Handmade fair to offer varieties of crafted goods

Marang Setshwaelo

Over 100 exhibitors are confirmed to be showcasing and selling their wares at the upcoming Handmade Contemporary Fair (HMC) at the Hyde Park Corner rooftop from 11–13 October.

  The three-day event is set to be an impressive display of fashion, home ware, jewellery, beverages, body and bath products, and accessories from across the African continent.

  The event is renowned for being a site where shoppers can pick up unique, exquisitely crafted goods that exemplify the growth of the luxury artisanal industry in South Africa and across the African continent.

  Themed Memories and Dreams, the 2019 edition of the HMC sees the return of some favourite vendors, as well as new players in the market.

  HMC is also a great opportunity for the discerning shopper to stock up early on festive season gifts. The sheer range of merchandise on offer ensures that fair-goers are spoilt for choice; there’s literally something for everyone, with the additional benefit that the goods in question are exceptional, memorable and distinctive.

  The HMC expects an excess of 14 000 patrons over the three days of the market. For those who prefer a more laid-back vibe, the market also allows fair-goers a chance to take a break from the shopping, sip on a craft cocktail or a chilled glass of wine, while enjoying the cuisine on offer, and taking in Johannesburg’s legendary sunsets and views from the rooftop venue.

  Jewellery lovers will be delighted with the wares on display. Kenya based Adele Dejak makes a return with her trademark bold pieces, while the craft gin and fine wine sections will be populated with the likes of Autograph Distillery and Silvermist Vineyards.

  On the fashion side, Missibaba, Mami Wata, Mille Collines, and Matsidiso Shoes will all have a presence. Beyond that, a dizzying selection of lifestyle products will all be available for sale, from homeware décor such as candles and ceramics, bath and body products, clothing accessories, craft beers and a wide range of restaurants.

  Tickets for the fair are currently available online at Webtickets, in Pick’n Pay retailers and will also be onsite at Hyde Park Corner.

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