Peek is a fantastic initiative put together by the CCDI (Cape Craft & Design Institute) and proudly sponsored by the South African Department of Small Business Development. They’ve created a platform where local businesses can showcase their products for free! The only requirement is that you’re a member of the CCDI which makes sense anyway as they offer so many perks and benefits to small creative enterprises. No trade happens on the website but potential buyers are given all the relevant contact details.
Businesses can upload their own imagery and so I do feel that the look of the website is a bit disjointed. I’m hoping that in the future there will be more guidance in uploading the correct type of imagery and that the site will be more curated. I do think it’s a great opportunity and would encourage small local businesses to sign up especially if you don’t yet have a website of your own.
It’s also a great way to discover local brands. I had a browse around and noticed a number of brands that I already know but happily discovered a few fabulous new ones…
Obtuse Jewellery – love their Domed earrings and rings
Gold Bottom – striking African planters
Chameleon Goods – beautiful leather handbags with ethnic fabrics
WAZ Outdoor – stylish pool to patio outdoor loungers which are beautifully buoyant & stable while in water, and cannot deflate. These look heavenly!
We All Share Roots – bags & clutches with an African flair, handmade in Cape Town
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