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Something Good Studio is a fresh, Proudly SA art collab.

We are celebrating local artistry by collaborating with SA talent,
curating iconic art pieces to be woven into a beautiful and versatile blanket/throw.

Together with our collaborating all-girl illustrators / artists, we have created a bespoke range of playful, limited edition blankets, to be exhibited and sold worldwide, for use in the home, for picnics, sunning on the beach or to hang on the wall as art.
Each art piece represents a deeper, happy & hopeful meaning, and the user should be mindful of what each blanket represents.

The core of Something Good Studio is rooted in South Africa,
and every aspect of the brand reflects that, with a contemporary twist.
Ethically produced in Cape Town, supporting & celebrating local craftsmanship, using fibers sourced from local farmers.

Something Good Studio launched at No End Art Gallery in April 2018,
and since walked away with The Best Surface Design Award at 100% Design in August 2018.

The first range of 6 jacquard woven artworks were created in collaboration with;
Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Fran Labuschagne, Renee Rossouw, Janet Lightbody, Tammy Joubert & an in-house design by SMTNG GOOD.

In Nov 2018, we’ve launched new Liquorice-inspired hand stitched blanket collection created in collaboration with Serati Ltd.
A range created with the intent of evoking the spirit of love, joy, peace and nostalgia. Each style is entirely unique with only a few editions available to order.

By purchasing a blanket, you are supporting women in the South African arts & crafts industry, uplifting a small up-and-coming business as well as local manufacturing.

 

The concept of Something Good Studio started taking shape for Johannesburg based Product Developer, Zydia Botes, in the Summer of 2017.

She had always dreamed of becoming a successful Entrepreneur whilst expressing her own sense of style,
vision and aesthetic, with a social responsibility give-back. So she got to work and began approaching a few of her favourite South African woman illustrators to become part of the project.

Finding a suitable manufacturer in South Africa proved to be the most challenging part of the process as skills and resources in South Africa is very limited in the jacquard manufacturing industry.
Zydia finally partnered with a manufacturer based in Cape Town who shared her vision of creating ethically produced pieces in small runs with a focus on sustainability, quality and craftmanship whilst minimising waste.

What started as a project of self expression grew to be the first season of Something Good Studio’s 100% cotton, jacquard woven artist-designed blanket range.

 

Something Good Studio’s mission is to do good in all things, to do as much good as possible, as often as possible.

We create product with intention, Proudly South African textile pieces with a modern global aesthetic that will add personality and character to any space.

Each piece is crafted from scratch in South Africa – from the harvesting and dying of predominantly cotton yarn, to intricate jacquard weaving techniques, all the way through to the hand-stitched embroidery and packaging phase, created with sustainable resources.

While the purpose of Something Good Studio is to create innovative and high-end textile pieces, its mission is to help artisan women in our country to generate sustainable income whilst investing in South African resources and simultaneously growing the economy.
A percentage of all sales are payable to the relevant artists on a royalty based agreement, in essence we are growing together.

We believe in the power of collaborations, we connect with the people behind our creations to embrace their specialised skills and to share their creative journey.

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” Ecclesiastes 4:9

 

PRJCT: GOOD

By 2020 we will create a sub-division within Something Good Studio,
a Non-Profit organisation named PRJCT: GOOD.

A huge part of our vision is to create a range of charity blankets by means of sponsorship – to be handed to anybody & everybody in need; both humans and animals.
A blanket is a basic necessity during cold & rainy months, a necessity that so many are without.
Even though there are many charity blanket runs, we think bigger.

We offer a personalised service where our collaborative partner has the option of weaving either their logo, an artwork or a statement into the design, to create awareness for their cause.

By sponsoring a SMTNG GOOD blanket, you will have the power of making a significant difference in the life of the underprivileged by donating a piece of your cause in the form of a functional 100% cotton blanket that when taken care of, will last for years, and is not harmful to the environment.

This is a vision that could help shape and shift the world into being something greater, to communicate a strong message of goodness & prosperity, and it’s important for us to be a part of that evolution.

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.”

“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24