KAMERS/Makers Introduces a New Joburg Up-market

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The first half of 2019 has seen thousands of handpicked, hand-made South African products being showcased at KAMERS/Makers.

This year’s Cape Town and Joburg shows have featured over 70 brand-new Makers. Now, from 27 August 2019, KAMERS/Makers is returning to St John’s College for a much-requested second Joburg show, introducing more than 60 new Makers, plus more than 100 favourites.

Tapestry shoes by Suz Fabric Art. Britannia metal necklaces by Chantal Mayer. Geometric earrings by Swoon. Eco-printed zip bags by Aucamp Studio.

Dancing bronze perspex earrings by Array. Natural beeswax, honey & propolis soaps, body balm and lip balm by Capensis. Natural and organic body scrub by Z’s Pamper Pots.

The St John’s College show will be opening with a Gala Moonlight Market, a four-hour champagne preview event on 27 August, from 4pm – 8pm. Tickets cost R150 per person, with all proceeds going to Realema, which aims to grow tomorrow’s teachers through internship programmes.

In a bid to remove the need for single-use plastic bottles at all KAMERS/Makers shows, the event will continue its partnership with Consol Glass, handing out Curvy glass bottles to attendees entering each event. To date, this initiative has taken 100 000 plastic bottles out of circulation. Consol Glass will also be unveiling its pop-up shop at the St John’s event, which will be an ongoing feature at all future shows.

The first summer show of 2019 returns to Stellenbosch at the scenic Blaauwklippen Vineyards, followed by the Irene event at Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria.

“We have hand-picked at least 170 talented Makers for each of our upcoming shows from over 550 applicants,” says Makers & Product Coordinator Nicky Myburgh. “KAMERS/Makers has become known for our wide selection of fashion, accessories and jewellery. We are seeing a definite increase in sustainable and ethical fashion production, which makes us very excited.”

Rooibos tins by Sunbird Rooibos. Ceramic plate with figs by Sommer net Môigoeters. Traditional French Calissons by Ooh la la Artisan Confectionery. Paper placemats by FearikaDesign. Engraved salt pot by Coco Africa. Food net by Ashanti Shades.

KAMERS/Makers 2019 Joburg kicks off at St John’s College in Houghton on 27 August 2019 with its Gala Moonlight Market from 4pm – 8pm. The event continues from 28 August – 1 September, 9am – 5pm. KAMERS/Makers 2019 Stellenbosch runs at Blaauwklippen Vineyards from 29 October – 3 November 2019, 9am – 5pm. KAMERS/Makers 2019 Irene, Pretoria will run from 3 – 8 December, 9am – 5pm, at Cornwall Hill College.

Tickets cost R70 via plankton.mobi or R100 at the entrance. This includes a limited-edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag, Consol Glass water bottle and a magazine. Multi-entry tickets cost R130. Students and pensioners pay R70 and under 18’s enter for free. There is also a group discount: Buy 3, get 1 free.

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