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Sustainable African luxury platform, WhatWeCherish in partnership with Path Nomad presents The Gift Gallery store

Path Nomad at 44 Stanley in partnership with sustainable African luxury platform WhatWeCherish, proudly presents The Gift Gallery, an immersive celebration of African lifestyle brands. The Gift Gallery offers a unique opportunity to discover and gift a loved one some of the most innovative home & lifestyle products by unique African artists and designers.

Discover a Design Gift Shop in Johannesburg. Step into a boutique space and experience the charm of a new gift shop in Johannesburg. Spanning a cozy 8m², The Gift Gallery may be small in size, but it's big on personality and purpose. This intimate setting creates an immersive shopping experience unlike any other, where every corner holds a treasure waiting to be discovered. Explore a comprehensive selection of high-quality design objects, from iconic classics to contemporary innovations by emerging designers.

A Showcase: The Gift Gallery isn't just a regular gift store; it’s a collective extravaganza, making it a must-visit destination for discerning shoppers and culture enthusiasts alike. With a curated selection of products from African lifestyle brands, this retail experience promises to captivate and inspire visitors looking for the perfect gift.

Meet the brands : Among the esteemed creatives are Dathonga Designs, Jewel Scents & Song, Nokware Skincare, ONEOFEACH, Suki Suki Naturals, ANOQI & The Herd, INLAND, and LULASCLAN. These visionary brands represent the best of creativity and innovation, offering products that inspire, empower, and enrich the lives of their customers (and makers).

1. Dathonga Designs (Mozambique): Founded by Marcia Nancy in 2003, Dathonga Designs seamlessly blends traditional African artisan techniques with fairtrade and contemporary design. Each handcrafted piece, born in the vibrant city of Inhambane, reflects the rich heritage of Mozambique's Tonga culture, employing the Sipatsi technique to stunning effect.

Image supplied: Dathonga Designs

2. Jewel Scents & Song (SA): Nombuso Mathibela, a cultural worker, writer, and educator, channels her passion for social justice and ecological awareness into Jewel Scents & Song. This South African brand not only offers unique sonic experiences but also serves as a platform for political art education and activism.

3. Nokware Skincare (Ghana): Inspired by ancestral wisdom and the natural bounty of Ghana, Nokware Skincare embodies a commitment to sustainability and empowerment. Co-founded by Tutuwa Ahwoi and Thato Tau in 2017, this brand celebrates Africa's beauty traditions while championing ethically sourced ingredients and women's cooperatives.

Image supplied: Nokware Skincare

4. ONEOFEACH (SA): Tamburai and Pauline Chirume, the dynamic mother-and-daughter duo behind ONEOFEACH, infuse modern design with ethnic prints from across Africa. Each handbag and accessory is a testament to their commitment to sustainability and empowerment, with only one item produced per style per size.

5. Suki Suki Naturals (SA): Linda Gieskes-Mwamba's cosmopolitan background inspires Suki Suki Naturals, a line of luxury beauty care products crafted with natural ingredients sourced from South Africa. Embracing harm-free practices, this brand reflects Linda's dedication to holistic beauty and environmental stewardship.

6. ANOQI & The Herd (SA): Paying homage to Nguni cultural groups, Anokhi & The Herd collaborates with female artisans in rural South Africa to create contemporary jewelry pieces. Rooted in tradition and meaningful communication, each design tells a story of heritage and resilience.

7. INLAND (SA): Established in 2020 by artists Brett Rubin and Io Makandal, Inland is a design collective based in Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in the fabrication and sourcing of art glass, unique mirrors, earthenware, and ceramics.

Image supplied: INLAND

8. LULASCLAN (SA): Decor & Textile Creative Consultancy, inspired by New-African design. Celebrating Culture, Preserving Heritage through functional design and products.

Image supplied: LULASCLAN

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