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Freshly Found’s Paper Flowers

Freshly Found’s Denise Kiggan and her evergreen florist have just returned from a successful Design Indaba. A regular at Durban’s I heart Market, her ruffled and ruched beauties have gone national. Her original creations were made from book pages, but her new Indigenous Range makes use of unrecyclable package waste, such as the back of vinyl stickers. Vegetable dyes, such as red cabbage and beetroot help create the delicate stained layers.  The result... papery pleats and fluted folds, in essence, paper evolution. The botanical master pieces are labour intensive, but through the use of local crafters and temp workers who assist with the wire work, cutting, folding and stitching, waste is sculpted into representational shapes. Contact Denise from Freshly Found for details, prices and orders or visit her at I heart Market on the first Saturday of every month at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Text: Nadia van der Mescht Nadia is a creative consultant who has a passion for locally crafted products. She works with fellow creatives to build their brand, online presence and press portfolio. Creativity with integrity is her motto. Read her blog at nadiavdmescht.co.za.