20 December 2018
2018 is drawing to a close and it is with a certain degree of satisfaction and pride that we as a company look back at what we have achieved this year. I have had a nagging feeling over the years that I wanted to re-brand the company, in fact I wanted to rename the company, take my name out of it. The name happened by default as initially when members of the staff answered the phone they would say “Carole Nevin Designs good day” and somehow this stuck. So when I wanted to change the name the staff would have none of it! I wanted the logo to be less about me and rather to reflect more about the work we do and the people that create the beautiful patterns.
Monica, my niece, (seated row, third from left) is at the helm of the company and I am responsible for the creative direction. So, it would seem that the company will be moving into the future with a younger generation, hence, the re-branding. So my name is here to stay in a fresh simple way that has a certain longevity I feel. I love the font and I think it reflects certain values I hold dear simplicity, honesty, solidity. Our style is unpretentious, I suppose we are a kind of no nonsense company (I am a post war baby from an immigrant mother that expounded the values of waste not want not and we try and teach the young people that come through our doors these worthwhile values. When I started the business I had limited money, a dream to create and a devoted mother that did all my sewing for no pay and a sister that sat on Green Market Square for no pay. We all roll up our sleeves to mix the paint, print our fabric, pack the boxes, carry buckets of water to clean our toilets and do whatever it takes to keep the show on the road. This work requires a certain zen-like precision, passion: when we are having a bad day it shows and the product ends in the seconds bin. We give our very, very best and we honour the fact that someone had to work hard to earn the money to spend on our creations.
We will continue to produce ethical products that are local, homegrown and rooted in South Africa and in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful places in the whole wide world. (At least the telegraph readers also thinks so!)
We committed ourselves to going zero waste a number of years ago and this year we have made tremendous headway – we are finally free of plastic and our latest intervention is sewing on our tags by hand to eliminate all plastic kimbles. I won’t labour the point here but I am passionate about the environment and very grateful that Monica has been very determined in encouraging the change in the company. In addition our inks are also environmentally friendly, costs more, but so, so, worth it!
It was very revealing and exciting doing a branding exercise with Roxy Spears from Good Design early this year and looking at what we do and how we want to carry this into the future. It often takes an enthusiastic outsider to help you recognise the good work that you do. I think it was Roxy’s visit to our factory that took her breath away as it does to most people that visit and launched her into our project with such passion. I think what we do is quite remarkable really; we have three 40 metre printing tables, huge colour mixing resources with hundreds and hundreds of colours! We have a wonderful team painting and printing our vibrant, passionate and joyful designs and it makes us so happy to witness the delight on our visitors faces as they are taken on a factory tour!
Our shop in the Waterfront has had a complete makeover that reflects our brand and product values. Nic from Nic Tamlin Designs did an outstanding job in creating a new look and was an absolute pleasure to work with, he was completely committed and dedicated to creating a store that we would all love. If you are in Cape Town please visit and take advantage of all our opening specials. I have taken a BOLD leap and instructed staff to strip 70 screens! So do take advantage of the specials on our discontinued designs. In January we will be hard at work creating new patterns: weaving together contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship in our rich and vibrant colours and continue to tell a story that is a true reflection of our South African narrative.
I would like to thank you all for your continued support and from the bottom of my heart wish each and every one of you peace and joy during this holiday period. It is a time of family and friendship and I know that this time of the year can be a painful time for those that have lost loved ones and to you I wish peaceful acceptance and equanimity in your loss. Love cannot die and our loved ones can continue to live through us as we express our love for them out into the world.
Blessings to you all.
05 December 2018
We have finally opened our fully refurbished, Flag Ship store at the V&A Waterfront and we are thrilled with the new look! We still have some in-store graphics and some fine adjustments to do, but we are open for trade and it looks amazing! Please pop-in to see, give us your comments and take advantage of some opening specials:)
We would like to thank our talented store designer Nic Tamlin and branding consultant Roxy Spears; our competent shopfitter Revolution Shopfitters as well as the Waterfront Management for a highly successful project.
There is a new colour-your-table section where we have grouped our collections together by colour. We will also be bringing in fabric books and swatches which will enable you to take fabric samples home to test out and see which colours/designs work for you.
You can then place orders for fabric in-store and we will deliver to your
home in Cape Town free of charge!
As a store opening special, our Gift to you this month is a R200 Voucher. Bring a copy of this mailer to our Waterfront store and you will receive R200 off your next purchase over R500. (Valid till end of January 2019)
We have worked tirelessly with our superb brand consultant Roxy Spears of Good Designto come up with a new logo, labels and new packaging, we have also colour coded our tags and added wash-care instructions on the inside of each tag. We have had many requests for handy-hints, so these will be given out with every purchase.
What a challenge we have had over the last few months! To fully revamp the Waterfront store; introduce a NEW logo; make up NEW stock. Also NEW tags and NEW wash care labels had to be sewn on each item.
In our quest to remove the use of plastics within our company, we have done away with plastic kimbles and we are now hand-stitching each tag onto our tablecloths and table runners.
