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RESTORING SELF WORTH
EMPOWERING CRAFTERS 
UTILISING WASTE

ABOUT US

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Founded in 2020, we are striving towards being the strong KNOOP ('knot' in English) at the beginning of a life-changing journey for our crafters.

KNOOP ACADEMY NPC (2017/523657/08) exists to develop more sustainable crafters by empowering them to create a higher standard of originally designed South African products. We work with existing programmes (sewing, crochet, beadwork, leatherwork, woodwork etc) and offer them support and training to increase their level of skill, quality of work and market share.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

Where Skills are Built

Every programme we embark on is customised according to our client's requirements. We chose our donors carefully. We want to partner with likeminded people that believe in our learners. That want to track their progress, want to see them succeed and want them off the dependency grid over 2 years.

We structure our programmes around post-production waste, so our clients benefit from both measurable Skills Development Solutions as well as Waste Solutions, that would otherwise end up in landfill. Knoop Academy's holistic approach to training includes basic business skills, thorough craft skills development and design input as well as a further incubation opportunity and ongoing mentorship, marketing and sales support.

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Introduction to craft

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Crafters Conferences

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Business incubation

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YEM-B

 All Knoop Academy students who go on to produce great work are able to sell their products as Yem-B branded goods through our online shop.

Please contact us directly for products information, while we are busy setting up our on-line shop. 

Hi

I'm Brenda Scheepers

I started my career as a sample set manager, pattern maker and designer in the clothing manufacturing industry in KZN.  Thereafter I ran my own fashion atelier making bespoke garments for high end clients. I'm passionate about original design and making something out of nothing. I have always wanted to empower women and see people thrive using their God-given talents.  Now I get to do both!

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Hi

I'm Khanya Gama

Empowering other people is what drives me.

Helping another to reach their dream or to realise it, is what I’m all for.

I’m a team player and a great supporter.

OUR DONORS

The Ones that Make it Possible
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