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www.miamelange.com

@miamelange

miamelange

info@miamelange.com

+27(0)823574044

7BirdStreet,Stellenbosch,

SouthAfrica



ABOUT

Mia Mélange is a proudly South

African brand that handcrafts

interior décor and lifestyle

products using predominantly

100%cottonrope.

Our team of talented artisans

makeshighqualitybaskets,bowls,

planters, bags, ottomans, and

more.Eachoneofourproductsis

carefully designed and produced

with great care and attention to

detail.Thedesignsareinspiredby

alovefornature,texture,natural

materials and ancient crafting

techniques. We combine all of

thesetocreatecontemporaryand

functionaldesigns.

Wemakeallourproductsinour

studio intheWinelands townof

Stellenbosch.

MADEIN

SOUTHAFRICA

LOCALLYSOURCED

MATERIALS

ENVIRONMENTALLY

FRIENDLY

WOMAN

EMPOWERMENT

Mia Mélange products are

proudly made in South

Africa, in the Winelands

town of Stellenbosch. Our

studioandshopiscentrally

locatedwhereourteamcan

arrive and leave work in a

safeenvironment.

AtMiaMélange,weonlyuse

locally sourced materials for

all our products. Our cotton

is South African grown. All

our ropes are braided in

CapeTownandourthreadis

alsomadeinCapeTown.Our

packaging is all locally

made.

AtMiaMélange,westriveto

be as environmentally

friendly as possible. Our

manufacturing technique

ensuresthatwedonothave

waste material. We reuse

offcut materials for smaller

products and we reuse

packagingmaterials.

We strive to empower

women, especially single

moms, by teaching them a

valuable skill that enables

them to earn a decent

income and independently

takecareofthemselvesand

theirfamilies.


FAIRLABOUR

PRACTICES

HANDMADE

QUALITYOVER

QUANTITY

GIVINGBACK

Wevalueourartisansdeeply

and we believe in fair

remuneration. We strive to

create a safe and enjoyable

work environment for our

team. We take a genuine

interestintheirlivesandtry

to be as supportive as

possible.

Mia Mélange products are

handmade with love, care

andattentiontodetail.Our

artisans are incredibly

talented and have taken

yearstoperfecttheircraft.

We strive to create labourintensiveproductstocreate

employment.

At Mia Mélange, we pride

ourselvesonourquality.Our

t a l e n t e d a r t i s a n s a r e

meticulousandtakepridein

their work. We strive to

create products of the best

quality possible. We also

striveforexcellentcustomer

service.

Mia Mélange is passionate

about giving back in our

community. We regularly

donate to local causes and

run promotions to benefit

otherlocalsmallbusinesses.

Wealsogivebackwithinour

team t h ro u g h va r i o u s

initiatives.



PRODUCTS

MiaMélangemakesarangeofhomedécor

and lifestyle accessories. Our homeware

range includes bowls, table baskets and

liddedbasketsinavarietyofsizesthatare

used for storing items such as keys,

jewellery, television remote controls,

bedside table accessories, cotton wool in

thebathroom,stationeryorbusinesscards

intheoffice,orfruitandvegetablesinthe

kitchen.Wehaveacollectionofplacemats

andcoastersforthediningroom.

Thelargerbowlsandbasketsareusedfor

storingitemssuchashandtowels,bathroom

essentials, kids toys, hair dryers and

straighteners,andmagazines.Themedium

andlargefloorbasketsareusedaslaundry

baskets, or to store blankets or throws,

towels, toys, and are often also used for

larger pot plants. Mia Mélange makes a

rangeofpotplantholders,includinghanging

planters.

We also make ottomans and lampshades.

MiaMélangehasarangeofbags,including

shopperbags,clutchbags,andnetbags.We

often make custom products for interior

designersforinstallationsinhomes,lodges,

hotelsandoffices.


MATERIALS

Mia Mélange believes in sourcing local,

sustainable, high quality materials. Our

products are predominantly made from

100% cotton rope. Farmers who are

membersoftheBetterCottonInitiative(BCI)

growthecottoninSouthAfrica.Theyarns

arespuninSouthAfricanmills.Theropeis

braided locally in Cape Town. A company

thatiscommittedtorunningtheirbusiness

in an ethical, socially responsible and

environmentally sustainable manner

manufacturesourthreadsinCapeTown.To

achieveavarietyofcolours,wedyetherope

used in some of our products. We use

productsthatpasstherequirementsofthe

ECOPASSPORTbyOEKO‐TEX®certification.

OEKO‐TEX®providesanindependenttoolto

manage and verify the chemicals towards

greenerchemistry.


