Cavendish Square in Claremont is certainly going to be a hub for craft and creative goods this weekend. In addition to the lovely Made in the Cape Market (a bumper Christmas edition), the centre will also be hosting the Pashasha Popup Market:

Nineteen craft producers from throughout the peninsula are taking part in the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s (CCDI) Pashasha (isiXhosa for stylish, spot-on) shop in Cavendish Square from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2012.
The product range includes ceramics, children’s toys, jewellery (including crocheted jewellery and pendants made of ceramic and shell), leather products and much more.
The craft producers are all taking part in a CCDI Retail Readiness programme. The 10-day workshop cluster, requiring nearly two months’ commitment, takes participants through brand development, effective business communication, packaging and merchandising, and developing a price list.
The programme ends with a pop-up shop that gives participants an opportunity to apply their newfound skills. Whereas previous shops were set up in the CCDI Creative Enterprise Training Unit in The Fringe, Cavendish Square management has given approval for sales in the upmarket centre.  (more info)

I’m tend to avoid malls, generally, but the selection at the Made in the Cape Market really is very good, and I’m definitely keen to see what the Pashasha Popup Market participants have created after their time with the Cape Craft and Design Institute.

Pashasha Popup Market – Event Details:

When:  Friday 30 November – Sunday 2 December 2012.
Where: Cavendish Square, Claremont
Contact: Cape Craft and Design Institute| 021 461 4696 (ext 301) | | visit 2nd Floor Harrington House, 37 Barrack Street, Cape Town.

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