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Meet the maker: Velt

Meet the maker: Velt

Est. 2017, Cape Town, Western Cape

Who is VELT ?

VELT Designs creates artworks with a contemporary and more modern take on preserving flowers & plants. Their hand soldered brass frames outlines their locally sourced flowers and foliage. They have a full range of botanical inspired artworks and each piece is handmade and unique.

What was the idea behind your brand? 

VELT provides a range of locally handmade products and a few unique services. It rides off a bigger dream, (which is taking shape) – to help save our African wildlife and spread the message to protect the natural world as a whole.

We are based primarily in Cape Town, but often travel around Africa and occasionally overseas for projects & personal inspiration. We have created artworks for some of Africa’s top luxury bush lodges to beautiful homes by the beach. From wedding bouquets to funeral and plants have a spiritual connection with people and most celebrations revolve around flowers & plants. VELT feels strongly about employing local craftsmen and supports a local man called Sibusiso Dube. We hope to expand our team and provide other artists with an income. Our workshop/studio is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

How many people work for you? 

Only 2 for now.

What is your creative process that inspires you to create what you do?

Being based in nature, working with natural materials and inspiring others to appreciate our natural world.

What are your best sellers?

Our round frames from all the collections.

What is YOUR favourite product of your collection?

The seaweeds and orchids

What to you is the best thing about selling on KNUS?

The marketing, organisation and large reach in customers, the fact that they support small to medium sized local brands.

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

A bigger reach and fantastic team to work with.

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

It creates a local market and supports our local economy, and is far less impactful on our environment.