Started by Madelein Snyman in her home, C’mon Thread Designs’ beautiful picnic blankets are perfect for a summery outdoor lunch. Madelein employs women from economically disadvantaged communities. ‘My aim is to train them on the equipment, develop their skills and educate them on running their own business, so that one day they will be able to do their own thing, or pass it forward,’ says Madelein. Each blanket, complete with handy straps for ease of use, is made with quality fabrics, including waterproof hessian. The blankets, retailing at R455 each, are available in a variety of colours and designs. C’mon Thread Designs is able to personalise and embroider the blankets according to your requirements. To order your own handmade picnic blanket, visit the Hello Pretty online store. Alternatively, email Madelein via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a special order.