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we heart cloth and print

Many, many, many moons ago, we attended a creative coffee morning and this is where we met Megan Smith for the first time. It’s so great to see how Megan has channelled her creative energy and talent and poured it into her new business, Cloth and Print, which she launched six months ago. We just love the design aesthetic of this brand. Read on to find out more about it…

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Tell us how Cloth and Print came about
I adore beautiful fabric and have a passion for print. My background is in Textile Design and over the years I have been eager to create my own handprinted collection but have parked it on the back burner until the time was right. I think the real catalyst to begin Cloth and Print came after a creative trip to Jaipur, India in 2014. Being so close to the historic craft of block-printing and being immersed in a culture rich in textiles gave me the impetus to lay the cornerstone of my dream to create my own textile collection. The name Cloth and Print simply expresses my love for fabric and my joy for print… where these two concepts meet, one repeat at a time. 

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I feel inspired by so many little things we find around us. Recently, I found myself mesmerised by the rather arbitrary shadows thrown by roadside retainer blocks, thinking what a great print it would make! But more often that not, I’m drawn to the natural beauty of our surroundings, flowers in particular are a source of inspiration to my work. I find that travel is a wonderful eye-opener especially when we allow ourselves to learn from people around the globe and the creative process they follow. It shakes us out of our comfort zone and broadens our perspective.

Where can we find your products?
Cloth and Print has an online shop where all the products are available, both ready-made and custom orders. I also supply Fabricate in Gardens Centre with most of the purses and bags from the range.

What are your favourite items to date?
I absolutely adore the Clutch & Cover bag which is both fabulous and functional! With a handmade leather wrist strap and available in two sizes, it can be used as a beautiful clutch for a night on the town or an iPad cover during the day.

In just a sentence, tell us what Cloth and Print means to you
Our lives are made up of memories, and Cloth and Print is the curated cultural recollections of my life told in the manner of pattern and print.

And to celebrate the beauty of Cloth and Print, Megan is giving away a tote bag worth R350 to one lucky reader. Simply like Cloth and Print on Facebook here and tell us you’ve done so in the comments below 🙂

Support local, get shopping at Cloth and Print!

— Liza

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macrame love

Last month I bought this very rad macrame plant hanger from Superbalist. I loved the idea of it but then once it arrived I wasn’t sure which plant to hang in it or even where to hang it at all.

I gathered some inspiration from Pinterest, finally made it down to the nursery to get a nice fern with lots of ‘spillage’ and then this weekend, we found the perfect place for it… the kids’ bathroom. I know you might find that weird but we have put plants all over the house – lounge, kitchen, our bedroom, kids bedrooms and playroom, so the bathroom seemed the perfect fit. The more plants in this house, the better!

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And here’s what our macrame hanger looks like in the bathroom… what do you think? I like!

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— Liza

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curate gallery shop

I’ve driven past Curate in Wynberg countless times, but have never stopped to go inside. Thankfully, breakfast with a friend at Four and Twenty last week turned into a browsing session in the area, where she introduced me to the wonder of this store. It’s filled with beautiful art, jewellery, gadgets, children’s toys and decor, books, kitchenware and more. I’m itching to go back!

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— Liza

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