For decades, retail space in South Africa has been prohibitive for most local artisans due to long leases, rigid costs and equally rigid attitudes. Defying the norm, Hyde Park Corner has opened up a beautiful, creative space for the entrepreneurs of Kamers/Makers, giving them a platform to bring their incomparably eclectic mix of creations to Joburg for the first time.
KM Creative CEO Wanda du Toit is typically frank regarding COVID-19’s effect on SA’s beloved artisan ‘up-market’: ’We had to fight back on behalf of the hundreds of SME artisans who have come to depend on our platform … And fight with every ounce of our entrepreneurial energy!’
So Kamers/Makers re-envisioned SA’s battered retail industry − and found an ingenious response to their business’s lockdown let-down! The first pop-up space launched earlier in Stellenbosch and then a second space was launched in the V&A Waterfront in late July.
All spaces are COVID-19 screened and certified with required controls in place to regulate entry and ensure the safety of all. A cashless system will be in operation with a single central pay-point for shopper convenience.
And if you cannot get to a pop-up space, here is the good news: over 10 000 stunning products and exciting special offers are available 24/7 online at www.kamersvol.co.za.