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Hout Bay resident, Alfonso De Chaud, is the owner of Poly Nation, the silk screen company that seeks to make its profit with human dignity, human touch and with a low carbon impact on the environment. When the COURAGE initiative was launched last year to ensure food security in Hout Bay during the pandemic, they chose to do all their tees through Poly Nation’s hand-made shop, keeping it local while spreading the love. Our staff at Love In A Bowl now proudly wear tees made by them as well. Everything we do includes the goal to grow local and we are proud to support these beautiful peeps at Poly Nation.

During COVID-19 so many businesses struggled to find their way through. Poly Nation is no exception and they have managed to find ways to keep going. We’re so glad they did. And by the way, thanks for all the quality face masks you folks donated to our staff!

As their founder describes their work: “When you make something by hand, you leave a part of yourself in it. When you are finished creating, you take pride in the work, partly because you see yourself in it. When you buy something hand-made, you see our common humanity in that purchase. An item that has been crafted as an expression of the creative spirit of the person who made it, is treasure and valued, far beyond an item that was manufactured by machine for mass consumption”.

We couldn’t agree more.