The Craft + Design Institute (CDI) is a South African non-profit company with 17 years of success in developing creative people, small businesses and the craft and design sector at large in South Africa.

The CDI is a catalytic agent of change in South Africa, and passionate about developing appropriately skilled and resourced craft and design practitioners who can successfully grow their businesses. The CDI believes that entrepreneurship is the key to unlocking economic growth in South Africa and provides an annual programme of activities to help South African creatives thrive.

Contact us today if you are interested in sourcing beautiful South African products.

We facilitate the procurement of uniquely designed, locally made products from South Africa’s brightest design stars, emerging talent and creative entrepreneurs we work with. We promote responsible sourcing from small manufacturers who have a high social impact in job creation and low carbon footprints.

We also offer a solution to meet your custom design needs. Whether it is a bespoke trophy for an awards ceremony, customised décor for a new office or an upcoming corporate event, or a range of personalised corporate gifts, we can assist you in making a uniquely South African statement.

Alternatively visit our store at the Watershed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town: