Thank you for all the 2018 Exhibitor submissions, applications are officially closed for this year.
The 9th Edition:
a return to making
HYDE PARK CORNER | 12 - 14 OCTOBER 2018
Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
A weekend of high-end design combined with the best food and wine in the country. Be inspired by South Africa's artisans and meet talented producers while enjoying their coveted products. Whether you're an artisan or a visitor, we'd like to see you at the 9th edition of the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair.
Find out more about our event and people
The exciting brands that retail at our event
A collection of our moments and memories
Our partners & Sponsors who help us put it all together
"Being an exhibitor at Sanlam HMC gives you a big 'brand boost' people consider your brand as highly sought after when hearing you are associated with Sanlam HMC as they know only the best handmade designers are chosen to exhibit. The opportunity to exhibit at Sanlam has given our brand visibility on Social Media and Blogs".
~ 2017 Exhibitor, La Fede
"The fair brought brand awareness to new clients we maybe wouldn't have met. It placed our brand in a very trendy category as HMC is seen as the best and trendiest fair in the country. It also lets us chat to clients and potential clients giving us feedback on our product and what they would like to see in future. Very Valuable"!
~ 2017 Exhibitor, Bena Loungewear
"I found this fair to be quite unique - the fairs that I attend are either food and wine focused -
the combination of QUALITY shopping makes it very special".
~ Visitor, 2017
"I think this is one of the best events that take place in Johannesburg".
~ Visitor, 2017
A word from the Curator; A Return to Making.
A Considered Life : Michael Chandler
A Word From the Curator
It is no longer a question of whether the talent exists, it is now a mission to provide platforms that help build profitable businesses out of the extraordinary creativity that African designers, wineries and chefs have to offer. I believe the work should not go unseen, and it is therefore my responsibility to create greater awareness around the brands and business that have authentic African stories.
~ Cassandra Twala