 4 December. Step into the holiday season in style by paying a visit to these outstanding makers:


Assemble your own sandals using parts made of carefully sourced materials. That’s what this clever maker offers, along with a variety of sandal styles to help you. If sandals aren’t your thing, take a look at their Omo Valley inspired espadrilles.

Galago Shoes sandals at KAMERS/Makers - www.kamers.co.za

Jane Sews

This artisanal fashion brand makes a range of beautiful accessories, but we’re in love with their leather pouch sling and tote bags in particular.

8 people were involved in the creation of this bag. #choosecare

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Make a difference with your purchase by choosing pumps, bags or pouches from this community project which makes its quality goods from recovered waste and hand-printed shweshwe fabric.

shwe800Shwe pumps and bags at KAMERS/Makers - kamers.co.za

READ MORE: Celebrate Shweshwe as Truly South African

Lorne + Sanna Handstitched

Looking for a decent leather shopper with gorgeous handstitched detail? Mother and daughter duo, Sanna Handstitched and Lorne, has just the bag for you, along with unique jewellery pieces that will surely turn heads.


Snuggest fit. Thanks @sanna_leathers 😉

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A firm favourite is back at KAMERS/Makers this summer – and now with leather too! Vibrant prints and a range of bags for every purpose means that everyone should check out Peppertree’s stall. We have our eyes on these shades of blue:

Peppertree bags at KAMERS/Makers 2016 - www.kamers.co.za Peppertree bags at KAMERS/Makers 2016 - www.kamers.co.za

Hannah Lavery

Sturdy, bold leather sandals with a stylish twist – you’ll walk in these all through this summer and next.

Hannah Lavery shoes at KAMERS/Makers - www.kamers.co.zahannahlavery1800

Mint co

Hanici and Barend at Mint co has come a long way since their days as The Pendant Warehouse – a much loved KAMERS staple in years gone by. The latest addition to their ever-growing range is beautiful handmade leather satchels with antique printed fabric details. There’s something unique and handmade for every taste at Mint co.

Mint co leather and print bags at KAMERS/Makers 2016 - www.kamers.co.za

Babette Clothing

Vintage style has been brought up-to-date with a few modern tweaks at this stall where you’ll also find a selection of fine leather sandals and vintage dresses.

Babette Clothing leather ankle boots at KAMERS/Makers 2016 - www.kamers.co.za

Hope to see you looking our for these fashionable makers at KAMERS/Makers Irene, 28 November – 4 December!

Photos: Chantall Marshall, Galago, Jane Sews, Lauren Kim, Shwe, LORNE + Sanna Handstitched, Peppertree, Carike Ridout, Hannah Lavery, Mint co, Babette Clothing











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