Gone Rural

Gone Rural is an organisation that provides home-based incomes to over 750 rural African women through craft.

In the beautiful hills of the Kingdom of Swaziland, hundreds of women can be found weaving the strands of their indigenous heritage. Combining ancestral knowledge with modern cultural influences, the result is a collection of contemporary African handcrafted products – with each weave harnessing a compelling story, just waiting to be told.

What started as a local collective of 30 artisans, has flourished into Gone Rural: an organisation providing home-based incomes to over 750 rural African women. There are 12 master weavers from the Ngwavuma area in Swaziland working with the Gone Rural design team, Philippa Thorne and Zinhle Vilakati to produce the Gone Rural Fluoro Vases – Series 2.