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Full circle - that is the journey of life.

You start out as a seed; throughout your life you grow, evolve, and before you know it you are a young fruit. You get older and eventually the pip and essence of you is all that remain.

We believe in replanting this pip and making sure the elderly flourish whilst in the ‘pip’ phase of their lives

The PIP brand was started in loving memory of my grandmother – a true lady who always dressed up for the day. She always dressed up even if just going to the shop, wearing a hat, gloves, a string of pearls or a broach. I recall visiting her in the old aged home shortly before she passed away. She told me that she wished she had a reason to get out of bed every day - thus the thinking to give elderly people a reason to get up, keep going and with the necessary knowledge and skill ultimately do something they love.

All knitted and crochet PIP items are made by elderly ladies in the Riebeek West, Riebeek Kasteel and Moorreesburg area.

Each lady who knits, crochets or makes PIP items gets paid for their work which is an aid to them as many rely solely on government pensions or the good will of the local community.

As the brand grows so too will the base of ladies and the support it offers grow

Recently PIP has partnered with NOAH – Neighbourhood Old Age Homes in making bespoke, hand crafted designs with social benefit.

Our collective mission is to restore dignity, respect and life-affordability to social pensioners on the social grant as well as disadvantaged members of the communities we operate in. This is achieved by creating opportunities for the elderly and underprivileged to use their wealth of sewing, crocheting, knitting, beading and candle-making skills to produce beautiful, hand-crafted designs. Not only does this provide purpose and meaning to their lives, but creates a much needed additional source of income.

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