The time has come for Cape Town to celebrate makers, innovators and technologists instead of just a mountain, wine and other holiday destinations. Cape Town is home to the most innovative creators and makers in Africa. Imiso – ceramics company by Zizipho Poswa and Andile Dyalvane , BlueCollarWhitecollar – designer shirts company by Paul van der Spuy and Adrian Heneke, Iyeza Express – medicine delivery service by Sizwe Nzima are just some of the products and services that are Made in Cape Town.
Inspired by these products and services, together with their makers, the MadeInCapeTown.org online platform (currently under development) seeks to promote Cape Town products and services together with their entrepreneurial makers online.
The website is designed to showcase various products and services that are developed in Cape Town.
Each product or service that participates in the project will carry a mark that will indicate that it is Made In Cape Town together with a web address linking back to a page about the product. The product page will provide information about the product and its maker. This will allow buyers and users of the products and services to be better informed about the products they buy and services they use.
Products and services that will be featured on the online platform will be expected to subscribe to a standard that will ensure quality. A diverse task team will oversee the process of selecting qualifying products and services to be added to the online platform. The makers of products and services will also attend a series of workshops where the principles and standards will be discussed.
The workshops are conducted by a leading international designer and innovator, Pio Barone who will be visiting as part of the World Design Capital 2014 – Made In Cape Town project.
The first workshops were conducted on the 25th and 26th March 2014 and hosted by Kaya Labs at Woodstock Exchange.
More workshops will be conducted throughout 2014.
For more information visit: www.madeincapetown.org