SARCDA welcomes SA Craft Collective & Siyazisiza Trust

February 17, 2017

World class trade exhibition showcasing the latest in local and international gift toy, décor and design trends with over 170 exhibiting companies of which 30 exhibitors are brand new to the show.

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Sometimes we live among so much crafts and gifting options from the street traders and hawkers that we don’t genuinely invest time and energy into their processes and how they ensure their products are seen and ideally purchased on a daily basis. There are permits to apply for, transport to organise and often, the need to build up strength and drive on a consistent basis to get up everyday and share their offerings.

Fortunately for these individuals, as well as many other groupings of local designers of woodwork, steelwork and beadwork, amongst a vast variety of more, SARCDA exists to ensure they are seen and supported. Concentrating on SMMEs this year particularly, SARCDA welcomes The South African Craft Collective and The Siyazisiza Trust to showcase.

Ms Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development is proud to be supporting 30 SMME’S and cooperatives that will be re-entering the trade market at SARCDA International 2017 under the South African Craft Collective.

The Siyazisiza Trust (“We help one another”) is a non-profit development organisation committed to promoting craft enterprise development and food security in rural communities in South Africa. The Trust established five independent business entities to market and sell products hand-made by rural crafters.  All five have received extensive training and assistance in marketing, administration and financial management through The Siyazisiza Trust. Collectively the five marketing businesses work with approximately 300 rural crafters in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

SARCDA International 2017 took place between 9 to 12 March 2017. Find out more details on how it went here.

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