Eston: Women weaving success

2008-11-11 00:00

Pictured celebrating the establishment of Wild ’n Wooly Weavery, a new Eston-based women’s empowerment business, are (from left) Cecilia Gcabashe, Jean Keyser, Kandy Dzanibe, Regina Maidi, Sylvia Mthethwa, Sandy Briggs and Emelda Mbambo.

The business was originally started in 1990 in Dullstroom and products were exported to major clients, including Ralph Lauren in New York and El Corte Inglés in Europe.

Wild ’n Wooly Weavery produces exclusive pure cotton and mohair products, including travel rugs, cotton mats, blankets and throws, to order. All the products are hand-woven by local women.

“By educating and empowering our employees, we hope to benefit their families and the future of our country,” said Briggs.

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