Below is a picture of our handyman Davis with our HUGE fabric bags which we had sewed up especially for our revamp.When moving it is always easy to grab convenient plastic bags; however, we avoided this temptation and only used our fabric bags during the revamp. We urge everyone this festive season to cut back on plastic consumption and make it one of your new year’s resolution to minimize single-use plastic in your home.
To help you, we will be making up these bags with our overprints for the store and selling them in the new year:)
Please take note of the following DATES:
1. First Thursday at our CBD STORE on Thursday 6th December – Join us for a glass of wine between 5 and 9pm.
2. We are having a BIG FACTORY SHOP SALE on Saturday 15th December at our studio in Muizenberg.
3. Our factory closes on 21st December and re-opens on 8th January 2019.
If you cannot make it out to Muizenberg to take advantage of our FABULOUS SALE, our CBD store is now selling our discontinued designs at Half Price.
Have a fabulous week!
PS. We did not get around to putting all our new designs on our website, which we intend doing early in the New Year; However, you are more than welcome to email Tarryn and she can send you pictures so you can also order via email – please contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org
24 October 2018
We are going through very exciting and innovative times here at our Carole Nevin studios. We are in the process of rebranding the company and creating a new concept store at the Waterfront. Carole will share more of this with you in our upcoming weekly newsletters.
Part of the process has been creating unique new products with our textiles, so to this end, we have recently taken over a leather bag-making company and I am absolutely delighted to share with you, hot off the press, a selection of Carole’s petite bags, perfect for any occasion!
These bags will be available in-store next week and will be online next month. We have a selection of 7 styles of bags in over 20 colour and pattern variations – You can choose between a Swing bag, Shopper, Mini Sahara, Clutch, Phone Clutch, Thong bag and a Travel Purse!
We are on track with our Waterfront Flagship store revamp and will be closing the store from 5th Nov-18 until 28th Nov-18. The good news, however, is that we will still be selling at the Waterfront from a pop-up shop opposite the Levi and Zara stores (just around the corner from our existing shop).
Save the DATE:
Next CBD First Thursday is on 1st November.
Please join us for a glass of wine at our CBD
store in the City between 5 and 8pm.
P.S. Our bags are not yet online so if you would like to place an order please email me directly at email@example.com
(All orders taken this month will receive a free Carole Nevin Purse)
Have a fabulous week!
11 October 2018
We have tackled a few interesting upholstery projects over the last few weeks and I thought I would share some of our experiences with you:)
It is always nice to see before-and-after pictures.
A customer from Johannesburg dropped off his chairs with us, selected Carole Nevin Fabric and we organised the upholstery project for him. These are for his holiday flat in Sea Point, Cape Town.
( Fabric selected: Soweto Sunset- Cape Carnival)
I simply love them!
Feedback from a Happy Client in New York!
“Here are some photos of the fabric in my New York apartment – I love it and will be ordering more!” – Ashley
A customer ordered fabric swatches then placed her order online. We sent her the fabric via our local postal service (We have been so lucky as we have always received excellent service from the post office) and she tackled her own DIY upholstery project!
(Fabric Selected:Mali – Indigo)
From Dull and Drab to Tribal Chic!
We made up these cushions in-house and are very proud of how they turned out. Mic brought in her old covers and selected our black tribal collection and has totally transformed her holiday home in the Waterberg Mountains, Limpopo province.
Another successful project completed by our Factory Shop in Muizenberg! Customers wingback chair and ottoman look great!
( Fabric Selected: Soweto Sunset – Sandy Bay)
It gives us great pleasure shipping orders all around the world and we love receiving feedback from our customers!
MARY JANE – USA MASSACHUSETTS – “I really love the pieces we brought.”
GUILIA – CAPE TOWN – “Thank you so much for your service.”
LISA – USA CALIFORNIA – “Thank you for the extra tea towel. They really add a nice burst of color and design to my home.”
ELLEN – CAPE TOWN – “My items have brightened up my new office.”
JULIE – USA TEXAS – ” I did receive my order and the placemats are gorgeous! I will treasure them!”
We are on track with our new revamped Waterfront Store and we have put all our discontinued designs on sale, so it is a perfect time to stock up on Carole Nevin Tablelinen!
(Visit both our retail stores in Cape Town to pick up fantastic Bargains).
ps.. PLEASE NOTE if you are planning to order Christmas gifts on-line from overseas, you must place your order before the 10th of November 2018.
24 August 2018
So many good things have been happening at the factory recently that it has been difficult for me to settle-down and focus on putting together this newsletter; however, here goes:Over the last few years we have outsourced the manufacture of our popular fabric & leather bags to a local company; however, the company had to close down due to the very tough trading climate many of us have been experienced in Cape Town this year. We did not want to miss out on an opportunity, so we decided to set up a new division and manufacture the bags in-house, which meant employing its staff; buying equipment; setting up a bag department and learning all about leather! We are in the process of making-up new samples and focusing on quality improvement. We will be launching this new bag collection in November with the opening of our revamped Waterfront store.
