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2011 FALL / HOLIDAY COLLECTION

creative products with a conscience


Beauty. Creativity.

Be Sweet brings socially and environmentally friendly products to fashionable consumers.

Products that evoke an individual style and help support community development around

the world. The collection includes hand knit scarves, shawls, hats, cardigans, and more.

Resourcefulness.

Be Sweet began when Nadine Curtis lived in Cape Town, South Africa and was inspired to

work with job creation programs that give artisans the confidence and the means to support

themselves and their families in an otherwise economically depressed region. The programs

have grown to include over 200 crafters, comprised of mostly female members of the Xhosa

Tribe who live in the Western and Eastern Cape regions. The employment is based on

learning new marketable skills, sustainable growth, fair wages, and enjoyment.

Be Sweet donates a portion of its profits to a non-profit educational support program in Cape Town called Bright

Start and the Shaw Park School, a primary and secondary school in the Eastern Cape where many of the mohair

group participants’ children attend. Be Sweet is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.


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SEA POINT “STOCkINETTE” NECk wARmER

Handspun merino neck scarf with twisted button closure.

Code: LD- Size: 25” long Available in all mohair colors on page 10.


SEA POINT “SEED STITCH”

NECk wARmER

Handspun Merino seed stitch neck scarf.

Code: LD-02 Size: 22” long

mERINO mITTS

Easy going Handspun Merino fingerless mitts.

Code: SS-96 Size: 7” long

Available in all mohair colors on page 10.

AFRICAN SCARFLETTE

Detailed with metallic crochet lacey edging.

Code: LD-78 Size: 5 x 28 ”

BIG APPLE HEADBAND

Handspun Merino cabled band with button

closure. Code: LD-03 Size: 4 x 21”

Available in all mohair colors on page 10.

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FUNk T-SHIRT CAT (COwL + HAT)

Chunky cowl with drawstring pulls to convert to a slouchy hat.

Made with remnant t-shirt cotton/viscose. Colors may vary.

Code: LD-01 Size: 9 x 13”


COTTON CIRCLE SCARF

Available in Bamboo + Bambino!

Code: NV-14 Size: 15 x 16”

Colors: Bamboo on page 15,

Bambino (cotton + bamboo) shown online.

mOHAIR TUBE COLLAR

Oversized circle scarf can be worn around

the neck or shoulders. Available in Fluffy /

Boucle / with Tassels.

Code: SS-88 Size: 16 x 19”

Colors: Mohair colors on page 10.

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ADELE SHAwL

Detailed with metallic crochet lacey edging.

Code: SS-91a Size: 22 x 80”


FINE FELT SCARF

Detailed with felt overlay.

Code: SS-92 Size: 12 x 88”

FRANCES PULLOVER

Two tone pullover poncho on the bias.

Code: NV-16 Size: 20 x 31”

Lace weight extra fine baby mohair shawls are made

to order in 70+ hand dyed colors shown on page 10.

PIRATE SHAwL

Detailed with merino wool felt balls.

Code: SS-91 Size: 22 x 80”

FINE PASHmINA

Detailed with crochet lacey edging.

Code: SS-03a Size: 22 x 80”

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mOHAIR + mERINO COLOR CHART

Natural Sand Camel Dark Camel Peach Dusty Pink Hyacinth Heather Fuchsia Burgundy

49 11c 11a 11b 3 39 37a 33 37c 34

Bright Pink Baby Pink Aubergine Pale Mauve Mauve Pale Jacaranda Jacaranda Indigo Pale Amethyst Amethyst

37 36 35a 31 30 48 47 35c 30b 30a

Dark Blue Plum Midnight Dark Denim Light Demin Baby Blue Bright Turquoise Deep Turquoise Royal Blue Pale Green Turquoise

35b 21 19a 19b 22a 27 28 22 18 28a

Sea Green Lichen Pine View Avocado Grass Green Potion Acid Green Lime Khaki Olive Olive Green

