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 quality. The range of luxury lifestyle products which may be purchased online, through retail shops, décor boutiques and independent interior designers, includes hand printed and foiled cushions, glassware, bags, scented candles , soaps & lotions 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 a team of talented women and devoted mothers working together to create a legacy.
From Left: Karin Wood (Finance & Operations); Suzanne Snowdowne (Business Development); Thea Hurenkamp (Digital Marketing & Design); Michelle Lynch (Client Relationship Manager – KZN); Kirsty Rafferty (Client Relationship Manager – WC); Tariro Hlamiti – Production & Warehouse Assistant; Rene Roos (Client Relationship Manager – GP)
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 are a female-owned company with a passion for telling stories through our products in a way that inspires people. The story of Africa is told through the fragrances themselves but also through the dramatic artwork that adorns our packaging. Each item we produce connects you to the natural landscape and the many cultures and emotions woven into it.
As an environmentally and socially responsible company, we recognise that simply telling these stories is not enough. Our mission is to be a force for positive change in our immediate community and the wider continent by finding ways to give back to our original muse, Africa.