PROCESS

MiaMélangeproductsaremadebycoilingropeand

stitchingitinplace.Weusehighquality,tightlybraided

ropewithtightstitchingtoachieverigidshapes.Our

teamofartisansistaughthowtosewinthismanner,

andhowtoshapetheproducts.Weareabletoachieve

arangeofshapes,includingroundbowls,cylindrical

planters,largefloorbaskets,ovalbaskets,rectangular

baskets, uniquely shaped clutch bags, net bags, and

evenhatsandjewellery.Weusethenaturalcottonfor

mostofourproducts,whichresultsinabeautifulivory

colour. We use two methods to achieve different

colourways.Thefirstisusing dyedropeorcolourful

polyropeinourproducts,andthesecondisbyusing

different colour threads. We also sometimes use

naturaljuteropewiththeivorycolourcottonrope.


HISTORY

MiaDanielifoundedMiaMélangein2014.

Miawasbornintoamulticulturalfamily,toa

SwissmotherandanIsraelifather.Herfamily

travelledoftenandlivedinmanydifferent

countries, giving Mia her love for diverse

cultures.Aftergraduatingwithadegreein

textiledesign,MiarelocatedtoSouthAfrica

and established the brand Mia Mélange.

Mélange means ‘mixture’ or ‘blend’ in

French.Italsoreferstoatypeofyarnthatis

commonly used in the textile and fashion

industries. Mia Mélange basically means

‘Mia'sMix’.Attheendof2017,Miamoved

back home. Before she left, Mia sold the

business to Jeanneke Malan who shares

Mia's values and is committed to

maintainingMiaMélange’shighstandardof

quality, unique designs, and core ethics.

Jeannekehasabackgroundinarchitecture

and urban design. She is a proud South

Africanwhoaspirestocreateopportunities

forpeoplefromthelocalcommunity.


TODAY

TheMiaMélangestudio,wherewehandcraftallourproducts,andanadjoiningretailshop,is

locatedinStellenbosch’shistoricaltowncentre.WealsohavearetailoutletattheWatershedat

theV&AWaterfrontinCapeTown.MiaMélangesupplieshandcraftedproductstoselective

design shopsacrossSouthAfrica.Ourproductsarestockedinexclusivestoresworldwide,

includinginNorthAmerica,Europe,theUK,Asia,AustraliaandAfrica.

We supply interior designers across the world.

Ourproductshavebeeninstalledinlodges,

hotelsandhomesacrossSouthernAfrica,

Rwanda, Madagascar, Europe, the

UnitedStates,Japan,HongKong,

SoutheastAsia,theMiddleEast

andAustralia.

Mia Mélange has been featured in the

media many times, in print and online. Our

products have been exhibited at various

national and international expos. Most

recently, one of our products, exhibited by

MbareHome+Gift,wonaBestNewProduct

Award at the Handmade® Global Design

section of NY Now in New York in February

2019.

WORLDWIDEDELIVERY

MiaMélangeshipsworldwide!Weworkwithreputable

courier companies who offer a fast, reliable and

affordableservice.

DUTYFREE

MiaMélangeproductseligiblefordutyfreeimportinto

theUSAundertheAGOAagreement. Forimports into

Europe,MiaMélangeusesEUR1certificatesforreduced

ornilratesofimportduties.


TEAM

Mia Mélange believes in

creating opportunities for

peoplefromourcommunity.

Weaimtoteachthemembers

of our team valuable skills,

provide them with an ability

toearnadecentincome,and

e m p o w e r t h e m t o b e

independent and able to

supportthemselvesandtheir

families.


UNEMPLOYMENTINSOUTHAFRICA

37% 42% 67% 44%

WOMEN

BLACK

AFRICAN

WOMEN

YOUTH

(15‐24)

YOUTH

(25‐34)

ThemostrecentemploymentstatisticsreleasedbyStats

SArevealsthatunemploymentinSouthAfricaisatits

highestleveleversinceitstartedwiththesesurveysin

2008. Youth and women are the hardest hit. The

unemployment rate among women in South Africa is

37.3%.BlackAfricanwomenarethemosteffected,with

anunemploymentrateof41.5%.Youthunemployment

ofthoseaged15‐24is66.5%,and43.8%forthoseaged

25‐34.

EMPLOYMENTATMIAMÉLANGE

84% 79% 63% 47%

WOMEN

BLACK/

COLOURED

PEOPLE

BLACK/

COLOURED

WOMEN

YOUTH

(21‐34)

TheMiaMélangeteamis84%female.37%ofourteam

areblackAfricanwomenand26%arecolouredwomen.

21%areyouth(15‐24)and26%are21‐34yearsold.Of

thenewartisanswehaveemployedoverthelastfew

months, five are women; four fall under the youth

category(undertheageof34);andthreeofthemare

blackAfricanwomen.Weareverygratefulthatweare

able to play a small part in lowering South Africa's

unemploymentrate,particularlyforthosehardesthit.


