Cane and able: Cape Town’s blind weave the highest art


Cane and able: Cape Town’s blind weave the highest art

A star cast of designers give the collection a mix between honest handcrafting and highbrow design

Mila Crewe-Brown

Justin van Breda (, a proud SA design export, has long been a supporter of the Cape Town Society for the Blind (, a not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities to make a living from weaving.

“I have a passion for working with craft and I also felt that we could bring an international design aspect to their work, which might appeal to a broader market,” says Van Breda.

Launched from his London home on the eve of the city’s Design Leadership Network a week ago, his Cape Weaver Collection is a beautiful ode to the woven form with a host of hand-crafted furniture pieces and accessories for the home all made by the blind...

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