My first market - Jannies mark @ jan cilliers school
We had a great day at the Jannies Mark last Friday and it was a good opportunity to go through the process of setting up a stall & see how my products work on a market stall. The women were very distracted by their offspring wanting to spend as much as possible as quickly as possible so very few actually managed to look at my work but those who did were intrigued and amazed and I had very good feedback. We were sent home at 5 by a storm which cut our trading time short, but all in all it was a good day.
Finding that there is a severe shortage of opportunities for makers to sell their goods in Johannesburg, we will be organising a Makers' Pop-up event towards spring (October?). If you are a maker of any kind please contact me so we can get the ball rolling on this.
STUDIO IRA BEKKER
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This week in my studio...
I am very very excited! I delivered my first collection of home ware products to Lunar at 44 Stanley yesterday. Beautiful grey linen tablecloths dyed with blue gum and rust, gorgeous runners eco-printed onto a natural cotton/linen, simple grey serviettes as well as two tone ones with hand stitching, cushion covers and lovely bags with eco-printing and leather shoulder straps. I am very curious to see how these products will be received as it is as far as I know a first in South Africa. Please go over and have a look and let me know what you think....
As my products are on consignment at Lunar I had the opportunity to do the packaging and labelling myself and I'm very happy with the outcome. I had the basic info printed on one side of a business card and am handwriting the other side...a time consuming but worthwhile exercise.
I am also launching my online shop which will be a bit of a work in progress for a while but will give you a good idea of what is available. Unfortunately the prices are set in dollars and I don't have the option to change it to rands so there are discrepancies...let me know if you are interested in a product and I'll send you the price.