IVORYCOLLECTION



STITCHEDCOLLECTION



LIQUORICECOLLECTION



BLACKBLOCKCOLLECTION



MIDNIGHTCOLLECTION



MOONLIGHTCOLLECTION



JUTECOLLECTION



JUTE&CHARCOAL

COLLECTION



JUTE&BLUE‐GREY

COLLECTION



GREENERYCOLLECTION



BRIGHTSCOLLECTION



MBIZICOLLECTION



COBBLEGREYCOLLECTION



CELEBRATESPRING&SUMMER

COLLECTION







LOADSHEDDINGCOLLECTION

Readmoreaboutour

LOADSHEDDING

COLLECTIONHERE



MACRAMÉ

SUNSETFOG

COLLECTION



MACRAMÉ

OLIVEFOREST

COLLECTION



SUNNY‐SIDE‐UPCOLLECTION



JUTEJUNGLECOLLECTION



JUTEJUNGLEPLACEMATS

COLLECTION





LEATHER‐TRIMCOLLECTION



FRUITPASTILLESCOLLECTION



TASSELS

Readmore

aboutour

TASSELSHERE



EARRINGS

Readmoreaboutour

LOCKDOWNEARRINGS

HERE





CUSTOMISATION


Mia Mélange manufactures

custom products on request.

Wecancustomiseshapes,sizes

and colours. We offer custom

design for large retail outlets,

wholesale customers, interior

designers, corporate gifting

customers,etc.


UNPACKING&MERCHANDISING

PACKAGING

Please note that when we pack our

products, we often fold them. Due to the

productsbeingmadefromrope,itiseasyto

bend the products back to their original

shape.Pleasevisit care.miamelange.comfor

aguidetoreshapeproducts.

TASSELS

Thetasselsarewrappedintissuepaperto

reducetheriskoftanglingduringshipping.

Please remove the tissue paper when

merchandising. Tassels can be gently

combedwithasmallcomb.

MERCHANDISING

In our experience, merchandising

collections together produces the best

results.Weusuallydisplayeachcollectionby

themselves. As an alternative, the Ivory,

Stitched (Black) and Liquorice Collections

canalsobemerchandisedtogether.Wehave

learnt that our products sell best when

merchandised in a group as apposed to

beingscatteredacrossastoreandusedfor

displayingotherproducts.

MAINTENANCE

To ensure the products remain in good

condition, always use a tray or plastic

container for displaying plants in the

baskets.Ourproductsaremadefromrope

which is a textile that can fold. When

stacking our products, ensure that the

bottom products do not carry too much

weight to prevent them from folding.

Reshapeanddustoutproductsoften.

Please see the care guide for cleaning

instructions:care.miamelange.com

MiaMélangeproductsaresometimesfoldedto

ensuretheyarenotdamagedduringdelivery.



PRODUCTCAREGUIDE

MiaMélangeproductsarehandcraftedand

variancesmayoccur.Notwoproductswill

be exactly the same. Dimensions, shapes,

stitchingandcolouringmayvaryslightly.

Our baskets are made of rope, which is a

textile.Atextileisaflexiblematerialmade

bycreatinganinterlockingnetworkofyarns.

Thismeansthatourbasketsareflexible,and

theyarenotasrigidaswicker,wood,plastic,

metal or any other non‐flexible material.

Withpropercare,ourbasketswillmaintain

theirshapes.Ifyourbasketbecomes'floppy'

overtime,reshapethebasketbyshakingit

out and firmly stuffing the basket with

blankets,towelsorpillows.Pleaseseethe

carevideosonourwebsite.

Whenusingourproductstoholdpotplants,

please be sure to use a waterproof pot

withoutholesatthebottom,oralternatively

please place a tray in the cotton planter

underneaththepotplant.Ourplantersare

NOTwaterproof.


MiaMélangeproductscanbecleaned

withoutsoaporwater,ortheycanbe

lightlyspot‐cleanedwithsoapandwater.

Smallerproductsaremachine‐washable.

Forproductcareinstructionsand

videos,pleasevisit:

care.miamelange.com

HOWTOCLEANWITHOUTWATER&SOAP:

HOWTOMACHINE‐WASHSMALLERPRODUCTS:

HOWTOMACHINE‐WASHBAGS:

MAINTAININGTHEBASKET'SSHAPE:



Pleaseemail info@miamelange.comforthepricelist.

MiaMélangeofferstradediscounts,wholesaleprices,andbulkdiscounts.

PleaseseetheTermsandConditionsontheProductList.


HandcraftedinSouthAfrica

www.miamelange.com

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