24 – 29 October 2023
In 2003, 4 Stellies ladies decided to create a showcase for the many creative artisans they each knew. A place where small producers and start-up artisans could show (and sell!) their stuff – in an affordable, accessible and ethical way.
With no budget to hire a fancy venue, they simply lugged all the furniture out of one of their homes, squeezed in 36 Makers, printed some flyers (no Social Media in those days!) and said their prayers…
800 shoppers – and some sold-out Makers later – they declared their ‘Kamersvol Geskenke’ (it was a pre-Xmas show) to be a success. And they did it again the following year… and the next….
Fast forward to 2023 and KAMERS MAKERS, as it’s now known, has grown into Africa’s largest and most premium showcase for artisan entrepreneurs…
TWO DECADES OF EXCELLENCE:
60+ KM shows hosted
18 different national venues used
1000+ Makers featured
Over HALF A MILLION visitors
50+ SMEEs launched on the KM platform
3000+ jobs created
Dozens of community upliftment and skills transfer initiatives in place
NOW THEY’RE BRINGING THEIR BIRTHDAY PARTY HOME!
The KM story began in October 2003, in Stellies – so this October we’re throwing a 20th Birthday extravaganza at Blaauwklippen, our ‘home soil’ there, for the past years.
What to expect at this years Kamers Makers:
More than 40 brand new, never-seen Makers | Almost 160 Makers in total | Another Punch for Pink Fashion show in aid of Reach for Recovery and Check Know Prevent breast cancer NPO’s | A host of other 20-year surprises – LTD Edition one-off KM shoppers on auction; a 20-year retrospective on all the previous shows; and, of course, a PHAT PARTY!!!
PERFECT PARTNERSHIP WITH CONSOL GLASS
Kamers’ Plastic Ain’t Fantastic drive is ongoing – and after 4 years of amazing support from Consol Glass, they will pass the extraordinary milestone of 500,000 plastic bottles removed from circulation at this Blaauwklippen show… that’s half a million less plastic bottles in SA landfills, rivers and oceans!
Join us under the ancient oaks at Blaauwklippen to mark a truly extraordinary two decades of SA Maker excellence!
– Over 150 Makers selling everything from food to fashion, skincare to ceramics, decor, jewellery, homeware, wine,
– Craft gin, footwear, woodwork, fine art, accessories, textiles, furnishings… and a whole lot more!
– Show runs from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 29th October – from 9am to 5pm daily
– Tickets: single entry – R80 online; R100 at entrance; multi-entry: R120 online; R140 at entrance;
– Student and Pensioner discount tickets can be purchased at Entrance.
– Venue is wheelchair-friendly with small ramp-access to all marquees.
More info follow: www.kamersmakers.com | #kamersmakers | Facebook.com/kamersvol