This is the bit in Hidarl which greets you with a warm invitation to come in and see what we are all about, well, perhaps not all about us, but enough to get you interested in what we are trying to achieve.
Southern Africa is a land of unrivalled natural beauty, and we believe this beauty breeds many talented artists who combine artistic talent with entrepreneurial flair when faced with having to make a living for themselves and their families. These artists and their small businesses go on to train and employ many people from disadvantaged communities, providing them with an income and skills they can take forward into a more secure future.
We are passionate about colour and design, but we are equally committed to sourcing suppliers from Southern Africa who have a desire to create something beautiful and different while contributing to poverty alleviation in this region of high unemployment.
All our products are handmade, hand painted or hand printed and therefore labour intensive, created by people who have a natural flair and love for colour and design, who have been offered the opportunity to pool their creativity while providing for themselves and their families.
We are proud of our suppliers, who are making a real difference in providing fair employment and a sense of pride to those they have trained, and we at Hidarl will continue to source high quality, hand crafted products from suppliers in Southern Africa who have the same aims and objectives as we believe in.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we sincerely hope that you enjoy our handcrafted, hand painted products as much as our talented artists enjoyed creating them for you.