About our Waterfront store – we have all been working behind the scenes in re-designing our flagship store at the famous, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, which means lots of meetings with store designers, shop fitters and the Waterfront Management team. We are very happy with the final store design, now the challenge will be to manage a successful revamp in Nov-18 without too much disruption to trade. We will be setting up a pop-up store in the Levi court so do not worry you will still be able to purchase from us at the Waterfront while we are closed for the revamp.
We are so lucky to be able to have our design meetings at the V&A Waterfront which has amongst the best views in Cape Town!
We are frantically trying to get everything done for the opening of our flagship store, which includes putting new collections together; printing and painting new designs. We will also be having a clearance sale at both the CBD and Waterfront stores over the next few weeks to make way for the new stock! So, this should be a perfect time to stock up on Carole Nevin table linen, kitchen linen, cushions and accessories!
Good News – We have extended our online sale till the end of September on all Carole Nevin hand-painted products. Simply add the CODE: HANDPAINTED to receive 30% off your online purchase.
P.S. The next late-night trading at our CBD Store will take place on the 4th Oct-18. If you happen to be in Cape Town, I highly recommend that you visit the City Centre on FIRST THURSDAY as it is very festive and always great to visit all the Art Galleries and Restaurants.
24 August 2018
We are certainly sailing very rapidly towards the end of the year! It is now beautiful Spring in the Cape and we are celebrating by having a SPRING SALE on all our handpainted products. Simply add the CODE: HANDPAINTED to receive 30% off your online purchase.
The INDIGO Elephant/Guinnea Fowl and Diamond designs are now available online on our Misty Cliffs webpage. (If you purchase an INDIGO tablecloth online during September, you will receive 6 FREE NAPKINS – as per our INDIGO promotion)
For those of you in Cape Town, we are celebrating the1st year anniversary of our CBD store tomorrow night – Thursday 6th September. Come join us for a Drink between 5 -7pm.
(52 Burg Street – Corner Burg and Church Street)
(Print this email to receive R100 off your purchase – valid tomorrow night only)
Latest NEWS: We are furiously painting-up a number of exciting new designs that will be available online later in the year to coincide with the opening of our NEW LOOK store at the V&A Waterfront.( We will keep you posted!)
24 August 2018
It has taken me 3 years to finally cover my dining room chairs! I used to have old fashioned striped fabric on the chairs which I did not really like. I kept thinking I was going to buy new chairs when we moved from a country styled house to a new modern home. When I eventually went looking for new chairs I was shocked at the prices and decided that I would rather up-cycle and re-upholster my existing chairs. I first painted the chairs charcoal – we have such fabulous furniture paint it makes it so easy to add colour to any piece of furniture – I then selected the fabrics – of course only using Carole Nevin Fabrics. I went for a red and black look (as my open – plan kitchen is black and white and I love the colour RED!) I chose 4 different Carole Nevin patterns: Cubes, Zalenga, Botanical Zebra and Mali. I normally like everything to match and be the same but I thought it was time to be different and add some pattern into the dining room.
Which I think works really well!
I am so happy with my re-decorating project I thought why not have a SALE on these and other Carole Nevin Fabrics, so for the next week you will receive 35% off your ONLINE fabric purchase, alternatively, you can also pop into our Factory Shop in Muizenberg.
Simply add the CODE: FABRICSALE at Check out!
ps If you have pictures of a redecorating project using Carole Nevin fabrics please email a photo to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and you could win a R500 Carole Nevin Voucher.
pps We had such a great response to our Indigo feedback promotion I selected 2 winners. Congratulations to Mic and Glendyr!
8 August 2018
Hello to all our friends and loyal customers! I just arrived back from my holiday in the UK to discover that Carole and her team had been painting up a storm in preparation of the opening of our new design Waterfront store for the Cape spring. I am always looking for new things to share with you and delighted to add a few new hand-painted tablecloths and cushions to our Misty Cliffs Collection. The indigo Elephant, the indigo Diamond and the indigo Guinnea Fowl make up this FAB trio and they definitely add life to the soft winter- blue palette. We would love your feedback – send me an email to email@example.com and tell me which one you prefer and why? You also stand in-line to win a R500 Carole Nevin Voucher!
If you would like to order any of these items please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org(as the trio are so new they are not on our website.)
You will save 20% and with every INDIGO tablecloth ordered you will receive a FREE pack of 6 matching serviettes. (Valid for the month of August)
SAVE the DATE: We are celebrating!
Please join us for some drinks and snacks on Thursday the 6th of September between 6-8pm at our CBD store as we celebrate our ONE year anniversary!
Have a great weekend.
27 July 2018
I have just returned from a lovely holiday, where I spent two weeks exploring the gorgeous English country side of Derbyshire and Cornwall. It is always so lovely coming home to Cape Town especially when my first project was to head off to Misty Cliffs, Scarborough to photograph this beautiful collection. It was so refreshing to to take in the sea air. Whilst laying out these cushion in this landscape, I understood where Carole took her inspiration from. This colour pallet is softer in tone then our usual brights, moody blues and soft greys, easy to live with and perfect to decorate your holiday home either in the country or at the seaside!
