17 August 2017
Carole had a great time with the Expresso team last week, she was interviewed by the lovely Leanne Williams on SABC3.
Click on the link to watch the full interview. https://youtu.be/diw61qfL9Ho
Before Carole left for Spain she worked on a few new hand-printed tribal ranges, we are launching the Elephant Stripe this week, so enjoy 25% off this selected range for the month of August. The Elephant Stripe is available in 6 different colourways, my favourite is the Turquoise Sky. The other colourways are Charcoal Grey, China Blue, Dessert Pink, Citrus Chartreuse and Slate Sky. This design is available to purchase by the metre and we have also made up a small selection of cushion covers, table runners and a lovely new styled shopping bag. This month you can only purchase these items from our online store, they will be available at our Waterfront and CBD stores next month.
Our Elephant Stripe design works very well with our other hand-printed designs, I especially love the combination of these cushion covers.
If you would like to receive some fabric cuttings/swatches to help you decide which colour pallet you would like to order online, email Lisa at email@example.com and she will gladly assist you.
(You will not have to pay for the small cuttings only for the postage)
I have just returned from Johannesburg after exhibiting at 100% Design South Africa (Decorex) which was awesome. It was lovely being part of the fabric and wallpaper gallery.
Click the link to view gallery:
Can you believe we are in the middle of August already? We are in full
swing printing Sway’s summer collection.
Our team has great fun with Sways orders.We will also be stocking their summer clothing ranges in our stores from Oct-17.
For those of you who have haven’t already noticed, we have a new fresh WEBSITE using the latest technology! To celebrate our new site we are giving you a gift voucher to the Value of R200 for the month of Aug-17
(Simply spend more than R500 and enter the CODE: NEW and you will receive the R200 discount off your purchase)
Till next time!
03 August 2017
Hello Friends! I trust this finds you happy and well! The new Cape Town CBD store preparations are going well and we are having great fun up-cycling our collection of (dare I say it junk and bits and pieces of furniture). We have achieved some stunning results and we hope that when you visit the store you too will be inspired to keep as much as possible out of landfill, and work with the resources that you already have.There is such a sense of achievement in taking something that is battered and ugly and transforming it into something that is not only useful but beautiful and fashionable! If you are interested in doing an up-cycling workshop, drop us a line and we will organize a group at our factory, using old furniture, chalk paint and our textiles.
Here is Davis doing a makeover with my late Grans old vintage kitchen cupboard for our new store. I think we will be creating a warm and fun space!
Carole has been hard at work and has completed a selection of patterns in time for 100% Design JHB here is a sneak preview.
We will exhibiting at 100% DESIGN at DECOREX JHB in the Fabric and Wallpaper Gallery.
DATE: 9th to the 13th of AUGUST 2017
Hall 1 – Gallagher Estate Midrand
I will personally be at the show and I am sure that talented Cathy O’Clery will wow us all once again with her excellent taste and spot-on textile collections. I will bring some hangers of our new designs, so please pop-over to check them out, say hello and have a chat.
I am certainly looking forward to a stimulating and inspiring show as well as the opportunity to meeting some of our loyal friends and to making new ones.
For more information you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0829683004,
27 July 2017
Hello to all our friends from beautiful Cape Town. We are relieved to have had some heavy rain and are hoping for lots more as we are in the midst of an unprecedented drought! The great thing about winter is that everything seems to shut down and this gives wonderful opportunities for creating the new. Lots and lots is happening at Carole Nevin Designs, a biggie for us is that we are opening a new store in the Cape Town CBD and we are very, very excited with the opportunity of having a much larger space where we can showcase many more of our products including upholstered furniture, curtaining, bed linen and new accessories etc.
We are equally delighted that our landlord is the Central Methodist Mission which does so much good work especially with the previously disadvantaged community in central Cape Town some of whom were dispossessed by the old regime. So we indirectly become part of this good work and this wonderful community.
The new CBD store is 2 minutes walk from famous Green Market Square, where Carole began selling her products at the market 23 years ago, so we are returning to our roots in a downtown that has become more dynamic and international over the years. The store is also near the Central Methodist Church which is one of the oldest, prettiest churches in Cape Town.
We will keep you posted… Many of our clients are tourists who are looking for local crafted products however, don’t forget we also design and print contemporary textiles which we sell directly to you from our factory, online, via our international stockist but soon ALL our fabrics will be available at our CBD shop (At great prices).
We also took this slower period to do a big shake up in the factory and created a more spacious, brighter Design Studio for Carole and Michelle to work from, we also have a new enlarged Marketing office as well as Board Room. (Please do visit!)
Carole has been working furiously on new designs so when she goes to Spain in Aug-17, she leaves us with exciting new products. Carole will be continuing her permaculture and design projects in Spain and I am sure she will share some of her experiences with you.
Just to add some brightness to the chilly Cape winter we have mixed up the hottest African colours that we could imagine and are happy to present our NEW Burnt African Sun colourway (by the way, the gorgeous model you see is Onele, the talented lady responsible for cutting fabric and cushions in our factory).
If you are in the northern hemisphere and nostalgic for the generosity, vibrancy and ready smile of Africa do yourself a favour get something in this gorgeous fabric.
Take advantage of the 40% off one week only!
Our next late night shopping and canapé event will be on the 7th of September at our New CBD Store – More information will be sent out closer to the time.
Till next time!
19 July 2017
Our favourite ONLINE WINTER Sale of the Year is now ON! Less 50% on
ALL our Fabrics and Table Linen for 1 week only. Simply use the Voucher Code WINTERSALE @ checkout.
Online offer ends on the 23rd of July.
We also have a huge selection of items on SALE at our V&A Waterfront Store.
Hurry while stocks last.
Till next time!
05 July 2017
We have added gorgeous new beaded penguins from Monkeybizz to our online store (available at our V&A Waterfront store for those in Cape Town). We also have a promotion on our lovely, bright and happy cape iconic tea towels to brighten up this very cold week! You can purchase any 3 and you will receive a FREE Bo-Kaap tea towel.
We have lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes: Carole, after her trip to Spain and France, is at work on exciting new designs; a major WEBSITE upgrade is underway and a NEW Carole Nevin Store is to be opened in the Cape Town CBD… more will be revealed over the next few weeks.