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Meet the maker: Design by Nats

Meet the maker: Design by Nats

This week the spotlight is on Design by Nats & we sat down with Natalie, owner and founder. Read on for the story of the makers of beautiful scatter cushions with the most beautiful fabric, mirrors, hooks and more! 

Q: Who is Design By Nats?

A: Founded by Natalie the owner who is passionate about Decor and Designing new things reflecting a love for Africa and nature.

Q: What was the idea behind your brand?

A: Draw attention to beautiful fabrics that can enhance homes, lodges and guesthouses. Through colour, nature and African inspired in a more modern contemporary way.

Q: How many people work for you? 

A: At this stage only myself. Which means I do all the sewing, admin, marketing, buying etc. My goal is for my business to grow so I can employ and train someone to assist me and hopefully grow even more from there. I'm also at the stage where I need to look into buying industrial machines. 

It was just before Covid hit that I was getting to the position to look at employing someone. Of course now with everything so unstable I have had to continue doing everything myself. I'm also very particular about the quality of the workmanship of every item. 

Q: What to you is the best thing about selling on Knus? 

A: What is great about Knus is that they are all about supporting Local and are amazing with marketing. Just by going on their website gives you a very professional feel and a lot of work has gone into making it look current which I feel helps give my brand status. Also because they have so many followers it gives my brand a lot more exposure. 

Q: How would you say it has impacted your business selling through KNUS? 

A: I think it has played a huge role in elevating my brand. 

Q: Why would you say it is important for customers to support local? 

A: If everyone supported local the local brands could really grow and improve. Like in my case, growth means more job opportunity/employment. It actually has an amazing ripple effect. The more local is supported the more suppliers are supported etc. 

Browse their entire collection here 

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