We have a lovely selection of fabrics and cushion covers in the MISTY CLIFFS Collections. You can shop online or pop into our Factory in Muizenberg to purchase designer fabrics at affordable prices!
For this week only you will receive 25% off your online purchase
of our Misty Cliffs Collection.
Simply add the CODE: MISTYCLIFFS at checkout.
Have a lovely weekend:)
12 July 2018
Greetings from a wet and blustery Cape Town! If you’re huddled in doors why not get creative with our Tribal Lino-Cut Collection. We are excited to introduce our new palette of rich and vibrant colours. The patterns were hand-drawn and then hand-printed in our studio on a cotton linen mix suitable for curtaining and upholstery.
The collection consists of Kuba Geometric, inspired by the patterns and textiles of Africa, this pattern lends itself to both curtaining and upholstery.
Timbuktu is a small filler design and compliments the larger geometric patterns.
The Elephant Stripe is the heart of this collection and due to it’s popularity, we have added further fresh colours in preparation for Spring/Summer.
For this week only, receive 25% off on your Tribal Lino-Cut Collection purchase.
Simply add the CODE: NEWCOLOURS at checkout.
Have a lovely weekend!
28 June 2018
I went for a walk over the weekend in Noordhoek and spotted beautiful lilies growing in our wetlands and thought I simply had to include our hand-painted lilies as part of our Wetlands Collection! We have also added NEW items to the Wetlands Collection such as handbags, vanity bags and door stoppers – please note our Wetlands promotion ends tonight.
(Simply Add the CODE: WETLANDS at CHECKOUT to receive
35% off your online purchase – wetlands collection only)
Have a lovely weekend!
ps: Next week is First Thursday in our beautiful City, pop into our CBD store for a glass of wine before you head off to explore the Art Galleries in Church Street.
22 June 2018
We had a few customers requesting we extend our WETLANDS SALE as they wanted more time deciding on what items to purchase… So we have extended the sale until the 28th of June – Plus we have added some new items to our online shop, like our fabulous vanity bags!
You will also receive a further 10% discount on our Wetlands Cushion Covers!
(You must use a different code at CHECKOUT for this offer – see below)
Have a lovely weekend.
15 June 2018
Be seduced by our selection of warm greens inspired by the wetlands of Africa! Botanical, African and Geometric patterns complete this look in both our hand-painted and hand-printed ranges.
The Wetlands homeware collection, comes in a variety of designs and products. Choose fabric to upholster an old couch, add a new tablecloth to your collection, change the cushions in your lounge, or simply buy a new vanity bag – the choices are endless!
This range is now available online or at our retail outlets in Cape Town.
ps… You will receive a FREE Carole Nevin fabric mouse pad with every online purchase this month!
31 May 2018
It is that time of the year when the chill sets in for us in Cape Town so we all need a good excuse to venture out the house – we now have one for you! We are setting up a FABULOUS SALE at our Factory shop in Muizenburg.
We have a range of curtaining and upholstery fabrics selling at HALF PRICEand also have a range of hand-painted tablecloths, cushion covers, serviettes and placemats which have been discounted by an UNBELIEVABLE 75%!
Or alternatively you can SHOP ONLINE and receive 50% off your
Simply add the CODE: HOTSALE at checkout.
VALID for this weekend only
(Please note it excludes online sale items and the protea collection)
PS: One of our factory neighbours, Tammy Lee of Leechi Designs will also be having a SALE at our Factory of her designer leather bags, key rings, purses and leather baby booties some of which use our fabrics.
For more information about our SALE please contact us on 021 7881077.
Keep Warm and Happy Shopping!
13 April 2018
The week is coming to a rapid end and I thought it would be nice to offer you something fun for the weekend. Talking of days, weeks and months wakes me with a jolt with the realisation that we are already into April and before we know it May will be upon us. The beginning part of the year seems to move far too quickly and for us at Carole Nevin Designs even faster. We are still working on our shop revamp as well as our rebranding project with a new Logo, this is taking shape now and we are incredibly exhausted but excited at the prospect of new beginnings with new offerings.
Last year Carole was working with a client that wanted Zen like lines and she got quite into it and this resulted in an experimental range called Linocut. This little design she was about to dump but I personally fell in love with the simplicity of the pattern and must confess that when I saw it on the printing table last week I had to insist that we share this with you. So here we are: TIMBUKTU in a range of our signature colours that will make your heart sing. I hope you like it and if not, well, lots more on its way to you soon.
Wishing you a relaxing weekend.
