As SA’s original artisan ‘up’-market, KAMERS/Makers showcases all things local, proudly handmade and creative, 2020 is their Year of The Maker – “We’re celebrating the magical spark of creativity that drives certain people to do things differently. And in particular, how that ‘spark’ finds its physical expression through the hands of the Maker in objects that surprise, delight and enrich us,” says the KAMERS team.
This is the core of what has made the KAMERS/Makers shows so very popular in South Africa – bringing that spark of Maker creativity onto a stage where everyone can share, celebrate and ultimately, take home their own spark of proudly local inspiration.
Indeed many of KAMER’s current Makers started their own artisan journeys as visitors to the shows… Inspired or challenged by a product they saw, they found their own spark and nurtured it to the point where they’re now successful creative entrepreneurs.
So 2020, is the year of MAKE… a choice, a plan, a difference. MAKE your mark, MAKE it happen, MAKE it count… but make something!
And speaking of making a difference – KARMER’s great partnership with Consol Glass continues in 2020 where they will be launching further initiatives pushing their sustainability even further. To date they have given away 75,000 Curvy glass water bottles, and filled those with almost 60,000L of BlueWater purified drinking water. This means a staggering 160,000+ plastic bottles have been saved from ending up in SA landfills.
This year they will be launching more brand new artisans onto the SA stage – with dozens of inspiring new Makers at every show – ensuring that KAMERS/Makers remains… The coolest stuff you’ve never seen.
The five shows for 2020 begin, as always in the heart of Cape Town where they return to Jan Van Riebeeck High School, under the cloth of Table Mountain on uber cool Kloof Street.
Show dates: March 26-29 from 9-5pm daily.
Then it’s on to Sandton for their first 2020 Gauteng show at St David’s Marist College Inanda – where last year they broke all records for their Jozi shows. Show dates April 23-27; 9-5pm daily.
Each show features 100 – 200 Maker-entrepreneurs, handpicked for their unique creative flair. The shows boast a wide selection of beautiful objects, stylish fashion, decor, gifts, foodie delights, treats, drinks and so much more.
They will be back in Joburg for a Spring show in late August, following the success of our first Spring show last year… and then it’s on to beautiful Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch end October, before they close the year, as always, in Irene, Pretoria early December.
Don’t forget that you can access the KAMERS/Makers magic 24/7 at shop.kamersvol.com, an award-winning online selection of their favourite Makers.
KAMERS/Makers 2020 Cape Town
Jan van Riebeeck High, Kloof Street
March 26-29, 9am – 5pm
KAMERS/Makers 2020 Joburg
St David’s Marist Inanda, Sandton
April 23-27, 9am – 5pm
R70 at www.plankton.mobi & R100 at the entrance – includes a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag, Consol Glass water bottle and magazine.
Multi-entry tickets: R130
Group discounts: Buy 3, get 1 free.
Students and pensioners R70.
Under 18’s free.
Pictures: Charl D du Preez