Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Very Warm and Soft: Rosecraft's 2011 Collection

Fleted kid mohair scarf

Knitted shawl-brushed mohair

Net loop scarf, brushed mohair

Net shawl brushed mohair

Woven cotton scarf

Woven kid mohair scarf

Woven silk scarf

Woven bamboo shawl
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Rosecraft:  A Family Legacy and a Love Story about Africa

What started as a small workshop in 1974 is nowadays a thriving business that sells products locally and internationally. We are constantly working on the design of our products and the skills of our Artisans to keep ahead of the world trends.

Through a combination of contemporary design and traditional methods, Rosecraft creates luxurious accessories that boast the vibrant colours of Africa. Our designs have an African soul but are inspired by international trends: the results are distinctive creations for individuals who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade pieces. All our pieces are handmade from pure natural fibres of mohair, organically grown cotton, bamboo, wool and silk. We are constantly searching for new organic materials to keep our range innovative and eco-friendly. What started as a small workshop is nowadays a thriving business that sells it’s products locally and internationally and employs over 40 rural women, empowering them through skills training and fair wage that allows them to provide for their families.

Soft, Sensual Mohair Jewelry by Mollie Lanir-Rosecraft

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Rosecraft Collection 2011 : Modern serenity with a Swazi Spirit

Marcella Echavarria (ME):What was your inspiration for this collection

Mollie Lanir (ML): You were my inspiration! Inspired by international trends, using traditional techniques

ME: What materials are you using? Why did you choose them?
What about colors?

ML: Using pure natural fibres of Mohair, Silk, Wool, Organic Cotton and Bamboo in pure light neutral colors

ME: Please tell us about the artisans who make the products?

ML: We are currently employing over 35 Rural women, empowering
them through skills training and a fair wage.

ME. Please tell us about the process

ML: Our knitting, crocheting and spinning artisans are home based,
while at our workshop we have highly skilled weavers and ladies
finishing off our pieces.

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@all images by Lisa King