Shopping List: South African Designers

Oddly enough, my South African husband wasn't the one to introduce me to my many favorite South African designers.

Though really maybe that's not odd at all. After all, my husband is a dude who's interested in history, photography, and movies, and not a gal like me who's obsessed with small, independent designers with a sharp focus on ethical business practices.

Either way, over the last few months I've become more and more aware of the incredible creativity coming out of South Africa. Many of these designers are already internationally known – which I would assume is not an easy thing, when you think about the challenges that come with distance and differences in season. (Southern hemisphere, how do you do it?)

I figured I'd share a few of my favorites today because I love them and want to support them as much as I can – South African husband or not.

And actually on that note: If there are any great designers that you know of in South Africa, or wherever you are, let me know! I'd love to hear about 'em.

ceramic cat bowl ($45) and spots coin purse (23) by zana

stripy ring ($20) and diamond brass bangle ($45) by dear rae 

table runner by skinny laminx ($50)

cha chaing monochrome #4 bag by missibaba ($132)

strappy sandals by take care ($53.29)

clara necklace by kirsten goss (£145 / £232) - kirsten is a south african designer with stores in cape town, durban, and london

heidi shirt dress by jane sews ($63)

riohacha bag by miss mochila - all miss mochila pieces are handmade by artisans in SA

eritrea necklace by pichulik ($112)


*NOTE: Some prices were converted from ZAR into U.S. dollars by me, so actual price may vary.