Bring on 2018; we are all for new beginnings and the opportunities that come with them.
New Year, New Showroom.
We have finally completed our showroom including a by appointment factory shop creating the perfect place to meet our local and international clients. The handcrafting aspect of our product is a focal point that we like to celebrate, and the entrance of our factory has transformed into a semi-enclosed area with views of the facility and the artisans. Beautiful views of the Cape Town harbour framed by a fresh coat of paint in an authentic factory setting, make for a unique visiting experience. A short walk over the road takes you to Baseline coffee, my favourite roasters in Cape Town.
New Leather Range.
Gucci ‘s CEO Marco Bizzarri announced the Italian brand would remove fur from all its collections as of spring/summer 2018, and at Rarity, we are responding to the growing anti-fur movement by creating a Leather Range.
Rarity Springbok hides are not furs; they are hair on hide game skins, but we cannot ignore the fact that the unethical treatment of animals is still prevalent in the fur industry, and that socially minded consumers would like the Rarity signature look in natural leather. Our Hair on hide is ethically sourced and responsibly tanned. The antelope are free roaming in the African bush and not farmed for the pelts. Rarity uses these springbok hides as a response to the wasteful burning of pelts after animal control programs have taken place and as a celebration of our heritage of unique natural materials.
Development by Design February 22 – Sunday, February 25, 2018, Will showcase 40 South African Design lead companies to international and local buyers. The opening event, hosted by the Dutch Consulate will be in association with the CDI, Design Indaba, and the Dutch consulate. Rarity will also have an American buyer contingent visit us with SAFLEC, and we are we be hosting them in our factory showcasing our manufacturing processes and fostering international partnerships.
Thank you to all our clients.
We look forward to sharing 2018 with all our clients. Old and New clients Thank you from all of us at Rarity for your support in 2017. Our New feather range will be available in the new year in five great colours, and we hope to have another great year with you all.