Get the fresh | trendy | quality afro-design brand your shop needs

We design and wholesale African inspired jewelry and gifts. We are proudly South African, supplying local and international retailers. We guarantee short lead times, quality products, attention to detail and custom display solutions.

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Our Products


Shwe-Shwe Designs

Shwe-shwe fabric is used to make traditional African clothing and is manufactured in South Africa. Now shwe-shwe is used in contemporary South African fashion for women and men from all …


OldOak Designs

Our oak wood pendants are hand-made and a limited edition. This range of wooden jewellery is unique because of the origin of the wood and the way the wood is …


Plywood Designs

We try to keep our waste to a minimum and only import birch plywood from a certified source. All our off cuts are reused into making other new products. Our …

Designwerkstatt is a young African design label based in Cape Town.

We design and manufacture unique gifts and jewelry.

Designwerkstatt’s signature design fuses Scandinavian simplicity with Afro-fun creating a fresh and playful brand.

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Some fun facts about our business
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Shops we supply worldwide
8 000
Shwe-shwe magnets sold this year so far
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Different colours available in our designs