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Amy Slatem’s illustrations are inspired by nature
Amy Slatem is a graphic designer and illustrator who prefers the flowing lines in nature to the hard geometric shapes in cities.
Illustrator Amy Slatem's aims to create products that encourage the user to be creative – doodling, writing and colouring.
Helé de Beer
Helé de Beer is an emerging visual arts practitioner who aims to “embrace the messiness of the design process” through the creation of interesting textiles.
Design Indaba FilmFest 2016
Design Indaba FilmFest 2016 presented by Nedbank opens the annual Design Indaba Festival with a 10-day film festival in Cape Town, and 3-day iterations in Johannesburg, Durban, Potchefstroom and PE.
Not another brick in the wall
Ian Dommisse is upcycling your trash to give pre-primary school children a place to learn.
Bentley van Wyk
Bentley van Wyk is a Port Elizabeth-based ceramicist and part of the 2015 Emerging Creatives programme.
Basotho blankets go north
Emerging fashion designer Thabo Makhetha launched her modern take on the Basotho blanket at Vancouver Fashion Week 2014.
Next Generation: Ruth McNaughton
This young designer uses a 100-year-old loom to create refreshingly modern garments in mohair.
Thabo Makhetha Designs
Thabo Makhetha Designs is a Port Elizabeth-based fashion design and manufacturing company.
Areyugett Ahnidmuni is a South African Hip Hop, Soul, Funk and Electronic musician.
Tina Ngxokolo is a fashion designer and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Pola Maneli is a communications designer and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Vukile Batyi is a graphic designer and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Milk: Mohair She Felt
Milk: Mohair She Felt is a Port Elizabeth-based fashion brand and part of the 2014 Emerging Creatives programme.
Emerging Creatives Q&A: Thabo Makhetha
Fashion designer Thabo Makhetha launched her Kobo Ea Bohadi range of blanket coats at Design Indaba Expo 2013 as part of the Emerging Creatives programme.
Design Indaba Simulcast 2014
Design Indaba Conference 2014 will be simulcast live to five different venues around South Africa, in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, PE and Potchefstroom.
Hannah Minkley is a photographer and part of the 2013 Emerging Creatives programme.
Young Designers Simulcast 2013
The Young Designers Simulcast lets under-25s experience a live broadcast of the Design Indaba Conference, at a discounted rate.
Cape Wools SA
Cape Wools SA is a non-profit organisation promoting the production, trade and consumption of South African Merino wool.
Laduma Ngxokolo is a South African textile and knitwear designer, best known for his men's knitwear range inspired by traditional Xhosa beadwork.
MaXhosa by Laduma
MaXhosa by Laduma is a distinctive knitwear brand that is rooted in Laduma Ngxokolo’s journey into creating Xhosa-inspired knitwear.
Mohair South Africa Ltd
Mohair South Africa represents the South African Mohair industry, currently the global leaders in quality and quantity.
Silver Spoon is a clothing label originating in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
Port Elizabeth: Personal History
Workshops & Seminars
This workshop held in Port Elizabeth was aimed at encouraging young South African design students to acknowledge and embrace their own personal histories.
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Kazuya Kawasaki on biohacking the fashion industry
24 Jun 16
Speculative designer and Keio University student Kazuya Kawasaki grows new materials for the fashion industry.
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