While living on an angora goat farm near Klipplaat, Annette Oelofse started a business supplying handmade mohair and wool products to South Africa and the world.
In addition to selling yarns, Annette uses skilled knitters and crocheters around the region to produce beautiful garments that are sold online via her website and also via several outlets in the Eastern Cape and Karoo.
Over the years her range has grown to include blankets, scarves, shawls, shrugs, ponchos, gloves, hats, handbags, ear-warmers, thermal merino wool underwear, coats, curtains, cushions, Karoo Lamb soft toys and more.
Her new company, Annette Oelofse Natural Fibre Collections, was established in 2013 to sell and promote a wide variety of natural fibre products including wool, mohair and cotton – all produced by South African farmers.
Wool and soft, light mohair are the defining fibres of the Karoo. Goats and sheep thrive in the region’s dry climate and shorn twice a year.
Mohair’s unique properties include lustre, the ability to absorb dye and wick away sweat. It is a wonderful fibre for knitting, crocheting and for products like blankets, scarves and beanies.
Socks made from mohair prevent blisters and keep feet dry and odourfree. The famous mohair medi socks for diabetics are in demand all over the world.
These and other Annette Oelofse natural fibre products are available online or in the following shops:PORT ELIZABETH Annette Oelofse Mohair Products Port Elizabeth Sixth Avenue Shopping Centre Cnr Heugh Rd/Sixth Ave, Walmer Telephone: 041 581 0747 GRAAFF-REINET Annette Oelofse Mohair Products Graaff-Reinet 27 Church Street, Telephone 049 891 0303 OUDTSHOORN Annette Oelofse Mohair Products Oudtshoorn 46 Baron van Rheede Street Telephone: 044 272 3806 WILLOWMORE Annette Oelofse Natural Fibre Collections 41 Knysna Street Telephone: 044 923 1077 STEYTLERVILLE Annette Oelofse Mohair Products Royal Hotel Gift Shop Telephone: 049 835 0385 GAUTENG Contact Liezel Oelofse Telephone: 072 658 1115 Email: email@example.com KIRKWOOD At Daniell Cheetah Farm Telephone: 082 871 0012