LALELA (la·le·la) v.: A ZULU WORD THAT MEANS 'TO LISTEN'
Beautiful scarfs, painted by kids and printed - a unique piece of art and clothing. Lalela is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa which uses art as a tool to facilitate learning and life skills development. They provide educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and waken the entrepreneurial spirit. They come in different qualities from Cotton Silk to Cashmere Silk and each model is unique as the child who painted it.
50% Cashmere & 50% Silk
Scarf size: 100cm x 198cm
Handmade in India
Make the Cut: Lalela learners explored shapes in African history and gained respect for their heritage while creating a new narrative for themselves. Students, Georginah who wants to study fashion design and Ayabulele who wants to become a social worker created this piece.
Loveberry: This artwork began as a collaborative puzzle piece. The chosen panel was drawn by Erin, 13 from Sentinel Primary in Hangberg, Cape Town. Erin was raised by her grandmother and dreams of being an Art Teacher one day.
Lundi Black: The art within this scarf was created by Amahle from Silikamva School in the Western Cape, South Africa. She was 14 when she painted this during Lalela’s curriculum “The art of Color”. Amahle’s dream is to become an astronomer.
Dancing Ladies: This artwork was painted in the year that Lalela was founded, 2010. It has stayed with me all of these years. It was painted by one of the learners when we has only 50 students. Today we are teaching 5000.