Schysst Jul 2012

Varorna är packade och nu är vi på väg till Stockholm för att vara med på Schysst Jul marknaden.

Vi kommer dessutom att medverka under seminarieprogrammet med information från Chankwakwa Ltd.


Lördag 1 december: 11-17
Söndag 2 december: 11-16

Var: Brygghuset, Norrtullsgatan 12 N (T-bana Odenplan) i Stockholm

Den 1-2 december 2012 anordnar Forum Syd och Studiefrämjandet i samarbete med ett flertal organisationer och företag Schysst Jul /Ekojul– den rättvisa och ekologiska julmarknaden.

Schysst Jul är en årlig julmarknad där du kan köpa klappar tillverkade med respekt för mänskliga rättigheter och miljö. På marknaden medverkar ett flertal organisationer och företag som på olika sätt arbetar med rättvis handel, miljö, mänskliga rättigheter och andra globala utvecklingsfrågor. I samband med julmarknaden anordnas även en rad spännande seminarier, tävlingar och andra aktiviteter.

Seminarieprogrammet under Schysst jul där bla UnEarth/Savannahome medverka:

Lördag 1 december

11.30-12.00: The Long Road into Europe – Reflections from Chankwakwa Ltd
A small scale African producer talks about the challenges and opportunities in producing their sun dried mango for the European market. Arr: UnEarth AB/ SavannaHome

Mera information på Schysst Jul hemsida.


National Geographic Newswatch have captured Tribal Textiles upcycling story.  Amazing Bag by Zambia’s Tribal Textiles Turns Used Sacks Into Fashion.

Founder and director of Tribal Textiles, Gillie Lightfoot, wanted to give something back to the local community of Mfuwe, on the outskirts of South Luangwa National Park. Seeing how many “mealie” sacks were being discarded, Gillie got in touch with the Zambian National Milling Corporation, who were desperate to dispose of their leftover bags. Gillie and her team are now creatively transforming these used sacks into eye-catching bags, purses, and pencil cases. All of the profits from these one-of-a-kind bags go directly to local charity Project Luangwa to help educate children in the Luangwa Valley


A selction of  Tribal Textiles bags, cushion covers, table runners and wall hangings in the  Tribal Art, Fire Range at SavannaHome.


For those who Dare.

För de som vågar.


African Colour Forecast 2013

Plascon, one of Southern Africas largest paint manufactureres released their colour forecast for 2013. The history of Plascon SA stretches back more than a century to 1889, when an enterprising young Welshman named Herbert Evans arrived in Johannesburg and began producing floor polish, carriage varnish, and ready-mixed tinted paints – a first for the country. Plascon have played an important role in modern home decor in larger parts of Southern Africa.

Here are their highlights. I have added products from the Savannahome range in respective colour schemes.

Colour trends are influenced by the mood of society; we are drawn to colours that reflect how we feel. When stressed, we are drawn to gentle blues, greens and neutral colours and when we need a bit of motivation and energy, we crave more energetic reds and oranges. Our uncertain and changing environment has us seeking some balance and harmony in our lives and this led to the forecast theme being called “Balance”.

The forecast consists of four palettes – Simplicity, Contrast, Pause and Dare. The colours in these palettes are designed to help you bring balance and harmony in your home.


This is an honest palette. A base of chalky whites and neutrals appeals to our desire for calm and an uncluttered space – a space where we can relax and refresh our soul. The addition of green links us to nature and the metallics provide a lift and add to the sophistication of this palette.

Plascon Colour Forecast 2013 – “Balance” – Simplicity Palette

Key Influences: Everyday escape, understated elegance, raw textures, copper, antique gold and silver, safari chic, modern sanctuary spaces.

From the Savannahome range

Hand Knitted cushion covers

Hand Knitted cushion covers


This palette sees the continuation of deep blues and greys that have been so popular this year. Light and dark denim blues are also included in the palette. This palette is given an energy boost with the inclusion of high-contrast optimistic, bright yellow and fuchsia pink.

Key influences: 50s urban chic, colour defined spaces, vintage brights, sophisticated energy, optimism.

Tanya Leather Bag

Tanya Leather Bag


Pastel colours have been a highlight of many designer collections on the catwalk, including Ralph Lauren (inspired by The Great Gatsby), Louis Vuitton, Prada and Fendi. These soft washes of colour look as beautiful on walls as they do on the catwalk. This palette of pastels is calming and uplifting and can be easily introduced to a scheme, as they work well with neutrals and greys.

Key Influences: Icy tones, Great Gatsby, 1920s, shimmer and sparkle, nostalgia, soft and subtle.

Butterfly Hot Pink Wall Hanging

Butterfly Hot pink Wall Hanging


Time for us to shift gears and move out of our comfort zones! These zinc toned brights are energy-boosting, without being manic and are great for colour-blocking and feature walls.

Key Influences: Afro-chic, colour-blocked geometrics, folk-inspired art and craft, retro brights, bold minimalism.

Masarurwa Coffee Table

Masarurwa Coffee Table