48 Main road, Kalk Bay 7975, Cape Town, South Africa. Contact: +27 (0)21 788 5584 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If there is no store near you, and you would like to order some Mapula products to be sent to you, please be aware that we only sell minimum orders of R1 000 and postal cost is charged separate.
If you want to find out more about:
– specific products like wall hangings, which are individually priced
– (wholesale) prices and conditions
– possibilities to work with you on conference/corporate products
– visiting the project in the Winterveld (textile oriented tour groups only!)
– how to make a donation to Mapula Embroideries
– or anything else you want to contact us about relating Mapula Embroideries!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Please visit the ‘Contact Us’ tag for a list of retail outlets that stock the Mapula range. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry, to purchase directly from Mapula Embroideries.
Yes. A minimum order of R1000.
Yes, postage and packaging or courier charges are additional and for the buyers account.
Mapula Embroideries do accept commissions for their large wall hangings and for large orders, for example for corporate gifting or conference items. Only Commissions of R5000 or more accepted, and within the look and feel of the Mapula Embroideries designs.
As all goods are hand-embroidered, enough time (approximately 3 months, depending on the size of the order) must be allowed ahead of the delivery date required. Please contact email@example.com for quotations and timelines. Delivery charges will be added to the order.
The Mapula range is embroidered on black, 100% Edenrose cotton fabric, made in South Africa. The embroidery thread is Elle Crochet no 5, made in South Africa (using imported acrylic raw materials).
Generally, we only work with black fabric. A coloured base fabric may be considered for special commissions only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for requests.
Yes, full washing instructions are included on the Mapula tag attached to each item in the range. Best is to hand-wash in woolite and hang in a shady place as the fabric can fade in the sun. Iron the product upside down (on a towel) with a steam iron. Don’t use a too hot iron as the embroidery thread is synthetic and can melt
All items are pre-shrunk but you are advised to follow the washing instructions on the Mapula tag carefully.
The Mapula Embroideries are a group of 150 women, who have been trained to create these beautiful artworks. The pieces are designed, and hand-embroidered by these talented women. Although some common designs are used for the smaller items, each piece is unique as the embroiderers use their own choice of colour and range of stitches.
The women are paid only on the sale of the items that they have embroidered. The remaining funds go towards the purchase of fabric, threads and the running of Mapula Embroideries. Where possible, administration is carried out on a voluntary basis and very little funds are spent on overheads.
The Mapula Trust administers the finances and most of the marketing of the project and ensures payments are made to the individuals. The members of the Trust receive no payment for their services. A professional bookkeeper draws up financial reports and the annual statements are audited.
Please contact email@example.com to make a donation to the project.
The Trust and the Mapula Board will discuss the application of donations.
Where there is a need such as:
- transport for women in the project that need to get medication on a monthly basis from the clinic or the local hospital
- school uniforms for the orphans of Mapula Embroideries mothers
- Xmas food parcels for the embroiderers and their families
- Training such as sewing classes, computer classes and accounting