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Stellenbosch - kvg

A treasure trove of creativity in the heart of Stellenbosch

Thousands of people flocked to the beautiful Webersburg Wine Estate in Stellenbosch last week to attend KAMERS vol Geskenke. Sponsored by 1st for Women, this annual arts and crafts event offers a platform for creative entrepreneurs to showcase and market their favourite and most recent collections.

With over 165 stalls to visit, set in the picturesque Stellenbosch surrounds, this year's event exceeded expectations for both the organisers and the crowds who attended. With so much to do and see, KAMERS is truly a feast for the senses - each stall tells a unique story of how the vendors were able to turn a hobby into a budding business. On top of the handmade crafts, beautiful decor and compelling art exhibits, festival goers were also treated to live entertainment and a myriad food stalls to whet the appetite.

As a first-time sponsor, 1st for Women was just as excited to participate and so commissioned paper artist Elizabeth Lotz from Bespoke Paperword to design and create an eye-catching paper installation for the 1st for Women stand at the event.

Decorated in pink and white with hand-picked 1st for Women-branded artefacts, the stand revealed the more creative side of the 1st for Women brand. We also encouraged the public to enter our Wipe n Win competition, where entrants could win spot prizes such as umbrellas, eye masks, lipgloss and aprons and then be eligible to win three designer prizes: Bulgari sunglasses, a Le Creuset casserole set as well as a Lorenzi clutch bag. Winners were all announced on Saturday afternoon at the event.

After a week of shopping and sunshine, it was finally time to pack up and prepare for the next Kamers event which takes place in Irene, Pretoria, from 2-7 December. If you weren't able to attend the Stellenbosch KAMERS, make sure to visit South Africa's treasure trove of handcrafted creativity in Gauteng. Not only will you be able to do all your Christmas shopping in one go, you might just be inspired to start your own little business on the side. See you in Irene.

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