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Decorex SA's CRAFT Collective to showcase South Africa's premium handmade products

As artisinal design continues to gain more currency around the world, Decorex SA has announced the launch of CRAFT Collective at Decorex Joburg in August 2013.
Wholly owned by Decorex SA, CRAFT Collective will be a comprehensive showcase of the unique handmade lifestyle products being created by talented craftsmen and women around South Africa. A stringent curation procedure by a panel of experts will ensure that the level of craftsmanship will position this pavilion as South Africa's premier craft showcase, within the exhibition industry.

CRAFT Collective exhibitors will gain exposure to the local and international buyers who visit Decorex Joburg each year. Opportunity for international expansion for CRAFT Collective represents itself for this innovative project.

In order to take CRAFT Collective to a new level, curators will ensure that all products brought to the exhibition are of handmade South African origin, that they are design-focused, manufactured to the highest standards and environmentally-friendly. All exhibitors will need to adhere to the principles of Fair Trade.

In announcing the launch of CRAFT Collective, Decorex SA Creative Director, Sherri Chipps said particular attention would be paid to ensuring that the level of craft on show would be world class and relevant to the Decorex Joburg audience.

"As with all other design disciplines, craft needs to find a level at which it is sustainable. We aim to present a collection of craft that is unique, world class and a valuable addition to Decorex Joburg. With our commitment to stringent curation of the new-look craft exhibition and the support of the Decorex SA infrastructure, CRAFT Collective should be an opportunity for these exhibitors to introduce their work to the local and international commercial world."

For more info, sponsorship opportunities or to exhibit at CRAFT Collective, contact Princess Tsotetsi, Senior Project Manager, at or on 011 549 8300.

Decorex Joburg details

7 - 11 August 2013 - Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand
Hours: 10h00 - 18h00
Tickets: R85 for adults, R70 for pensioners and students, R10 for children U12
Trade days: Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th August (register online to gain access)
Visit www.decorex.co.za for more info
Facebook: Decorex SA
Twitter: @decorexSA
Decorex Joburg forms part of the Decorex SA portfolio and is owned by the Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group.
For more information visit www.decorex.co.za/t 011 549 8300

8 Nov 2012 10:10

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