Creativity with Colour

When you buy a product, what do you think about when making your choice? Colour, quality, does it fit the need/function……? These are some of the things crafters need to take into account when they are making products to sell. Let’s focus on COLOUR: Colours trend. Just as people, products, clothing etc. are in vogue so certain colours are ‘in’ for that season. It is important for crafters to be aware of local and global trends.     Colours can also either complement each other o...
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Co-operative

What does the word Co-operative mean for you? The dictionary defines a Co-operative as ‘a farm, business, or other organization which is owned and run jointly by its members, who share the profits or benefits.’ We are exploring what a co-operative shop could possibly look like and putting a Business Model together. We have the basic structure on which to build so now for the details. The leaders of the NPOs will be meeting in August to brainstorm, discuss and decide on the more detailed aspect...
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A Co-operative shop

Over the past few months we have gathered together a group of NPO leaders who empower crafters in their local community through training and mentorship. One of the needs identified has been to have more permanent places to sell their products. Out of this discussion the group decided to begin the process of opening a co-operative shop. The group met together to identify our mission and aims. We shared what we do, where we do it and why we do it. This discussion led to the following mission and ...
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Shop

Over the past few years Soul Action, working together with Grace Family Church, have organised the Hope Market. This is a non-profit, community development initiative that seeks to offer opportunities to emerging business men and women to generate income and learn from the basic business experience of selling their home-made, hand-made or crafted products. This market only takes place once a year. NPOs and entrepreneurs need more consistent and regular places to sell their craft. We have been g...
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