Mielie spreads the love by making beautiful things and empowering people through sustainable employment. What started off as a craft initiative around a dining room table in 2002, is today a business that employs some 80 women. The bright, fun and colourful Miele bags are entirely handcrafted and made from recycled fabric. Available in different shapes and sizes with finishings ranging from cane and leather handles to zips, toggles and webbing, Mielie also custom-makes couches, ottomans, rugs and anything else they’re tasked to do!

Mielie’s new The Grace range will continue to spread the love and the handcrafted beauty of the characteristic hooked-rug range of handbags and homeware items. Mielie is known both locally and internationally for their creative use of reclaimed materials and locally inspired design.