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    MEET THE MAKER – LAFEDE DESIGNS

    Who makes up your family? I’m married to my best friend Philip, we have 2 beautiful children, Addison and Max Describe yourself in three words? Passionate, Fierce, Deeply Caring Tell us about you brand? La Fede is a brand for the dreamer, the adventurer, the collector and the playful family. Exploring creativity and imagination, integrating minimal- and contemporary design elements. Our design philosophy is to create unique, timeless soft toy characters and Interior Objects, with personalities, for young and old. Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand? Forever a dreamer, I embarked on this journey almost 5 years ago. Whist having a scattered direction at first, my passion for…

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    MEET THE MAKER – TINY TRIBE

    Who makes up your family?   My little tribe consists of husband Anthony,  son Alexander (5). And Liam (2) Describe yourself in three words? Compassionate Motivated Easy-going Tell us about you brand? Tiny Tribe Kids specialises in trendy monochrome clothing for kids of 3 months, to 6 years. We always aim for #comfyandcool when designing our collections. Our range is 100% locally produced in Cape Town, South Africa. All fabrics are sourced locally, and only local factories and suppliers are used in our production process. All legging fabrics are handprinted / hand dyed. Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand? My son started play school in the mornings at the beginning…

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    MEET THE MAKER – SENSE-ABLE PLAY

    Who makes up your family? My husband, Lionel. We’ve been happily married for 7 amazing years! We have two gorgeous lambs, Eli who is 6 years old and Layla-Hope who is 2 years old. Describe yourself in three words? Kind, creative, friendly Tell us about you brand? We put together baby and toddler stimulation kits/boxes for Moms/Nanny’s to do with their little ones. It encourages intentional one on one time which aids in your baby or toddler’s development focusing on and including their 5 senses from 8 weeks+, their gross motor skills from 6months+ and fine motor skills from 1 year+.  Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand? Really…

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    MEET THE MAKER – MACCIE

    Who makes up your family? Just my amazing husband and me… for now…. Describe yourself in three words? Creative, ambitious, light-hearted. Tell us about you brand? MACCIE is a up and coming South African baby brand that offers trendy moms baby essentials with a difference. Our fun, bold prints and designs marry functionality with style. A lot of care and time goes into selecting products for our range, ensuring that we offer high quality items in styles that modern moms are after. Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand? I started MACCIE so that one day when we have kids of our own, I would have something that would…

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    MEET THE MAKER – STICKY FINGERS

    Who makes up your family? Mama bear, Papa bear, and two baby grizzly bears. Describe yourself in three words? I am passionate, and driven, and I’m also a sloth. Basically I’m an enigma that I’m still trying to solve. Tell us about you brand? “Mums & cubs” is a playgroup that specialises in messy play. We know that children learn through play. Our aim is to provide your child with the perfect environment to experience messy play and explore their senses. We provide toddlers with an opportunity to meet and socialise with each other. We try to invite children to explore their senses through messy play. Tell us about the…

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    MEET THE MAKER – ZENDE HANDMADE CREATIONS

    When Jabu first walked into our home and saw my vast collection of baskets she said “Wow Jess you sure do love grass”. It is this mixture of humor, creativity and sheer determination that makes Jabu the strong and driven woman that she is. I hope that you enjoy reading a bit about what drives her, her background and her passion. Who makes up your family? My three children and my two grandchildren are who I consider my family. Describe yourself in three words? Ambitious, creative, tenacious. Tell us about you brand? My products are handmade by myself using natural materials. Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand? My…

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    MEET THE MAKER – DELICIOUS MONSTERS

    Meet the beautiful, passionate and driven mama of Irish twin boys  behind the trendy Delicious Monsters brand, Sarah Oakley. Who makes up your family? My husband, Matt; my Irish twin boys, Ford and Steele and my two rescue cats. Describe yourself in three words? Loyal. Creative. Dedicated Tell us about you brand / Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand? As a full time fashion merchandiser I have a good understanding of local manufacturing and a passion for locally made products.  I was pregnant with my first born and was disappointed by the lack of edgy and fashionable carrycots available.  I had seen amazing products on my overseas buying…

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    A LETTER TO OUR ONE YEAR OLD DAUGHTER

    Dearest Holly  I can’t quite believe that today you are one. I cannot believe that we have had a whole year to get to know you, to figure out our way as parents of two, and to fall in love with a little girl. If I am completely honest with you I was petrified to become a mum of a daughter, for some unknown reason I always saw myself as a mum of boys.  On the 8th of January 2018 when you entered the world, you were all that we needed and so much more.  You have taught us so much this year. At times it has been tough, but…

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    2018 – THE YEAR THAT WAS

    As 2018 draws to a close and we embark on a new year, I can’t help but look back at the year that was and reflect on the achievements, the highlights and the lowlights. January started off with a bang with the birth of our little girl. Holly Rose entered this world on the 8th of January with a feistiness that has not left. She is a tough cookie and this characteristic I have no doubt stands her in good stead for her own life path as well as the fact that she has a sibling with extra needs. I have no doubt that she will be Luke’s biggest advocate…

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    INTERNATIONAL FEATURE – OSCAR – NEW ZEALAND

    Kia Ora from Auckland, New Zealand! My name is Pip and I’m mum to Oscar. He’s the youngest of four awesome boys, and our little surprise! We had no prenatal testing and only found out that he had Down syndrome at birth. In fact, when Oscar was born there was much anticipation in the delivery room (and with family at home) as to whether he would be a boy or a girl. After 3 boys we were expecting a girl! The girl’s name was sorted, the boy’s name not so much. I remember the obstetrician telling us that we had a boy and my husband and I realising we need…