Natural dyes are used for all of our clothes. We have a close relationship with the dye master and each year we learn more and more about the process which helps us identify where we can grow and become more environmentally responsible for everything we create, including our waste.
Our aim is to move to 100% organic, sustainable fabrics. Right now a big part of our production incorporates natural fabrics, especially all of our handmade fabrics.” (Jodi & Rodrigo)
At the moment, all of our online orders are sent from South Africa, using either private or local couriers.” (Jodi & Rodrigo)
“We source and collect gemstones and crystals from our travels around the world, combining these natural materials with ancient pre-Columbian and Aztec styles of jewellery making techniques. Our main materials are silver, wire work, filigram, wire weaving, brass and macramé.
We are able to create jewellery from wherever we are, however for the past year we have had a workshop in our home in South Africa where we create our jewellery production.
Our clothing range preserves the art of traditional tailors, craftsmanship and textiles while supporting local small scale artisans in India. Our production consists of eight local artisans. India is like a second home to us, it is a great place of inspiration both personally and for the business. We are honoured to support a small family in Rajasthan. Together we design and create items made from the fabric we source at a local textile market in India. Tradesmen from Mali supply us with the mudcloth featured in our clothing range, sourced in West Africa. Our designs pay homage to traditional textiles.
Our clothing range focuses on natural fibres, hand loomed cottons, pieces featuring handmade mudcloth details and hand block prints. Catering to the appreciator of slow fashion, and lovers of tribal art.
Our range of handmade leather is designed and handmade by our partner Alicia Boshoff in South Africa. Alicia, a well known and respected designer has been working in the film industry for over 10 years refining her outstanding leather skills. Her slow-made leather range has been featured in films such as Madmax and Game of Thrones. We are proud to combine our range with such an incredible artist.
All the leather is sustainably sourced in South Africa, all hand-stitched and finished off with laser machines, featuring African themed shamanic animal designs, steampunk and sacred geometry symbology.
Our supply chain is designed around our nomadic lifestyle, perhaps one day we will be able to move our entire production to one place, however at this point in time it is not clear as to how long we will stay in South Africa.” (Jodi & Rodrigo)
All clothes are made with traditional tribal fabrics that we have sourced throughout Africa, making these creations and unique materials very special. Extra love needs to be used when washing them! Handwash cold, hang up to dry in shaded areas.
All macramé is waterproof and can be used in the shower and the ocean, the colour will not fade and the stone is super safe with a tight macramé weaving technique - no glue is used.
All pieces made with crystals need to be taken care of. They are fragile as this is the nature of the material, and this is what we love about them.
For the shiny look, polish with brass polish. Lemon can also do the trick.
Just like skin and other fabrics, when leather gets wet and then heated right away, it can shrink and dry out too quickly. Rather, let it dry naturally, even if it takes a couple of days. In general, it is best to keep leather out of direct sunlight when storing.” (Jodi & Rodrigo)