A show-stopping new collection of Gone Rural’s contemporary homeware launched this month in London, with a showcase at Habitat’s Platform Gallery and new online collection through Shake the Dust.
A design pioneer in African handicraft, Gone Rural weaves together communities in rural Swaziland. Dedicated to creating sustainable employment and entrepreneurship, Gone Rural provides home-based work for over 750 women.
Redefining the age-old Swazi traditions of grass plaiting and weaving, bales of lutindzi grass are delivered to local women to hand weave into vibrant home accessories, enabling them to generate income whilst continuing subsistence farming and caring for their families. Purchases also help support Gone Rural boMake, a non-profit organisation supporting Gone Rural communities with health, education and empowerment projects.
Shake the Dust is proud to announce a new partnership with Gone Rural as their official online retailer, launching initially with products from The Bonakele Collection, The Fluoro Series and the mainline GR Collection.
Visitors to Habitat’s 1st floor gallery on Kings Road will be able to see the entire ‘Song of the Weaver’ Collection by Gone Rural until 28th April. For all sales enquiries about the exhibition pieces or the online collection please contact Kathy Shenoy at Shake the Dust.