Susan Slee, owner of Maneki van Staal, started off as a well-known jewellery designer and manufacturer. Her fascination with the simplicity of infant drawings led to the birth of Maneki van Staal, an instant success with an engaging story behind each product and character. In the last five years, Maneki have opened three outlets in South Africa, with the aim of growing Maneki into an international brand.
Currently the Maneki product range includes sugar spoons, teaspoon sets, salad and cutlery sets, ceramic tableware, leather handbags and jewellery. Maneki are constantly designing new products.