Cape Island is a South African luxury lifestyle brand whose products are inspired by the beauty of the South African landscape. The company designs textile, décor and fragrance products using locally sourced and manufactured materials. Cape Island is true to its name as it actively pursues growth of its manufacturing base in and around the city of Cape Town.
Cape Island products differentiate themselves in this competitive market by having a strong focus on the quality of its products. The range of lifestyle products which may be purchased online, through retail shops, décor boutiques and Interior designers, include hand screen printed and foiled cushions, glassware, tote and essential bags, scented candles and a selection of note cards and wrapping paper. Most products feature iconic prints that South Africans can nostalgically relate to.
Cape Island was founded in 2015 by a group of dynamic women who share a mutual love for beautiful design and for the country they live in. They embarked on a quest to create stylish lifestyle pieces that they would be proud to have in their homes. Today the company employs 5 talented women and devoted mothers working together to create a legacy and all playing a specific role within the business:
Suzanne Snowdowne – Business Development, Karin Wood – Finance & Operations, Louise Ciolli – Marketing, Thea Hurenkamp – Social Media & Administation and Nicci Tasker – Style Consultant.
OUR CORE VALUES
Quality – We are only happy to release product to market if we are 100% happy with every aspect of the product.
Own unique designs – We want our products to represent our brand and the heart of who we are as a company. We want our brand to be more than just beautiful product, we want it to tell a story.
Passionate about relationships – We have a passion for our industry, our clients, and our company culture. We believe in what we are doing and where we are going, and our enthusiasm shows in our attitudes and our work.
Embrace and drive change – We strive to find ways to change processes, perspectives, and opinions, hopefully for the better. We welcome challenges, and we enjoy growing and changing.
We as a company are committed to giving back to this beautiful country and the amazing spectrum of people who make it what it is. Being a proudly South African brand we recognise that we have a responsibility to change the environment we live in and the people we come in contact with. From the little things like using paper bags instead of plastic to the big things like employing and up skilling unemployed women in our community we are always looking for ways to make a difference. Giving back to our community is another of our core values.