MathildeAndCo

Handmade 100% cotton Shweshwe kid's toys and clothing

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MathildeAndCo

Handmade 100% cotton Shweshwe kid's toys and clothing

France | 302 Sales

Announcement    Mathilde & Co. is a small cooperative of women based in the little Karoo - we aim to empower as many women as possible in our small rural community by teaching them a skill, the love of a craft and business-sense.

Each of our items is individually handmade in the best of cottons. We live, love, breath, Africa and it's colourful fabrics are our inspiration. From baby sleeping bags to soft toys in funky designs, everything we make is made with a mother's passion and care

COPYRIGHT © 2011 by Mathilde & Co. : All designs by Mathilde & Co. are the intellectual property of Gwendolyne Gosselin and may not be reproduced without express written permission. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Mathilde & Co. is a small cooperative of women based in the little Karoo - we aim to empower as many women as possible in our small rural community by teaching them a skill, the love of a craft and business-sense.

Each of our items is individually handmade in the best of cottons. We live, love, breath, Africa and it's colourful fabrics are our inspiration. From baby sleeping bags to soft toys in funky designs, everything we make is made with a mother's passion and care

COPYRIGHT © 2011 by Mathilde & Co. : All designs by Mathilde & Co. are the intellectual property of Gwendolyne Gosselin and may not be reproduced without express written permission. All rights reserved.

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About MathildeAndCo

Sales 302
On Etsy since 2013

Empowering women through creativity

After travelling the world as an adventure tour guide, and with not a creative bone in my body, I moved to the Karoo and had a lovely baby girl. I was given a bag sleeping for Christmas and became so fond of it that I taught myself to sew and made some lovely colourful bags of my own… One thing lead to another and 3 years later, I now provide part time work for 4 ladies in a small community where fruit picking and house cleaning are the main options.
Together we make colourful toys, beautiful dresses and much more, in bright shweshwe fabrics , proudly south African - just like us.
We work, laugh, chat with our children running around – and produce high quality cotton items, exporting all over the world already!
Isn’t life in SA grand??

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Shop members

  • Gwendolyne Gosselin

    Owner

    From Paris to Lima via Addis Ababa, I moved to the little Karoo in South Africa. From the high flying world of TV to leading adventure tours worldwide, I discovered a passion for fabrics and stitch craft, and created Mathilde & Co.

  • Geraldeen

    Seamstress

    Geraldeen works wonders with a needle! Hundreds of little giraffes are born from her magic touch. On top of that she also teaches the rest of us sign language as she herself is deaf. I'm proud to say we're getting there!

  • Ilze Davids

    Assistant

    Ilze loves colours and beautiful things. She helps Gwen to design, cut and add the final touches to every product. She also trains our ever growing team!

  • Anita

    Product Prepartions

    Anita recently joined our team! She is in charge of cutting, filling and preparing all the materials for our lovely creations.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 14, 2020
Mathilde & Co. is a small cooperative of women based in the little Karoo - we aim to empower as many women as possible in our small rural community by teaching them a skill, the love of a craft and business-sense.

The designer, Gwendolyne has now based herself and her 2 little girls in France where she is setting up the french branch of Mathilde & Co. All products are still manufactured by our power team in Barrydale, South Africa - we're just starting to conquer the world!

Every one of our items is individually handmade in the best of fabrics, with shweshwe as our star cotton.
We live, love, breath, Africa and it's vibrant colours.
From soft toys to handbags, everything we make has a story to tell—a story that starts with one of us and continues with you.
That's the spirit of Ubuntu.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
For returns and exchanges, we will gladly help you within 10 days of receipt of your parcel. However all the postage will be at the customer's own cost.
Unfortunately, no refunds.
Payment
Items are shipped within seven days of recieving proof of payment, unless otherwise discussed with the client.
Shipping
Depending on the item purchased and recipient's address, Mathilde & Co. parcels will either be sent via the French Post Office (standard mail) ort through the South African Post Office, econo parcel, counter to counter, with a tracking number, which we will email you once sent. Parcels can be tracked on www.sapo.co.za.
Mathilde & Co. cannot be held responsible for damage, lost or theft.