23 March 2018
I am absolutely thrilled to launch and present the complete Protea and Sugarbird Cushion Collection here online. We have been working on this collection for more than a year, mixing hundreds of colours, working with a myriad of textures and shapes, but I can truly say I am now finally, well almost… thrilled with the results. The Collection comprises King Protea, Pincushion as well as Sugarbirds. If you live in the Cape you would appreciate just how Proteas and Sugarbirds are part of the fabric of our lives. As summer draws slowly to its end and we make the most of this exquisite mountain walking weather, we take this opportunity to bring some of this beauty into your living room. Over 35 colours have been used in this collection and I will no doubt pull some out and change some! It is incredibly difficult to know when to stop! But stop I must.
You can purchase these cushions online or in our Waterfront store only. We are making many, many items in this range from bags, purses, kitchen, dining, living. You can contact us directly for wholesale prices. PS Fabric per metre also available, handprinted on stone coloured linen cotton mix. Lovely base fabric and local!
We are in the process of change, very busy creating a new brand with a new look and new products. Please be patient with our online store, it will be upgraded over the next period.
Thank you for your support and I hope I can bring you lots and lots more beautiful products that are ethically made and remain true to our values of both creating beauty whilst caring for our environment and our people.
Have a lovely weekend!
Take advantage of our Online Promotion – Add the CODE: SUGARBIRD and receive 15% off when you purchase one of these hand-printed cushion covers.
Valid for this weekend only!
(Offer ends 26th March 2018)
01 March 2018
I simply love Carole’s new PINCUSHION & POLLEN design as part of our Botanical Collection. This gorgeous hand-printed design comes in 4 colourways – Blue Lagoon, Lemon Grass, Pointsettia, Rosebud and Mustard Seed. The tablecloths in this collection have beautiful sewn-on mitred borders and we have used a mix of fine cottons and gorgeous stone linens to complete this very
elegant and traditional collection.
By popular demand, we have added a pocket to our aprons and included tea cosies, oven gloves, iPad, shoppers and make-up bags to complete this chic collection.
Finally, we never forgot to add our ever popular
and highly useful fabric storage bags to help
organise your busy lives!
Our limited edition PINCUSHION & POLLEN collection is available online NOW and will be in both our Cape Town retail stores on the 15th of March 2018.
Take advantage of our online promotion for this weekend only
Simply add the CODE: POLLEN to receive 30% off when you purchase any item from our PINCUSHION & POLLEN collection:)
(Valid until 5th March 2018)
14 February 2018
Visit our Factory shop for fantastic Bargains – Gorgeous fabric printed on linen
cotton going from R99 a metre! If you cannot visit us in Muizenberg then
SHOP ONLINE at www.carolenevin.com
SWAY Dresses are now half price online and at both our retail outlets.
See shop addresses below. (Limited stock available) Blue Masai and Jade Ndebele designs
will be discontinued and are now selling at half price ONLINE AND IN STORES.
Lots and lots happening. Carole is furiously putting together new collections: Our
waterfront store gets a revamp in JUNE and a rebranding project is on the cards …
so it is a period of clearing out and heralding in the new.
watch this space for BARGAINS GALORE!
31 January 2018
Everyone loves a SALE – so we have added a limited range of handprinted tablecloths to our SALE PAGE!
19 January 2018
A happy New Year to you all, may this year be filled with joy and contentment!
Watch this space for our NEW designs and take advantage of these
give-away-prices on old favourites that are now discontinued!
Limited stock available!
(SIMPLY ADD THE CODE: SUMMERSALE at CHECKOUT)
21 December 2017
14 December 2017
This is the perfect opportunity to pick up superb bargains for your Christmas shopping! We are having a MASSIVE Sample Clearance SALE at our Factory Shop in Muizenberg to make space for our new 2018 Collections. We have a large selection of: cushion covers, tablecloths, runners, serviettes, shopper bags, hand-printed fabrics for curtaining and upholstery, as well as complimentary accessories on SALE at drastically reduced prices.
PS… Online shoppers, if you are feeling left out because you cannot make the
SALE – our gift to you is a discount VOUCHER for shopping online… Simply add the CODE: SUMMERTIME to receive 15% Off your online purchase.
(Valid until the 18 DEC 2017)
DETAILS OF FACTORY SHOP SALE:
DATE: Saturday 16th of December 2017
TIME: 8:30am till 2:00pm
For more information call Viola on 021-788 1077
TRADING HOURS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON:
Factory Shop closes 20th of Dec 17 until 8th Jan 18.
V&A Waterfront Store will be trading throughout the Festive Season except for Christmas Day. Also please note that, for your convenience, the Waterfront Centre has extended its shopping hours until 10pm.
(from 14th Dec 17 until 30th Dec 17)
Cape Town CBD store will only be closed on Christmas and Boxing Day.
Our Clothing Upcycle Workshop was held last week and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves upcycling old favourites into exciting new items. I have posted some pictures on our Instagram account if you would like to see what we were up to:
Till next time!
01 December 2017
In keeping with our ethos of up-cycling and limiting the amount of trash going to landfill we upholstered a batch of couches that were either inherited or purchased with our exciting Carole Nevin Fabric. Luckily for you in order to make room for our new 2018 products we are selling them off at much reduced prices. If these couches do not tickle your fancy, you can get a similar look by purchasing fabric online or visiting our Factory Shop in Muizenberg
and upholstering your favourite couch!
