Love Jacaranda is the manifestation of 2 best friends who are passionate about beautiful things made in South Africa. We (Natalie and Christina) met in 2001 after varsity and our friendship was cemented one afternoon in an impromptu shopping trip!
Fast forward nearly 20 years, many corporate hours, dancing, shopping, children and travelling, we decided to start our own business.
We are proud South Africans and are determined to support local industry and thereby jobs. We launched the online store in 2019 to showcase beautifully made blankets and throws that are entirely made in South Africa.
Due to the influx of cheaper products imported from other countries like China and Turkey, many South African manufacturers went out of business (as did many jobs). Aranda Textile Mills is one of the last standing factories making high quality blankets and throws. We decided to start our business by focusing on the incredible products produced at this factory. Whilst Aranda blankets are renowned for their quality, it is surprisingly difficult to find them (due to the cheaper products imported by the large retailers).
We are determined to bring these beautiful things direct to you!
Our range is a carefully curated range of products, across prices, designs, colours and yarns. The range is varied with something for everyone: soft throws in beautiful designs, luxurious bed blankets, cotton and wool cushions. You will be spoiled for choice for your home!
We also stock heritage blankets used by various cultures in South Africa including the famous Basotho blankets and the Ndebele Umbhalo.
Our range is also all machine washable (except perhaps the wool ones!)
Where Are We?
We are primarily an online store, shipping out of Johannesburg. We have been doing markets in Johannesburg in order to get people to experience the glorious quality of the products. We intend to increase this to other markets across the country.
You can also now find our products on the amazing website Platform23!
We do also sell on a wholesale basis. Please send us an enquiry if you are interested in retailing.