Kate Barnett: “Living in the Slowveld is laid back and easy, we have a terrific quality of life. Simply Slowveld reflects that.”
March 2017 brought autumn and a new shopping experience to White River – Simply Slowveld opened at Casterbridge Lifestyle Centre to many exclamations over the elegant décor and sophisticated design. In the words of partner Kate Barnett, “Simply Slowveld is an authentic and stylish celebration of life at its best in the Lowveld.”
The idea for a retail outlet grew from the success of We Are White River’s range of Slowveld and White River tee-shirts which were sold mainly through the Bagdad Farmer’s Market. Demand came in from all corners and all days of the week and so a shop was born.
Partner and Designer Sue San Giorgio has filled the space with elegant tableware and a beautiful array of ladies linen clothing. The popular ranges of men’s and ladies tee-shirts have been supplemented by the arrival of the Jack, Sophie and Winston collection, depicting the casual, outdoor and fun Slowveld lifestyle. Bags, notebooks and mugs make wonderful and useful gifts to take home and if you live locally and absolutely can’t decide which gem to choose, Simply Slowveld have gift vouchers too.
Fans of the annual Chicken Challenge GRIP fundraiser will be pleased to know that not only are some of the unsold 2016 chicks nesting in Simply Slowveld awaiting purchase by a kind soul and a new home, there is an assortment of cards and coasters printed with a selection of the most gorgeous 2016 chickens. A contribution from the sale of the Chicken goods will be given directly to GRIP.
Ever conscious of local collaboration and including local designers, artists and suppliers, Simply Slowveld actively seeks to source as much as possible from White River and Nelspruit so shoppers can be assured that the Rands they spend here are spread further than one local business. Everything about the space and the shopping experience is relaxed and personal. Kate gathered the seed pods while Sue extended her talents beyond clothing and the gorgeous prints into interior design, personally painting the walls and fittings.
It’s all simply…gorgeous. And local. It is The Good Life.
Open Mon – Fri 09h00 – 16h30, Saturday 09h00 – 16h00, Sundays and Public Holidays 09h00 – 15h00
Cell: Kate 082 900 1453 / Sue 082 482 0740
Simply Slowveld is on Facebook