After studying and graduating from BAS (Bachelor in Architectural Science) at UCT I decided to change my route and move to entrepreneurship. I have always wanted to own my own company. I am an extremely creative person and doing business is an extremely creative process. I completed a post graduate degree in Management in Entrepreneurship at UCT. This, combined with my compassionate heart and creativity, launched me into starting up an NPO called the Lavender Upliftment Trust
On the 7th of July we hosted our 8th lavender education session at Hillwood Primary in Lavender Hill. Around 50 children learnt all about the healing benefits of lavender and how they can use it in their own homes for medicinal purposes, relaxation and to make products. After getting all the theory out of the way, the kids were taught how to make lavender cuttings (the baby from which a lavender plant will grow). The next half hour was spent getting their hands dirty as they
At Lavender in Lavender Hill our social aim is to support job creation and entrepreneurial empowerment in the Lavender Hill community and surrounding Cape Town areas. For this reason we mainly work with community and underprivileged producers, small enterprises, entrepreneurs and companies that support job creation and empowerment. Janine Roberts and Ukama Holdings make up one element of our production team and does just that!
Ukama Holdings is our packaging partner that pa
Marcelle van Zyl, owner of Lavender in Lavender Hill, tells us how her business is making a difference in the community of Cape Town's Lavender Hill. Go to www.MzansiStore.com to buy their Lavender infused products. #mzansi #mzansistore #mzansistorecom #lavender #lavendercapetown #lavenderinlavenderhill #lavenderhill #socialenterprise #socialentrepreneur #naturalproduct #communityeudation #communityupliftment #hopesoap #bodyrange #bodyproducts #lavenderoil #essentiallavendero
Lavender in Lavender Hill products are high quality, health beneficial, all natural lavender body and food products. These special products were designed to have a social conscience while making you feel loved and pampered. All products contain essential lavender oil, leaves or flowers. Their products are crafted with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients. They are free from petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances and harmful chemicals. These products are
As we swiftly move towards the end of yet another year, it is time to pause and look back over 2014 - its highs, lows, achievements and everything that was learnt. Life can be so busy and without putting time aside to assess the year that has passed it is so easy to stumble head first into yet another year without acknowledging achievements, praising people for their good work and setting goals for the new year ahead. Without a doubt, we had an exciting year at the Lavender
Lavender in Lavender Hill Products at the Homemakers Expo Cape Town. Featured on 48 Hours TV on Cape Town TV. #thenext48hourstv #48hours #lavender #cticc #capetownconventioncentre #television #homemakersexpo #ctv #capetowntv #communityeducation #communityupliftment #enterprisedevelopment #expo #houtbayharbourmarket #lavendercapetown #lavenderhill #marcellevanzyl #marketonthewharf #naturalproduct #newworldfoundation #skillstraining #socialenterprise #upliftment #va #waterfront
By RoxyK We all love body, skin and hair care products that work to hydrate the skin and also give the body an overall clean, fresh smell. Many people prefer natural products, specifically those that do not irritate the skin, and that can even lead to skin disorders. So, our research took us to the naturally beneficial properties of lavender. Lavender plants are aromatic, evergreen small shrubs grown here in the African region. The plant has small blue or purple flowers which
On the 26th of August, 35 ladies form Retreat Church learnt all about Lavender with Lavender in Lavender Hill.
On that rainy Saturday an hour and half was spent learning about the qualities of lavender and how to use it. The most exciting part of the day was getting their hands dirty while learning to take cuttings and make baby lavender plants. These they took home to grow.
To date in 2014 Lavender in Lavender Hill has done 4 education sessions, educated 125 people and h
2 August saw the Fine Women Business Expo, Cape Town rolling out the red carpet at the annual Old Mutual Fine Women Business Showcase. What a wonderful day we had. 2014 was the first year where Lavender in Lavender Hill participated in this networking expo. Over 60 women exhibitors showing their products, services and talents proved again that women are at the forefront of entrepreneurial growth and development and certainly have style, innovation and credibility in the busi