Hello Pretty is a unique online market. Here artists, craftspeople and designers can share their work and sell their goods to potential buyers from across the country. You are guaranteed to get original, authentic products from its over 1 800 individual designers. Plus, Hello Pretty benefits small local businesses. To date the initiative has fed over R8-million into the South African economy through its website.
As the cold weather rolls in, take a peak into Hello Pretty’s stock. They have everything from clothing, to home decor, jewellery and kids toys. Here are our top picks from their current collections:
Now, we all know just how unpredictable Joburg winter weather can be. While it may feel below freezing before the sun rises, by midday we are rolling up our shirt sleeves to catch a breeze. The solution – layer up! Hello Pretty is your one-stop shop for great T-shirts this winter. Their marketers sell everything from graphic tees to hand-knitted tops and shawls. Our favourite is this Stevie Nicks t-shirt by Mermaids & Monsters. While it is a tad pricey at *R350, the detail in the print makes it worth spending a little extra. Pair it with cropped denim jeans and a warm jacket, and you’re good to go.
Jewellery & Accessories
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Get ahead of the game by checking out Hello Pretty’s range of men’s accessories. Dad’s are easy enough to shop for, right? All they really want is to be left in peace on their special day anyway. Get your dad something that says ‘I love you, dad’, without being overstated, like this Wrap Around Watch from Bamboo Revolution. Or, gift Dad with a leather belt sold by Wanderer Handcrafted Leather. This is the kind of gift that will last him a good long while, so it’s worth the investment.
Home & Decor
Does your home decor need sprucing up? Give your living space an update before winter hits. It could be just what you need. Thankfully, many of Hello Pretty’s skilled marketers specialise in furniture, decor and even fine art. We simple adore this quirky wood bar cabinet by HP Woodcraft. This piece can be custom designed to fit your space and storage needs. Contact HP Woodcraft via the Hello Pretty website to order your custom-made furniture.
Food & Drink
Wintertime is the season for warming teas, rich coffees and sweet treats. Hello Pretty’s sellers have just what you need to help you get through the cold. Tea lovers, check out Lady of the Herbs range of calming teas. They offer a tea to wake you up, a tea to put you into a restful sleep, and a tea to soothe aches and pains. Sounds like a comprehensive winter survival kit, if you ask us.
If you are more of a coffee connoisseur, don’t fret. The Java Box have got you covered. They offer a bi-monthly coffee and sweets goodie box priced at only *R300! You will receive a box filled with two to three bags of 250g of the best-handpicked coffee from an award-winning roastery. You will also get a free gift, as well as something sweet. Winter is the ideal time to indulge after all.
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By Tarryn Jameson