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Hot on the heels of their Bloemfontein event, KAMERS/Makers have announced two new venues – one for the Cape Winelands and one in Irene, south of Pretoria. 

What at first started off as an intimate gifting market hosted inside a Stellenbosch home, intended to bring entrepreneurial creatives and potential customers together, is now a national showcase of the best of local fashion, jewellery, homeware, décor and lifestyle products.

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Entomology tea towel by Owl in the Moss (available at shop.kamersvol.com), drawstring pouch by Makietie Linen Image: Charl du Preez Stylist: Nicky Myburgh

With a record-breaking 160 makers registered for the upcoming Winelands show this is set to be the biggest KAMERS/Makers Boland event yet. The new venue is the fabulous Blaauwklippen Vineyards between Stellenbosch and Somerset West and will offer visitors extended shopping hours on the Friday evening. 

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Ceramic art blocks by Blok myself, bamboo vase by Black Fern, wooden Land Rover by Charly’s Toys R Here, metal & wooden clock, desk calendar by Man+Wife, botanical glass art by Velt, metal plates by Roger Stones Blacksmith Image: Charl du Preez Stylist: Nicky Myburgh

To top that, KAMERS/Makers have an incredible 200 makers lined up for the last show of the year and the overall largest event to date. This year’s Pretoria show is moving to Cornwall Hill College in Irene – this beautiful school offers visitors wonderful open spaces, easy access and secure off-street parking.

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Fish tea towel by Samesyn, metal spoons and plates by Roger Stones Blacksmith, wood & ceramic spoons by Jess Ceramics, knife roll by Arrow Leather Goods (available at shop.kamersvol.com) Image: Charl du Preez Stylist: Nicky Myburgh

Wanda du Toit, KAMERS/Makers co-owner and Creative Director, gives us insight into what you’ll be seeing this summer: “After 16 years and 37 shows we are still blown away by all the new ideas and Makers we saw during the curation process for this Summer’s events. Plants and botanicals are still a strong trend. We are also seeing retro colours and patterns making a comeback. Visitors can look forward to ample wood, clay, organic shapes and all things authentic.”

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Botanical glass art by Velt, ceramic leaves by Bungalow Living, patterned runner by Makietie Linen, Image: Charl du Preez Stylist: Nicky Myburgh

Ticket prices also include a collectable shopper bag, a new magazine and a Consol glass bottle which you can refill with purified drinking water from Bluewater. 

KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch runs from October 30 – November 4, 9am – 5pm daily and KAMERS/Makers Irene from December 4 – 9, 9am – 5pm. 

Get your tickets for just R60 at plankton.mobi or R90 at the door. Multiple entry tickets are R120. Better yet, go as a group – buy three and you’ll get one free. Children under 18 years-old are free too.

For more information or to shop online, visit the KAMERS/Makers website here.