Mielie is passionate about innovative and exceptional design, job creation and the environment. This socially responsible handcraft company was founded by designer Adri Schutz in 2002 and operates according to fair trade principles. It provides sustainable employment for 50 experienced craft artists from the greater Cape Town area, allowing them to work from home and start their own businesses tropical inflatable water slide.
Mielie’s bright, off-beat products are woven from reclaimed pre-consumer textile waste strips from local T-shirt factories, employing a unique combination of traditional fibre-based craft techniques. The finishes on these fashionable products are also locally produced. Mielie specialises in home décor pieces such as rugs, ottomans and cushions, as well as handbags, carry cases and other accessories.