FREE CLOTHING UPCYCLE WORKSHOP – ONLY 10 SPACES AVAILABLE:
you can bring it back to life.
Due to space constraints we are holding this workshop at our Factory in Muizenberg and NOT at our CBD store as previously advertised.
(Lots of parking is available)
DATE: 7th December 2017
TIME: 6pm till 9pm.
VENUE: 30 Eastlake Drive, Marina Da Gama, Muizenberg.
(Drinks and Snacks will be served)
Booking ESSENTIAL as space is LIMITED:
Please email Viola (email@example.com) to book your spot!
Till next time!
16 November 2017
Our luxurious elephant striped hand-printed homeware collection is perfect for that luxury game lodge look. Printed on top quality Stone Linen (Blend of cotton and linen). This gorgeous collection consists of cushion covers, table runners, bags and fabric by the metre, which is perfect for upholstery and curtaining.
The elephant striped collection comes in 7 different colourways:
Citrus Chartreuse; Charcoal Grey; Turquoise Sky; China Blue; Desert Pink; Slate Sky and Buchu.
We are offering a 30% ONLINE discount on the elephant striped collection until 23 November 2017. Simply add the CODE: LINOCUT at checkout to receive your discount. If you are a decorator please contact me if you would like to order a swatch book.
Please diarise the 7th of December (6pm till 9pm) as we are planning a fun up-cycle workshop with Carole at our retail store in the city centre, more info will be sent out closer to the time (Space will be limited so booking is essential).
Till Next Time.
10 November 2017
Beautiful, bold, spontaneous brush strokes; colours warm, subtle, bright, fun, softly muted, fresh spring and mello autumnal – something for everyone.
Carole and her design team had great fun creating CRAYOLA
with its fresh and spontaneous signature and new exciting colourways – both contemporary and sophisticated.
We recently launched the cushion collection and it has flown off the shelves so we have been painting solidly for the last three months and finally our tablecloths are ready for the Festive Season.
Colourways to suit both Northern and South Hemispheres.
Most of our visitors to our Studio are blown away when they realise that each item is painted by hand. I suppose we have become blasé and forget just how special it is to create these really unique products. Life has become so fast and crafted work has become a luxury. We embrace the slow textile movement, this creative work cannot be rushed – it requires loving and mindful attention.
Here is a snippet of our dedicated ladies painting, If you want to see more, please visit our Factory Shop in Muizenburg, Cape Town and if there is sufficient interest we may persuade Carole to give a Workshop.
We are having an online promotion on the Crayola Range for the next 3 days. Simply add the CODE: CRAYOLA at Checkout to receive a 30% discount off your purchase. Please do not forget to place your orders for Christmas before the 15th of November to ensure they arrive on time:)
Till Next time!
25 October 2017
OH LA LA… Love this sexy holiday DRESS!
Looking for that perfect Summer Dress?
We have what you are looking for! These dresses are figure flattering and easy to wear and suitable for all ages. You can purchase these gorgeous summer dresses in both our retail stores or ONLINE.
My favourite… The Mandy DRESS.
We are proud to print and sell these one-of-a-kind dresses from local designers Petra and Antoinette of SWAY Clothing. Every season new ranges are designed which makes every collection unique and very special.
Our experienced printers had great fun printing a selection of their fabrics for their Summer Clothing Collection.
You will receive a 20% discount off of these gorgeous dresses online if you add the CODE: SUMMERDRESS @ checkout.
(Offer Valid until the 30th of October)
Till next time!
20 October 2017
Our new hand-printed fabric Travel Backpacks are the ideal bags to take with you on your travel adventures; light and small, yet large enough to put in all your essentials. It is amazing what you can fit into this small fabric bag! These Backpacks also make fabulous Christmas Gifts.
TAKE ONLY MEMORIES – LEAVE ONLY FOOTPRINTS.
I always travel with my water bottle and coffee mug as this helps me break the habit of buying single use plastic bottles and cups, which pollute the land-fills and the oceans. It is very hard trying to break a bad habit, it took me 4 months to stop using plastic bags for shopping!
The key is to be prepared and pack in advance.
You will receive a FREE Carole Nevin Shopping Bag when you purchase 3 or more Backpacks from our online store during the month of October.
Till next time!
12 October 2017
We have just unpacked our consignment from Gone Rural, beautiful handmade woven products from Swaziland. We have a selection of placemats, baskets, pot stands and coasters that you can purchase on-line or in-store. They are this week’s decor essentials, and specially selected to match our table linen beautifully!
Gone Rural is a company based in Swaziland, founded with a vision of empowering women in some of the remote areas of Swaziland. It has evolved into a handcrafted design brand that uses creativity to ignite change on a community level. It works with over 770 women in 13 groups spread across over 53 communities located in 3 regions in Swaziland. We are proud to be one of its stockists in Cape Town.
