The NOBUNTO candle workshop is based in the small village of Napier near Cape Town, , South Africa. The unemployment rate is around 50% and the workshop provides employment to mostly women of this disadvantaged community. They guarantee a FAIR income above the average. The word NOBUNTO comes from the Sotho language, meaning “For the people“. They are preserving traditional artisanal skills.
Meet the Artisans
NOBUNTO is a South African Fair Trade company that creates high quality hand-painted candles, ceramics and handcrafted greeting cards with the utmost attention to detail using mainly African inspired designs. Their mission is, in a region with high unemployment, to alleviate poverty, not only through development of industry but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible.
Based in the small village Napier, about 180 km east of Cape Town, NOBUNTO has provided employment to mostly woman of the disadvantaged community and guarantees an income for over 18 families. The unemployment rate in the area is in the region of 50%. The word NOBUNTO comes from the Sotho language, meaning "For the people".