On occasions such as Valentine’s Day it is easy overlook South African brands, when looking to buy a gift for your African Queen. This article contains some of the South African brands to consider this Valentine’s Day. The brands offer quality products that will make your lady feel extra special. It also important to note that, by buying locally produced products we are boosting the South African economy. Therefore by making a purchase, not only will your lady be happy but you will be making a meaningful contribution addressing some of the economic challenges of this country. (It doesn’t sound romantic, right? But it’s true). Below are the five brands to consider:
- Nto Zinhle
Nto Zinhle means “beautiful things” in isiZulu. This brand makes stunning African accessories for women. Their catalogue includes earings, leather belts, neckpieces and bags. If the woman in your life is a liker of all things beautiful, Nto Zinhle will definitely win her heart this Valentine’s Day. Their shop is located at Vilakazi Street, Soweto. However you may also shop online via ntozinhleaccessorise.co.za.
- Keke Beads
This brand is for the woman that oozes with confidence, knows her style, not too shy but wants to stand out from the rest. If your better-half embodies these characteristics, then Keke Beads is a definite winner. The brand uses bright colours to illustrate the vibrant, colourful and diversity of South Africa. You may checkout their products on Instagram @KekeBeads and to make a purchase email Keke on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Era by DJ Zinhle
If your lady loves beautiful watches and DJ Zinhle then look no further than Era by DJ Zinhle for her Valentine’s Day gift. This dynamic brand produces stylish watches and accessories for her. The brand has a home in Newtown Junction, Johannesburg and their products are also available at selected Legit Stores across the country. You may also shop online via djzinhle.com.
- Signature Restaurant
As the famous quote by Maya Angelo goes “people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. If you are that guy wants to give your lady a unique experience or looking for a place to wine and dine. Signature Restaurant may be the best option for you. The restaurant boasts an exquisite lunch and dinner menu, with a local and international wine menu for even the most discerning palate. You may visit either one of their two outlets; Morningside, Johannesburg and Brooklyn, Tshwane. Make that reservation now!
Pichulik is a bespoke range of accessories designed by Katherine-Mary Pichulik. Each piece is handcrafted in Cape Town using locally manufactured ropes and interesting found materials. The brand draws its inspiration from African and middle Eastern ornamentation. If your woman is bold and courageous, Pichulik is the brand to consider. You may shop online via pichulik.com or visit their store at 44 Stanley, Milpark, Johanesburg and Watershed, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Now that you know what your options are. Go ahead and get that perfect gift for your African Godess. If you have other local brands in mind, please leave a comment below. And if you like this article, please SHARE IT! Do get in touch with @PatOnBrands on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.