Krafthaus enjoyed the collaboration with the lovely and kindest person, Lukhanyo, in manufacturing the knitted bags and bangles for his latest winter range featured in Florence, December 2015 as part of the Uomo Pitti menswear fashion show. Lukhanyo Mdingi is a young South African fashion designer who aims to interpret minimal aesthetics through his clothing, finding the balance between line, form and texture. Creating clean minimal looks that are distinct and powerful, with a flare of contemporary elegance and sophistication. …
Stefan Frylinck, for Space for Life, designed and won the best decor stand for 2013 & 2014 Decorex, Cape Town trade fair show. Included are block colour wool felt cushions and the Amoeba Wool carpet by Krafthaus. http://elledecoration.co.za/qa-with-interior-designer-stefan-frylinck-of-space-for-life
Thank you Arabella Mc Nie, curator of CFW for your support and believe in Krafthaus products and our team! http://www.campaignforwool.org/2014/09/22/qa-with-stephanie-bentum-of-krafthaus/
Winning design collaboration – inspired by wool and mohair A love of mohair and lamb’s wool sparked the winning design collaboration between Tamara Chèrie Dyson, the 2014 ELLE Rising Star Design Award winner, and Stephanie Bentum – owner of Krafthaus and 2014 Campaign for Wool participant. Tamara used a blend of kid Angora mohair and Merino lamb’s wool to create a wonderfully elegant collection of reworked classics, featuring statement coats and bomber jackets. To add a touch of magic, she …
Krafthaus participating as DDOT 14, Design Development from Origin through Technology. Inspired by sustainability on many levels including animal welfare, micro farming initiatives and local processing plants in South Africa and encourage all wool and local textile industries. By using the wool and hair of Merino, Mohair, Alpaca and Karakul, requiring hand work and skills and by tapping in available technology and processes for the fashion and interior industries through developing upmarket textiles and products. This participation was made possible by …
Lauren Bolus, Interior Designer at Make Architects and Interior studio, Cape Town working in collaboration with Kate from Kate Del Fante Design on both design and image production creating beautiful interiors and photographic images with Krafthaus products. Make Architects + Interior Studio www.makearchitects.co.za Del Fante Design www.delfantestudio.co.za
I had the honour to have been invited to participate at the Campaign for Wool’s Wool House at Somerset House, London with some of our products during March 2013.
Tracy Lee Lynch emphasises world trend by using yarn in different applications like Needle Point, Tapestries, Knit and Crochet. http://www.leelynch.co.za
Acclaimed costume designer Moira Meyer requested very shear felted cloth of only Angora Mohair and hand dyed to suit Instagram Film specifications.
We invited Daniela Zondag, a food photographer and friend living in Stellenbosch, http://www.danielazondagh.com for a few lessons in filming products. Daniela focused on the textures with her gorgeous lighting and played with focus and depth. Many of the images are on the current website and of my favourite are these four. Daniela is touring Namibia and I am enjoying being wrapped up in my wool! http://danielazondagh.com/