— Local Is Lekker ZA Shop
Welcome to Local is Lekker ZA.
The ultimate platform for brilliant local artisans, African craftspeople, and small businesses to showcase and sell their exceptional handmade goods.
Our carefully curated collection features a wide range of products, including sheepskin slippers, vellies, veldskoen, handwoven baskets, mohair scarves, mohair blankets, kid mohair silk shawls, kid mohair scarves the Big Five plushies, Corporate Gifts, beach towels, picnic blankets, memory cards, socks, wildlife books by talented South African authors, educational 3D, Sensory Toys, wooden outdoor toddler toys, eco-friendly skin products, eco-frinedly products, natural soaps, natural oils for men’s grooming care and tableware. By providing a platform for these local artisans, we aim to promote the essence of “Local is Lekker ZA” and encourage everyone to support and uplift our homegrown talent.
The term “artisan” derives from French origins, referring to skilled craft workers who meticulously create items by hand. These artisans are known for their creativity, imagination, and purposeful approach to their craft. At Local Is Lekker ZA, we have forged friendships, formed collaborations, and diligently sourced beautifully handcrafted products of the highest quality.
Our journey began shortly after South Africa’s hard lockdown in 2020 when we welcomed Gift, Dumi, and Ernest as apprentice craftsmen. With Charlene, director of Charlie G Designs, and Melanie, director of Gosmic Designs & Development, both bringing their creative backgrounds to the table, the synergy was palpable from the start. Our fascination with textiles, particularly weaving, has been a driving force behind our business. Weaving is a specialized trade that can be passed down through generations, and we take pride in sharing our enthusiasm with others. That’s why we invite you to visit our shop at Prison Break Market, where you can witness the artistry and craftsmanship firsthand.
From humble beginnings working out of a garage, we have achieved remarkable growth and now operate a high-end store in the prestigious Prison Break market within a span of just two years. Our dedication to excellence has been recognized through the prestigious Mohair Mark, making us a proud member of the Mohair South Africa family. This symbol assures customers that our products only incorporate the finest Mohair Fibre, reflecting our commitment to quality and authenticity.
At Local is Lekker ZA, our core values revolve around empowering people, creating job opportunities, showcasing African talent, supporting small businesses, and promoting high-quality products. We firmly believe that by standing together and supporting one another, we can transform our country into a vibrant hub of talent and creativity. “Local is Lekker” is a phrase deeply rooted in South African culture, expressing the belief that homegrown products are often the best. We are passionate about fostering a “go local, support local” mindset, not only to benefit our country but to uplift Africa as a whole.
Are you an artisan or a small local business looking to expand your reach? We welcome you to join our Local Is Lekker online store and showcase your exceptional products. While we have a physical presence in our brick-and-mortar store in Midrand, our primary focus is our online platform, allowing you to connect with customers nationwide. Additionally, we understand that not everyone has access to a computer or the technical know-how to upload their products, so we offer storage options for those in need. This ensures that every talented individual has an equal opportunity to participate and thrive in our community.
Join Our Team at Local is Lekker ZA and be part of the movement to support local artisans, celebrate African creativity, and contribute to the growth of our nation and continent. Together, we can make a difference!
Let’s help Africa to go local!
You can visit our Local is Lekker ZA physical store which is located in Midrand, South Africa. We welcome customers to visit us and explore the exquisite handcrafted products in person. Please check our website or social media platforms for the store’s address and opening hours.