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Kalahari Wild Silk Manufacturers

 

Until recently, the moth Gonometa Postiga was seen as a threat to livestock and game farming on the fringes of the Kalahari in the Omaheke and Hardap Regions. The moth hatches from cocoons which are spun by larvae on Camel thorn and blackthorn including prosopis trees upon which the larvae feed before pupating. The animals feed on the dry cocoons, which cannot be digested, resulting in severe rumen impaction and sometimes even in death.

Today, the collection of wild silk and its processing into various silk yarn and silk products provide employment and income to members of the community, mostly women, in Leonardville.

 

Products

The products include a wide range of scarves, shawls, throws, bedcovers and many more. Our clientele base is mostly tourists (Europe), craft and curio shops, lodges and hotel operators. Kalahari Wild Silk woven products are natural and very Namibian, in fact the fabric is originally Namibian. Wild silk textile has a very strong texture and can be utilize through all seasons.

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Shop

33 Johannes Van der Wath Street, Leonardville

 

Workshop

Production of unique naturally woven products is taking place at the project factory in Leonardville.

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Company information

General Manager

Mr. Junias Hamalua

Marketing & Sales Manager

Ms. Veronica Nunuhes

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Employees

25 employees

200 – 300 temporary employees

Office

Address: 33 Johannes Van der Wath Street, Leonardville

P.O.Box 26, Leonardville

Tel: +264-62-569111

Fax: +264-8861-8693

Cell: +264-81-4084109 (Mr. Junias Hamalua),

E-mail: jhamalua@yahoo.com, kws@iway.na

History

Kalahari Wild Silk Manufacturers was established in 2009 with the idea of being creative, giving employment and producing a product that people would hopefully be delighted to purchase.

Kalahari Wild Silk Manufacturers is community based organization registered as a section 21 Company not having a share capital and an incorporated association not for gain. It is located at Leonardville Village Council in Aminuis Constituency of Omaheke Region, approximately 150 km west of Gobabis. Kalahari Wild Silk Manufacturers overall objective is to contribute to reduction of poverty and enhance secure livelihood among the target community. Through the provision of regular employment and income to members of the Leonardville community, through collection of wild silk cocoons and participating in processing the silk into yarns and silk product.

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Category: Weaving Products, Region: Omusati

 

 

 

Ipopeng Knitting Project

 

We are producing and selling knitted products such as jerseys, caps and scarfs. Our knitted products are warm, thick and durable, which are the reasons for the popularity with local residents around Gobabis. My husband bought knitting machine for me, then I learn knitting by reading books and started my business in 1980. I would like to develop new products like knitted Jackets, so I need to take training and have some equipment in order to meet customers’ needs. Please feel free to come in and look around.

 

Products

  • Knitted products
    • Jerseys
    • caps
    • scarfs

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Shop and Workshop

B4 NDC Market in Gobabis

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Company information

Owner and Manager

Ms. Phillomena Muranda

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Office

Address: B4 NDC Market in Gobabis

Cell: +264-81-2433893

History

Ipopeng Knitting Project was started in 1980 and registered with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Sole Proprietor in 2008.

 

 

 

Category: Textile Products, Region: Omaheke

 

 

 

Komesho Project

 

Welcome to our traditional art crafts, Komesho Project. We are creatint and selling all handmade Namibian unique crafts such as traditional dresses, dolls, decorations and soaps. These crafts are created by 10 community members and sold on open markets and streets at Windhoek, Swakopmund, Gobabis and Otjinene. Mostly, we create Helelo tribe’s traditional crafts. Since the Herero are proud cattle farmers, the traditional dresses are derived from a Victorian dresses, and a horn shaped hat which is said to represent the horn of a cow. Why not get our traditional art crafts.

 

Products

  • Sewing
    • Traditional dresses
    • School uniforms
    • School Jerseys
  • Decorations
  • Herero dolls, Himba dolls
  • Soaps

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Workshop

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Company information

Owner and Manager

Ms. Christine Kasuto

Members

10 members

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Office

Cell: +264-81-3804552

History

Komesho Project was started in 2001.

 

 

 

Category: Textile Products, Region: Omaheke

 

 

 

Putuaota Welding

 

We are producing and selling metal products by welding such as beds, chairs, water troughs for livestock and donkey carts. We sell our unique products at our workshop, domestic trade fair and cattle auctions and the products are popular with not only the local farmers and residents but also all over the Namibia. We also produce our products to order and repair wide varieties of metal products by welding like gate and pots. Why not get our custom made products?

 

Products

  • Metal products by welding
    • Beds
    • Chairs
    • Water troughs for livestock
    • Donkey carts, etc
  • Repairing

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Workshop

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Company information

Owner and Manager

Mr. Eliphas Putuaota

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Employees

2 emplyees

Office

Address: Otjinene, Omaheke Region

P.O.Box 101002, Otjinene, Omaheke, Namibia

Cell: +264-81-4169462

History

Putuaota Welding was started in 2008.

 

 

 

Category: Machinery and Metal Products, Region: Omaheke