Sparrow Society ethically manufactured the Everyday Artefacts range, an ethical homeware and accessories range, designed with slow living in mind.  We interviewed Margie, the owner of Everyday Artefacts to learn more about her business, her vision and inspiration for the collection. Her range is now also available directly from the Sparrow Society online store

Tell us about Everyday Artefacts? Who is Everyday Artefacts?

Everyday Artefacts is an ethical homeware and accessories range, designed with slow living in mind. Each item is thoughtfully made and I hope that you’ll get a lot of good, everyday use out of them. I hope your bag, apron or placemat will stir up fond memories for years to come.

What inspired you to start the Everyday Artefacts product line?

The line was created out of a desire to make something tactile; slowly and by hand — a welcome break from too much work at the computer. For me, slow living is about connection: connecting with nature, other people and, in this case, re-connecting with the making process. As far as possible I source locally made, organic materials – such as the 100% cotton canvas fabric. Each design is screen printed by hand.

Where does your design inspiration come from?

Playing around with geometric shapes is very satisfying. A lot of my inspiration comes from architecture, 1920s textile design and patterns or shapes I come across in everyday life.

What is your best selling product?

The large beach tote with its leather straps in secret inside pocket is by far the best seller in this range. (Shop the bag right HERE)

Any exciting future ideas?

At the moment Everyday Artefacts is expanding to include graphic design services, incl. stationery design. I’m dreaming of paper products like greeting cards and wrapping paper!

Do you have a Facebook and Instagram page where people can follow you?

You can find me on both @everydayartefacts
Thank you Margie, we love your range and honoured to partner with you! You can now also shop the Everyday Artefacts range directly from the Sparrow Society online store or visit our shop at 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg.