I am the founder of Chocolat Negro Recycled Design and Art. Chocolat Negro is a young design and life-style label born in South-Africa in 2007. During the last four years we have grown at a fast pace and have developed a brand that is representative of the vibrating energy of 21 st century South Africa. We are passionate about innovative design and work mainly in the field of recycled design and art.
We create what we call sustainable urban design.
To us, this means, design representing the local culture without being labeled ethnical, design that considers the community and design that evaluates the impact it has on our earth by re-working discarded materials and waste-items.
We re-use, re-cycle and re-work materials that can be incorporated in our designs. With our work and by following a path in sustainable Eco-design we aim to create and sustain work for talented men and women in South-Africa
Most of the products Chocolat Negro offers are completely hand-made and rooted in African crafts traditions originating from all over the continent. Our products represent the charm and the many voices of todays Africa. We love fabrics, we love beads, we love the colors and patterns that are part of the heritage of this continent.
Chocolat Negro Designs are provocative, revolutionary and sometimes satirical an expression of the multinational street culture of South-Africa.