In the Eastern Cape of South Africa, entrepreneur Adele Cutten, founder of the renowned Adele’s Mohair, launches a series of Magic Mohair Gift Packs for creative crafter customers.
If you have ever wondered what to give as a gift to your creative crafter family members and friends, then help is at hand from Adele’s Mohair in South Africa. Founder Adele Cutten has created the perfect gift for crafters who want to create their own unique knitted masterpieces. The Magic Mohair Gift Packs, launching this month, use a series of easy to follow patterns that come alive with the luxurious textures, magical colours and lustre of the yarns that Adele’s Mohair is renowned for. Each gift pack contains 12 balls of yarn (9 balls of brushed and boucle Mohair yarn and 3 balls of exciting handmade novelty yarns) available in 20 gorgeous colourways, and, of course, a free pattern. These Magic Mohair Gift Packs are a handcrafters feast!
Speaking about the new Magic Mohair Gift Packs, founder Adele Cutten, says:
“For a while now, I have noted that many knitters were sharing their love of the craft with me, but had lost their ‘mojo’. Then there were those knitters that were not confident enough to try our new and wacky yarns. The no-mojo vibe I was seeing, left me wondering how we could get them back ‘to their needles’ and to try the variety of yarns in a non-threatening way! And so, the idea of creating a kit or pack to help them to get their groove back, was born. We played around with various textures, colours and ball sizes in order to knit a simple pattern – but the result had to be a ‘WOW… did I just knit that??’ We tested them on a few friends who had lost the spark in their relationship with their needles, and some that were simply nervous of experimenting with textured and wacky yarns. Well, before we knew it, they were asking for more in this colour and that colour – please! The feedback was unanimous. So, we finalised the concept of a kit /pack and got cracking. Suddenly, we had 20 different colourways to choose from and 3 different patterns to knit! Our next challenge was how to take these packs to market. Someone suggested turning this into a gift box which sounded like a fabulous idea. However, finding a box that allowed one to see inside proved to be the most difficult part of packaging this idea. As we export most of our products, these boxes had to be ‘travel-friendly’ and easy to stack on shelves in crafting stores. We eventually found a supplier that was kind enough to customize the box for us and this is where we ended up! We have called these gift boxes ‘Mohair Magic Gift packs’ because they are exactly that. They can be a gift to anyone who loves their needles.
The Magic Mohair Gift Packs are currently available from various retail outlets in South Africa and Finland or be ordered by contacting the team at Adele’s Mohair who will direct customers to their closest supplier. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Adéle’s Mohair
Adele’s Mohair is a labour-intensive cottage industry, producing designer knitting yarns, accessories and home textiles. Adéle started the business in 1983 and continues to run it adhering to fair trade and green standards. The luxurious natural fibres of mohair (from Angora goats) and Merino wool (from sheep) are locally sourced and of the finest quality. The current trend of recycle and reuse has created opportunities for innovative and contemporary design of new products. The workshop is located in the rural areas between the port cities of East London and Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Read Adele’s Startup Story.