When we started Hands at the end of 2013 we decided that first things first we’d better set up a pop-up shop for Knysna’s busy season. We found the perfect little space at the Knysna Mall, and opened our doors on 1 November.
Painting secondhand pieces of furniture, sourcing props and styling the shop was just so much fun! And it was a great way for us to make our mark in town, to show customers what we’re about – high quality local handmade products and colourful, contemporary design.
Our big vision, though, is not to be a standalone retail space. It’s a lot more than than that, and so the time came for us to move on. Thank you Knysna Mall for the opportunity to launch our brand in Knysna over the six months that we were there. It was such a fantastic opportunity, and we’ll miss the super cute little space that looked after us so well in the early days of our journey.