Hands Design Collective is an amazing home-grown organisation that empowers local creative crafters to produce, showcase and sell their products. They have a lovely shop studio space in Woodmill Lane where most of the magic happens.

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This awesome collective believes in empowering and supporting local designers and crafters from around the Garden Route. Their shop is awe-inspiring and you get a true sense of creativity when entering.

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Sarah and Lauren, founding partners, decided to open up shop in Woodmill Lane as the shop would be more than just a shop. Laura feels that there needs to be a strong sense of community with a feel of heritage that would tap in nicely with the brand. Woodmill Lane is just the right location, because of its rich Knysna history with the shop having large double volume ceiling space and old authentic windows. Crafters work and produce in the shop, creating a studio feel. When you give them a visit you will see them hard at work to produce only the best quality creative products.

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Products range from pillows, bags and aprons to beautiful little illustrated canvases. You will see gorgeous vintage suitcases for sale. Ceramics can be purchased with delicate figurines or crafted pattern work.

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Give Hands Design a visit to get inspired to create your own line of products or to simply purchase an item that would give your home or room that extra creative flair.

Hands Design Collective have since moved location. Find them here:

Hands Design Collective Shop
Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre
(Visible from the Main Road, opposite the Traffic Department)
Knysna

082 941 1118
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 9am – 2pm

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Ricardo L. van Lingen
Ricardo is a qualified graphic designer and a self-taught artist, photographer, web designer, ink illustrator and avocado grower. He is a born creative and able to master and bend any medium to his will. With high energy and passion, Ricardo is at his happiest when challenged with new creative projects.