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The Shoestring Collective

Photographs Stephanie Veldman The Shoestring Collective is a South African designer goods shop open for one month that is stocked and run by 16 local designers, including fashion, accessories, homeware and more. Launched last night (11 July), each designer has curated their own space within the shop. Designers featured include 2Bop, a ring to it, Anomali, Bow Peep, Coppelia, Dark Horse, Famke, Good Clothing, Handmade by Me, Lost is a place too, Love Lolla, Maiden Name, Naturals Beauty, Oh Dear Megan, Selfi and Windowsill. There is also a collection of products from other local designers that have been specially curated by the Shoestring organisers, Sera Holland (Handmade by Me) and Leila Badsha (Bow Peep). The Shoestring Collective pop-up shop also features Sock co, Feral Goods, FH Porcelen, Hoi P'loy, Lindsey Boucher, Lula by Emma, Mads Nørgaard, Mocho Loco, Postcard Happiness, Pretty Pretty, a.scribe, SHNU, Soet Stationery, Spookasem, Tess Metcalf, The Quick Red Fox, TjouTjou, Vastland Bikes, Understudy, Wolf & Maiden, XICO and Tamarillo Ceramics. The shop is open at Gardens Centre in Cape Town until 11 August on the corner of Mill and Buitenkant Streets, Gardens. Visit their Facebook Page for more details or contact Sera Holland on or Alternatively, contact Shoestring Collective on 072-698-3105. Text Lisa Wallace