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Archive for August 2008

Kendrick Imports looks at hand weaving

August 27, 2008

During our recent trip to Swaziland we looked at the possibility of Kendrick Imports importing hand-woven throws, rugs and cushion covers in both mohair and cotton. In the north-west corner of Swaziland is a very small town called Piggs Peak where there is a family run business called Coral Stephens Handweaving. The business was founded […]

Swazi Candles – Fairly Traded African Gifts and Accessories

August 22, 2008

Kendrick Imports in Swaziland During a recent trip to Swaziland we visited the famous “Swazi Candles” . Swazi Candles is situated in the Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland. They have been producing handmade candles since 1981 and have a wonderful set up. Swazi Candles is a very friendly place with music playing […]

The “People of Africa” at Worx of Africa

August 18, 2008

The “People of Africa” at Worx of Africa Worx of Africa hand-craft a range of fairly traded gifts. They include Monkey Apple seed pods which are collected, dried and then hand decorated. Monkey Apples which are made in to T-lights. Pewter, brass and copper tableware in an amazing variety of styles. Stylish pewter, brass and […]

The faces of Rogue

August 14, 2008

This morning we visited the Rogue factory and met some of the team who make the hats, boots and bags. The factory is owned by Trevor Selke who has a great story of why the first hat was made. It goes something like this… One of my mates asked me to design a hat for […]

The Football Match

August 11, 2008

5th August 2008 Last month we attended The Sedgeberrow First School auction of promises. Pete bid for and won a football strip of 14 shirts and shorts!! Today we met with the 2 of the 3 coaches of the local football team in Sand River, the local “African” village. The three coaches have a squad […]

Rogue, African hats, bags, footwear and accessories

August 5, 2008

Rogue, South African Hats, Bags, Safari wear The Rogue brand comprises of hats, boots, bags and accessories made from the best quality leathers and canvas. Rogue Hats The Rogue 127 Ranger hat is an all round favourite made from fullgrain leather. Also available in black. The canvas hats are available in sand or olive colours […]

Ethical Trade With Gifts From Africa

August 5, 2008

Potential new products for Kendrick Imports Whilst in the local craft market in Natal South Africa this morning, we met Owen. He is working in Durban with his two brothers hand-making beaded crafts. Owen is originally from Zimbabwe and has most of his family there. By making his goods in South Africa and selling them […]