Ignite Design is inspired by the many craft producers of KwaZulu-Natal who infuse each handmade item with creative pride, lively enthusiasm, many hours of time and the dream of a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families.
originator of the decorative piece that inspired the Langazela Collection, is a master crafter from Umzinyathi district, where Zulu craft thrives. Here women still make clay pots, sew traditional attire for women and men, and make decorative pieces using beads.
from rural Ndwedwe on the outskirts of Durban, heads a thriving craft group who produce traditional wedding accessories as well as the beaded jewellery and accessories found in the WOWZULU Collection. The group gathers to work at MaMtshali’s home on the hillside above Inanda Dam.
a mother of four from the Umkhanyakude district, acquired her craft skills from generations that came before her. “I’m inspired by mothers, our craft group, Siphumelele, and my community, KwaHlabisa eMakhowa. I’m surrounded by beauty."