This week we are offering a 15% discount on all Gone Rural products as well as a 15% discount on all our hand-painted and hand-printed tablecloths. This fantastic offer ends on the 17th of October.
Simply add the CODE: DECORESSENTIALS at checkout.
If you prefer to shop at one of Carole Nevin’s retail stores, simply present this mailer to redeem your discount (Either on your phone or hardcopy)
We are fast approaching the end of the year and if you would like to order any Christmas Gifts (I can’t believe we are talking about Christmas already!) please remember to place your orders before the 10th of November 2017.
Have a fabulous week!
P.S. Remember, we ship worldwide! Read some of the lovely comments from our on-line shoppers at home and abroad!
06 October 2017
Just arrived! Looking for a stylish solution to that banging door?
Well, we have the perfect solution!
I am totally in love with this little addition to our homeware collection. These fun door stoppers are made using fabric from our new Afro Tribal Collection and come with a durable leather handle as well as a waterproof removable cover that we can fill with sand from our local beach.
For our on-line shoppers, don’t worry, to keep the postage weight down, we will ship the stoppers without sand and you can easily fill the bag yourself.
We have an exclusively on-line special for these door stoppers and take advantage of the discounted combos which we have tastefully put together for you!
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
28 September 2017
I am really excited to share with you cushions from our new Crayola Collection. This hand- painted collection is definitely a hands-down winner. Just before leaving for Spain, Carole decided it was time for a fresh-and-fun addition to our existing cushion collection. The end result is stunning! Playful and colourful and we are sure you will love it.
There is something for everyone to choose from – Ocean Blues, Forest Green, Pink Dusk, Summer Sorbet and African Sunset colourways make up the collection. In total we have created a colourful palette of 25 colours. So splash-out, add colour to your home, you can these mix with your existing cushions from our other collections!
As an experiment we have mixed Crayola cushions from our diverse range of prints and patterns which turned out great. This gives you a little feel for what you can do but at the end of the day, there are NO RULES and one can play with different combinations.
SIMPLY ADD THE CODE: CRAYOLA and RECEIVE 25% off the CRAYOLA CUSHION COVERS.
P.S. Don’t forget to join us next week the 5th October for FIRST THURSDAY in the CBD, pop-in and have a glass of wine with us and see our latest offerings. FIRST THURSDAYS are very festive in the City Centre, especially in Church Street with all the lovely Art Galleries staying open till late – and of course the highlight is that they are all also offering FREE WINE!
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
14 September 2017
Why not add a splash of colour to your home, with our latest yellow and orange colour crush collection!
This range is now available to purchase online and if you spend more then R500 you will receive a FREE shopping bag.
(Valid until 30th of September)
For more Colour Crush inspiration follow Carole Nevin on Pinterest.
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
06 September 2017
Please join us for drinks and canapés at our Brand New CBD Store, where we join the Cape Town tradition in celebrating First Thursday.
DATE: 7 September 2017
TIME: 5 – 7pm
ADDRESS: 52 Burg Street (Corner of Church and Burg Street – near Green Market Square)
TEL: 021 – 422 1615
Click here for directions.
Our gift to you is a *R100 Store Voucher that you can use when you spend more then R500 at our NEW CBD Store!
(Valid until Dec 2017)
Click here to download voucher.
I look forward to seeing you!
24 August 2017
Why not add a splash of colour to your home, with our latest pink and purple colour collection!
What girl does not love PINK!
This range is now available to purchase online and if you spend more then R500 you will receive a FREE storage bag.
(Valid until 31st of August)
Our new store in the CBD will be opening early September.
I will send out more details closer to the time.
Have a fabulous week!
Till next time!
17 August 2017
Carole had a great time with the Expresso team last week, she was interviewed by the lovely Leanne Williams on SABC3.
Click on the link to watch the full interview. https://youtu.be/diw61qfL9Ho
Before Carole left for Spain she worked on a few new hand-printed tribal ranges, we are launching the Elephant Stripe this week, so enjoy 25% off this selected range for the month of August. The Elephant Stripe is available in 6 different colourways, my favourite is the Turquoise Sky. The other colourways are Charcoal Grey, China Blue, Dessert Pink, Citrus Chartreuse and Slate Sky. This design is available to purchase by the metre and we have also made up a small selection of cushion covers, table runners and a lovely new styled shopping bag. This month you can only purchase these items from our online store, they will be available at our Waterfront and CBD stores next month.
Our Elephant Stripe design works very well with our other hand-printed designs, I especially love the combination of these cushion covers.
If you would like to receive some fabric cuttings/swatches to help you decide which colour pallet you would like to order online, email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will gladly assist you.
(You will not have to pay for the small cuttings only for the postage)
I have just returned from Johannesburg after exhibiting at 100% Design South Africa (Decorex) which was awesome. It was lovely being part of the fabric and wallpaper gallery.
Click the link to view gallery:
Can you believe we are in the middle of August already? We are in full
swing printing Sway’s summer collection.
