… is a Journey of 10 000 Crafters, Artists, Poets, Foodies, Storytellers & Musicians on the Cape Flats of Cape Town and across South Africa where opportunity and the access to opportunity is a past & present challenge.  Crafters within our communities are currently making their individual livelihoods from unsustainable, slim-picking access at local events, markets & informal trading locations – which is numbers & previous-access restricted. The Craft Route is developed as a channel to re-introduce a community attitude of community support where residents have more creative opportunities to utilize their local spending power in local neigbourhoods & street communities all across South Africa. Just search your street community or area – below
We are...

.. Crafters, Artists, Poets, Foodies, Musicians & Storytellers who practice our craft from within our home spaces. We all have the same goal – Feeding our families, creating self-employment, sharing skills, creating opportunity and bringing beauty into our street communities and neighbourhoods by living a more creative and meaningful life. So we do what we can with what we have for the one`s we love in Community Spirit 

Living Authentically

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Welcome to a crafting, gifting, browsing & shopping experience which is borne from an urge, a niggle, a whisper that reminds us that there is more to life, more to our expression of self and the lives we live and project. Welcome to a space that reminds us that we are human, that we have an inherent impulse to create, to beautify, to share, to slow down, to find meaning and live authentically – closer to life and the highest expression of who we are.

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The Craft Reseller


  • 2 x Craft Reseller Listings
  • 180 days Crafter Reseller access
  • Full Craft Reseller Profiles
  • Share your profile to social media
  • Gallery Uploads
  • Free Craft Reseller Listings until 30 November 2021

The Craft Supplier


  • Single Craft Supplier Listing
  • 180 days Crafter Supplier access
  • Full Craft Supplier Profile
  • Share your profile to social media
  • Gallery Uploads
  • Free supplier listing until 30 November 2021

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The Craft Route Blog Posts, Articles & Media

Mar 24
Crafts start to take route

Crafters living in Grassy Park and surrounding areas are invited to join The Craft…

Mar 10
Workshops to showcase crafts

Grassy Park residents are invited to attend the workshops of the local tourism…

Mar 03
Community spirit and heritage main focus

Community spirit and preserving the heritage of Grassy Park is the main objective of…

Sep 24
Initiative unites local crafters

Residents from Grassy Park have established a Craft Route where like-minded people…

The Craft Route - since 2015

The Craft Route was developed within Grassy Park - Cape Town, South Africa as a local development channel within the community,  surrounding Cape Flats and across South Africa communities by a few neighbours who understood the benefit of hyper-local action within the street communities in pursuit of community cohesion development, skills development, economic development, heritage development, and more. The Craft Route is one such scalable development channel