|Phone:||+27 (0)28 424 2829
|Fax:||+27 (0)28 425 1030|
|Address:||13 Cereal Street
|Hours:||Monday - Friday: 09h00 to 17h30 Saturdays: 09h00 to 13h00|
What began as a hobby / home industry in Ilse Appelgryn’s kitchen in 1993 quickly took on a life of its own and became a fully-fledged family business in 1994 – making Kapula 20 years old today.
Our candles are all hand-made in Bredasdorp, using only the best imported raw materials. They are then hand painted with original designs, most inspired by our African heritage and composed of bright / vivid colours and patterns. Just over five years ago we expanded into ceramics production, bringing our unique designs to this medium too.
Whilst a large part of our business is domestic, Kapula has been exporting in vast quantities to clients such as Unicef for well over ten years. Currently our largest international client is Contigo, a Fair Trade retailer and wholesale distributor based in Germany, which supplies over 700 World Shops across Western Europe. We are also currently making inroads (via trade shows and agents) into markets in the USA and Middle East, as well as Australia and the Far East.
In 1999 we opened our own retail outlet in a quaint old barn on the same block as our factory, which has gone from strength to strength over the years - today it is a major destination for visitors to Bredasdorp, with tour buses stopping in most days to shop and enjoy a cup of tea in the garden.
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