Our team has great fun with Sways orders.We will also be stocking their summer clothing ranges in our stores from Oct-17.
For those of you who have haven’t already noticed, we have a new fresh WEBSITE using the latest technology! To celebrate our new site we are giving you a gift voucher to the Value of R200 for the month of Aug-17
(Simply spend more than R500 and enter the CODE: NEW and you will receive the R200 discount off your purchase)
Till next time!
03 August 2017
Hello Friends! I trust this finds you happy and well! The new Cape Town CBD store preparations are going well and we are having great fun up-cycling our collection of (dare I say it junk and bits and pieces of furniture). We have achieved some stunning results and we hope that when you visit the store you too will be inspired to keep as much as possible out of landfill, and work with the resources that you already have.There is such a sense of achievement in taking something that is battered and ugly and transforming it into something that is not only useful but beautiful and fashionable! If you are interested in doing an up-cycling workshop, drop us a line and we will organize a group at our factory, using old furniture, chalk paint and our textiles.
Here is Davis doing a makeover with my late Grans old vintage kitchen cupboard for our new store. I think we will be creating a warm and fun space!
Carole has been hard at work and has completed a selection of patterns in time for 100% Design JHB here is a sneak preview.
We will exhibiting at 100% DESIGN at DECOREX JHB in the Fabric and Wallpaper Gallery.
DATE: 9th to the 13th of AUGUST 2017
Hall 1 – Gallagher Estate Midrand
I will personally be at the show and I am sure that talented Cathy O’Clery will wow us all once again with her excellent taste and spot-on textile collections. I will bring some hangers of our new designs, so please pop-over to check them out, say hello and have a chat.
I am certainly looking forward to a stimulating and inspiring show as well as the opportunity to meeting some of our loyal friends and to making new ones.
For more information you can contact me directly at email@example.com or on 0829683004,
27 July 2017
Hello to all our friends from beautiful Cape Town. We are relieved to have had some heavy rain and are hoping for lots more as we are in the midst of an unprecedented drought! The great thing about winter is that everything seems to shut down and this gives wonderful opportunities for creating the new. Lots and lots is happening at Carole Nevin Designs, a biggie for us is that we are opening a new store in the Cape Town CBD and we are very, very excited with the opportunity of having a much larger space where we can showcase many more of our products including upholstered furniture, curtaining, bed linen and new accessories etc.
We are equally delighted that our landlord is the Central Methodist Mission which does so much good work especially with the previously disadvantaged community in central Cape Town some of whom were dispossessed by the old regime. So we indirectly become part of this good work and this wonderful community.
The new CBD store is 2 minutes walk from famous Green Market Square, where Carole began selling her products at the market 23 years ago, so we are returning to our roots in a downtown that has become more dynamic and international over the years. The store is also near the Central Methodist Church which is one of the oldest, prettiest churches in Cape Town.
We will keep you posted… Many of our clients are tourists who are looking for local crafted products however, don’t forget we also design and print contemporary textiles which we sell directly to you from our factory, online, via our international stockist but soon ALL our fabrics will be available at our CBD shop (At great prices).
We also took this slower period to do a big shake up in the factory and created a more spacious, brighter Design Studio for Carole and Michelle to work from, we also have a new enlarged Marketing office as well as Board Room. (Please do visit!)
Carole has been working furiously on new designs so when she goes to Spain in Aug-17, she leaves us with exciting new products. Carole will be continuing her permaculture and design projects in Spain and I am sure she will share some of her experiences with you.
Just to add some brightness to the chilly Cape winter we have mixed up the hottest African colours that we could imagine and are happy to present our NEW Burnt African Sun colourway (by the way, the gorgeous model you see is Onele, the talented lady responsible for cutting fabric and cushions in our factory).
If you are in the northern hemisphere and nostalgic for the generosity, vibrancy and ready smile of Africa do yourself a favour get something in this gorgeous fabric.
Take advantage of the 40% off one week only!
Our next late night shopping and canapé event will be on the 7th of September at our New CBD Store – More information will be sent out closer to the time.
Till next time!
19 July 2017
Our favourite ONLINE WINTER Sale of the Year is now ON! Less 50% on
ALL our Fabrics and Table Linen for 1 week only. Simply use the Voucher Code WINTERSALE @ checkout.
Online offer ends on the 23rd of July.
We also have a huge selection of items on SALE at our V&A Waterfront Store.
Hurry while stocks last.
Till next time!
05 July 2017
We have added gorgeous new beaded penguins from Monkeybizz to our online store (available at our V&A Waterfront store for those in Cape Town). We also have a promotion on our lovely, bright and happy cape iconic tea towels to brighten up this very cold week! You can purchase any 3 and you will receive a FREE Bo-Kaap tea towel.
We have lots of exciting things happening behind the scenes: Carole, after her trip to Spain and France, is at work on exciting new designs; a major WEBSITE upgrade is underway and a NEW Carole Nevin Store is to be opened in the Cape Town CBD… more will be revealed over the next few weeks.