17 17a 14b 15 16 13b 15b 15a 14a 13

Eau de Nil Tobacco Mustard Wheat Lemon Buttercup Acid Yellow Sunshine Saffron Orange

18a 10 10b 11 8 7b 7c 7 7a 6

Orange Fizz Burnt Orange Copper Pale Rust Rust Dark Rust Tomato Burnt Red Red Dark Brick

6a 5 12c 12b 12 12a 5a 1a 1 45b

Poppy

Mahogony

Oyster / Linen

Chocolate Brown Chocolate Light Grey Dark Grey Charcoal Black

41a 41 24 24a 25

Limpopo

16b

mOHAIR SwING wRAP

Aloe Light Heather Rose

Colors not shown:

Lapis, Mink, Navy

Medium weight brushed baby mohair swing cardigan

with long fronts. Wear this piece so many ways.

Code: NV-13C

Size: One size fits most.

Colors: Mohair colors on page 10 including

Natural (shown).


LIGHT AS A FEATHER wRAP

Medium weight brushed baby mohair with a detailed

crochet lacey edging and a hint of sparkle metallic.

Made to order in 70+ hand dyed baby mohair colors on

page 10 (shown in Camel and Watermelon).

Code: SS-77

Cable Style also available! (shown in camel inset)

Available in three sizes:

Wrap: 40 x 80” Shawl: 17 x 80” Scarf: 9 x 65”

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OSTRICH SHAwL + SHRUG

Fancy and wearable mohair wraps with

tassels and ostrich feather trim.

Shawl -- Code: SS-15 Size: 22 x 72”

Shrug --Code: SS-50m Size: 9 x 35”

Colors: Mohair colors on page 10

including Black and Olive (shown).


STRIPED SHAwL / SCARF

Easy to wear slightly sheer mohair shawl with or without tassels. Available

striped or solid - medium or fine weight. Detailed with a crochet edge.

Code: med SS-11s fine SS-76 / 78

Size: 11 x 40” (scarf)

22 x 80” (shawl)

Colors: Shakespeare

(shown) and choices below.

Shifting Sands Cappuccino Sage

Stawberry Shortcake Pebble Beach Herbs and Spices

Smoke Nemo’s world Underwater

Perfect Pinks Highland Heather Shakespeare

Rosewood wild Berries Forest Fruits


BAmBOO SwING CARDIGAN

Made in super soft bamboo, this wrap

cardigan sweater is perfect for everday

wear and travel for all seasons.

Machine washable.

Code: NV-13

Size: One size fits most.

Colors: Color range below including

Storm and Silver (shown).

bamboo colors:

Baby Pink Girl Pink Rasberry Pink Purple Sugar Purple Plum Lilac Red Violet Aubergine Deep Purple Lavender

674 620 659 605 645 644 614 683 685 636 619

Violet Blue Bell Pale Sky Midnight Indigo Amethyst Dark Denim Royal Sky Blue Eyes Baby Blue

668 638 615 661 632 633 677 607 634 646 663

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Light Aqua Medium Aqua Sea Green Turquoise Slate Silver Dunes Stormy Sea Jade Turquoise Green Light Turquoise

667 665 609 608 616 637 684 630 625 631 635

Silver Mint Silver Green Meadow Pistachio Camo Green Fern Army Khaki Green Gold Green Forest Kelly Green

626 622 664 627 641 618 624 652 628 640 643

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avail yet

New Grass Spring Green Mint Green Tea Baby Yellow Spark Sun Ray Mustard Coral Orange Tiger

660 651 617 621 606 650 647 604 658 613 662

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Red Orange Peach Sand Taupe Champagne Golden Caramel Chocolate Light Rust Dark Army Flame

649 670 655 657 623 611 654 656 612 653 669

Crimson Rust Copper Garnet Black Storm Blue Grey Grey Natural

673 672 648 671 601 639 686 629 600

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kAROO CREwNECk

100% Bamboo sweater with striped edging

Made to order with colors shown on page 15

(Storm with Spring Green shown)

Code: NV-17 Sizes: S/M, M/L

BAmBOO HAT

From our Sweet Baby collection and made

in ultra soft, 100% bamboo yarn with an

elegant sheen that is eco-friendly, antibacterial,

and machine washable. Makes

a wonderful baby gift! Matching baby

and adult sizes. Solid and two tone.

