A short inspiring video about Kaross and its people and how the purchase of just one product from our online store can make a difference to an entire community.
The story of Mavis Nkuna personifies the power of celebrating small victories.
How can a rural woman, with limited opportunities, build a future and achieve a long term goal? By doing what her hands find to do.
The Portrait of Maria Mhlongo, one of the wonderful embroiderers involved in making Kaross magic. This piece had been chosen as part of the Top100 portraits of the Sanlam Portait Awards 2017. This is an absolutely amazing achievement, we are so proud of the work! More photos of her work can be viewed on the Rust-en-Vrede Facebook page. Maria's work can also be purchased directly via our online shop
The Kaross embroiderers are so good at what they do, so quietly confident in their demeanour as they carefully hand-embroider every single stitch that goes into Kaross’ functional art pieces, that they actually make it look easy. The opposite is in fact true – Kaross’ products require a lot of skill, involving ability, creativity and precision in large measures.
Our second Lion Hunt cloth has just been released, a work of art designed by Ephas Mathebula and hand-embroidered by Elisa Manyama
We are proud to release the second 1x1.8m artwork in the Lion Hunt collection, which will be a limited edition of 5 cloths in total. This follows on from the first Lion Hunt cloth featured in August 2016, which was embroidered by Sylvia Khubayi and was sold shortly after its release.