For us, one of the most important things in life is to keep moving forward, to keep growing and evolving. That’s the reason why it’s such a big deal for us at HANDS that we’ve moved into our new space. It’s proof that we’re expanding!
We realise that when it comes to retail, it would be easier for us to stay at the Knysna Mall, but because we’re so much more than just a shop, it feels right for us to now grow some roots at Woodmill Lane. It’s the heart of the town. It’s filled with heritage, warmth and an overwhelming sense of community. And that’s what HANDS wants to tap into. Our creative heritage, our hearts and our community.
Our new centre offers us space for a shop, for craft groups to create their products in an open workshop, and for designers and members of HANDS to set up communal offices. All in all, it’s a place for people to come together – creative people with an eye for contemporary design, with a love for handmade things, and a willingness to spread positivity through our precious town.
So, next time you’re passing through Woodmill Lane, please come say hi. We’re Shop 45, the big one near to Pick n Pay, where Beachsand used to be. You’ll see us in our very early stages now, but if you promise to keep popping in, we promise to keep growing, expanding and making positive change.