Code: baby NV-07, adult NV-09

Size: 6-12 months baby, adult one size.

ADDO A-LINE PULLOVER

100% Bamboo aline sweater with piping detail.

Made to order with colors shown on page 15

(Lavender shown)

Code: NV-18 Sizes: S/M, M/L


801

petal pink

EmmA TUNIC SwEATER

Hand knit with a mohair/wool/silk blend fiber. Soft and feminine.

802

hibiscus

Code: NV-20 Size: S/M, M/L

803

lipstick

808

fawn

804

grape

809

chestnut

805

sapphire

810

steel

806

powder blue

807

moss


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mIELIE

This hooked rug bag and accessory collection is is committed to using environmentally

conscious reclaimed materials such as remnant t-shirt cotton fiber. Mielie produces an

extensive range of bags, clutches, and home goods. The weaver artisans work from home

and get paid a fair wage per piece produced. The entire selection of designs are shown on

our website at www.besweetproducts.com

Square or circle button shaped cushions

with cotton zip closure backing.

GUm DROP SQUARE

Code: M- 120a Code: M-125-45

Size: 12x12” Size: 18x18”

CROCHET COVER

Includes a cushion base.

Fits over a milk crate to create a stool.

Code: M-129c

Size: 13x18” 15” high

*all cubes and cushions ship flat


YogainSchools

Limited edition yoga cushion that help support a program to bring yoga into urban schools.

Carnival

Tortoise

Black + White

Dots

YOGA CUSHION

Cotton canvas base WITH zip closure Filled with firm foam.

Available in five limited edition designs. Code: M-120c Size: 17x13x5”

Purple

Heart

Pale

Paisleys

Beige

Spring Blossom

BE SWEET in collaboration with YMJ Consulting Group has established a “Yoga in Schools”

program. The mission of this program is to bring yoga and all of its wonderful benefits into

urban schools located in the United States. Yoga offers incredibly positive benefits for the mind,

body and spirit. Whether you practice yoga once a week, or once a day, we all understand how

amazing it can be.

The idea came about after finding out about an Earth Child program in Khayelitsha, South

Africa (which is where many of the Mielie artisans live) that started us thinking about getting

a yoga program into some of the schools here in the US. Ironically, Nadine Curtis on a recent

visit to Cape Town, saw one of the test pieces that Mielie had recently made and thought it

would make a wonderful “yoga mediation cushion”. The idea was born to donate a percentage

of retail sales of the “yoga mediation cushion” to fund “Yoga in Schools”.

The “Yoga for Schools” program will provide an initial orientation to school staff by a certified

yoga instructor, a kick-off kit, yoga mats to be used for general instruction to a specific grade

level, an initial supply of yoga mat cleaner, yoga mats for all students in that grade level that

complete the school year yoga program along with a simple yoga workbook for home use.

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mOHAIR SCARF OR SHAwL

Cozy and warm, this uber soft baby

mohair range is available ALL fluffy with

tassels, ALL boucle with crochet edges, or

Heaven ‘n Hell (fluff and boucle).

Code: SS-30

Size: scarf -- 12 x 30” shawl -- 24 x 60”

Colors: Mohair colors on page 10

including Chocolate and Sand (shown).

BE SwEET INC.

1315 Bridgeway

Sausalito, California 94965

USA

tel + 1 415 331 9676

fax +1 415 331 9686

info@besweetproducts.com

www.besweetproducts.com

“THE mINI” mOHAIR SCARF

Short and sweet this soft baby mohair

scarf is ideal for holiday gift giving!

Code: SS-19mini

Size: 5 x 46”

Colors: Mohair colors on page 10

including Burnt Orange (shown).

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