Pan After x Alice Oehr for Wola Nani, South Africa
Established 25 years ago, Wola Nani’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of communities and people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa. The craft project emerged in response to the unemployment of HIV positive women, this income generation programme has allowed crafters for over 20 years to earn a sustainable weekly income. Income earned by crafters has allowed them to provide shelter, food, clothing and education for their children. The programme strives to ensure these crafters have a safe working place, a sustainable future and are empowered to take greater control of their own lives and live with hope.
We worked closely with Melbourne Illustrator Alice Oehr to design a collection of prints that characterised Pan After; inspired by our textiles, clashing colour and pattern were carefully considered to create a range that works equally well individually or in any combination.
Each piece in the collection is carefully made by hand with layers and layers of paper. Available in 4 varying sizes of bowls, a cylindric bin and a large platter-style tray.
The purchase of every product made at Wola Nani directly supports the lives of these talented crafters. Pan After is committed to fair-trade practice and supporting the work of such projects - shop the collection.
“AIDS today in Africa is claiming more lives than the sum total of all wars, famines, floods and ravages of diseases such as malaria. It is devastating families and communities, depleting health care resources and robbing schools of both students and teachers.”
~ Nelson Mandela ~