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Tuesday, February 20, 2024



(Above: The buzz at I heart Market)

The regular I heart Market, which takes place this month on Saturday March 2 at Northlands Primary School, in Durban North, from 09h00 to 14h00 is an opportunity to dive into the vibrant world of some of Durban’s finest artisans and craft makers.

The Market is renowned for its impeccable ethos of craftsmanship with quality being the focus of the carefully-curated selection of handcrafted treasures spanning fashion, décor, jewellery, candles, natural skincare, kids' clothing, toys, deli goods, delicious meals, and much more.

(Right: Nomfundo Cebekhulu - Isimodeni Jewellery)

Manager of the Market, Tanith Molliere, says: “At I heart Market, we are not just a marketplace; we are a celebration of the local creative spirit. Our market pulsates with the heartbeat of Durban's makers, showcasing the dedication and passion of homegrown artisans, creators, and entrepreneurs.”

"We believe in the power of shopping local," says Tanith. "Our ethos revolves around saying YES to unique, locally produced goods. Think of handcrafted, artisanal, organic, repurposed, or upcycled items - each telling a story of creativity and authenticity. We say NO to imported goods and mass production, championing the essence of craftsmanship and individuality. Our customers can feel a sense of pride knowing that they are supporting our local creative community, and helping to uplift and empower small businesses.”

(Left: Nadia Geyser of Bud Fashion Accessories with helper Holly Geyser)

In line with the Market’s commitment to fostering community connections, new traders are invited to join the market and can apply through the website:

In addition to the diverse array of artisanal offerings, the Market offers a dedicated kids' play area (with a pram park), helping to create a stress-free outing for parents and children alike, and the venue is the School Hall which is air-conditioned, enabling the market to take place rain or shine.

Parking is available in designated school areas, with security guards to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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