Don’t renovate your space until you read this

Spring cleaning your home or office hopefully involves recycling old material and decluttering your space. Let’s be mindful and responsible when it comes to climate change so please recycle what you can. It will take each and every one of us to save this earth. It’s fantastic to see how stylish recycled material can be when a talented designer works with the project manager and property owner to design a dream vision and manage it into reality.

Renovating your space can bring about positive energy into your life and your community. If you fail to start your renovations with a documented project plan, you may be planning to fail. Manufacturers are known to say they can do the job in 5 days that ends up taking a whole 2 months to complete due to delays, over expenditure, a sudden increase in the scope and quality issues.

If you are a marketing executive who needs a reliable project manager to handle your renovation or corporate gift project for the company without you having to micro-manage, Khwela Factory would design the project plan for your requirements, monitor, and evaluate the project throughout its life cycle to ensure professional management and delivery.

Layered peacock feathers silk scarf

Starting a project without a professional project plan is like burning plastic and hoping that there is no such thing as climate change. If you would like to save money and get great value for your new breath-taking space, your corporate gift or renovation project, contact kgomotso@khwelafactory.co.za.

Khwela Factory is a true one-stop-shop that provides real integrated solutions. The benefit of opening an account with us is that you can benefit in discounts from bulk orders with options to help clients manage capital expenditures and cash-flow.

Unoyiwawa’s Birth Collection

We are so excited to announce that on 1 November 2019 we will launch #Unoyiwawa’sBirthCollection at Exclusive Books. The exact details of the event will be shared with the first 30 people to order from this collection. Feel inspired and revamp your home with our merchandise that exists to empower South Africans. #ImpactDrivenInitiatives

Opportunity for Seamstresses

Khwela Factory is looking for seamstresses to serve as suppliers to the company. 


Work overview: The successful candidates will produce our curtains, scatter cushions, ties, table cloths and scarves.

South African story book to be launched in September 2019

Key skills include:

Attention to detail, creativity, manual dexterity, customer-service skills, ability to operate, ownership and use of sewing equipment, tools and a portfolio of work.

Important requirements:

  • Reliability
  • Punctuality

How to Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please email your CV / company profile and a portfolio of work, by no later than 4pm on 30 August 2019 to kgomotso@khwelafactory.co.za.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

The next 6 months

Above: Memme Ramaila – for information about this extraordinary farmer, visit https://kormorant.co.za/44682/growing-a-future-2/

There goes another half year. Hopefully we all are happy with the way we have been managing our lives. Firstly, Khwela would like to thank all of you who drove out to Brits in order to celebrate African unity with us through food, music, fashion, honey and other craft goodies. This event was held at Memme Ramaila’s farm. Memme is a leader in the agriculture sector as a bee and maize farmer. She put her heart and soul into promoting farming for rural women and youth. Your support is much appreciated and we hope that this year will continue to be a year of growth, planning for next year and completely challenging ourselves to make full use of our potential.

Khwela Factory is currently working on it’s collection of Unoyiwawa merchandise and we hope to soon bring an African flavor to your souvenirs or torn upholstery. Watch this space for when we announce an opportunity to pre-order our goods at a massive 50% discount.

If you have any specific textile needs, contact kgomotso@khwelafactory.co.za. By supporting us, you would be supporting products that speak to our African identity made in South Africa.

Rug Makers’ Opportunity

Khwela Factory is looking for rug makers or manufacturers to serve as suppliers to the company. 


Work overview: The successful candidate will make the rugs and print the design of the rug according the image supplied by Khwela Factory. 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in making rugs with the right equipment and images of previous work done is most important. 

Other requirements:

  • Own equipment for making the required rugs
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic and interested in products made in Africa
  • Have good communication skills, both written and verbal or have an interpreter
  • Be confident dealing with the client
  • Demonstrate imagination and creativity when it comes to making the rug according to the design

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please email your CV / company profile and pictures of previous rugs made, by no later than 4pm on 10 May 2019 to kgomotso@khwelafactory.co.zaor whatsapp to +2779 482 2051.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Graphic Design Opportunity

Khwela Factory is looking for graphic designers to serve as suppliers to the company. 

Reports to: The CEO of Khwela Factory

Work overview: The successful candidate will redesign our logo, design prints for our fabrics, business cards, promotional and branding material for pop up exhibitions for the company with a focus on instilling an appreciation of ancient African knowledge systems through the Unoyiwawa concept.

Qualifications:

Formal qualification in graphic designing and one of the following:

  • Fashion designing
  • Fine art
  • Branding
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Other requirements:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in designing according to a brief
  • Own equipment for producing the design work required
  • Punctuality
  • Reliability

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic and interested in the craft sector
  • Have good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be confident dealing with the client
  • Demonstrate imagination and creativity when it comes to designing as required from time to time

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please email your CV and a catalogue, by no later than 4pm on 18 April 2019.

Unsuccessful candidates will not be notified via email.

South Africa’s Craft 2024 Implementation Blueprint

The South African Department of Arts and Culture Craft Unit led by Joseph Mathe announced a way forward for the sector in the form of a 2024 implementation blueprint that the sector can use to align their activities and benefit from the opportunities that will be available in the 2019 – 2020 period.

This comes at a time where the South African craft sector desperately needs access to:

  1. Information about opportunities in the sector
  2. Funding
  3. Small business non-financial support
  4. Markets within South Africa and internationally
  5. Raw materials to increase profitability
  6. Skills development and capacity building

The blueprint document highlights some of the activities that the unit will focus on where the sector will benefit from the following projects:

  1. The unit will continue to form strategic relationships to unlock access to funding through ring-fenced funds in partnership with the Department of Small Business Development, the Department of Science and Technology as well as craft related SETAs.
  2. The unit will continue supporting the market access platforms managed by the Craft & Design Institute and the Bokoni-Bophirima Craft & Design Institute
  3. The Innibos National Craft Awards will be supported in partnership with the Mpumalanga Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation.

Tender notices for the 2020 year to be approved by the senior executive at the DAC that craft practitioners can prepare for are also included in the document. Click here to access the Blueprint