WN Hand Woven Bath Mat with Square Pattern Design

R553 Excl. Vat

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These bathmats come from a spinning and weaving business based in a town in the southern part of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.Their actions were prompted by the high levels of unemployment and poverty they witnessed when visiting the area during the annual flower seasons from 1990 to 2001. They felt a need to establish a business that would be labour-intensive so they could create some much needed employment within the area. They also wanted to reflect elements of the cultural history of the town within their work. After a careful analysis of the town and it’s existing businesses they decided to establishment a wool spinning operation which commenced during February 2003. This was followed by the setting up of their weavery, a month laterThey manufacture hand-woven rugs and carpets of various sizes and designs using fibres such as cotton and wool to create their products. Their range also includes different types of bath, shower and toilet mats as well as accessories used for interior decorating such as wall-hangings, place mats, table runners, decorative cushions etc.All the wool they use to weave their carpets is spun at their business premises. This process has enabled them to develop their own unique range of yarns.They would like to expand the spinning facet of their business to the extent where they can export their handspun yarns. This will not only have a very positive impact on job creation but will also benefit the farmers based within the area who are keen to supply them with their raw wool.