When Sanlam ended its relationship with SA Fashion Week in 2009 as the principal sponsor. The financial services group started signing them cheques to Art Logic’s Contemporary Fair in 2010. In its ninth season, Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (SHMC) curated by Cassandra Twala was held at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg from 12-14 October 2018. The 2018 SHMC was themed the ‘return to making’, the objective was to showcase the journey of how products are made and the unique stories of their craftsmanship.
SHMC is one of Joburg’s refreshing annual social calendar events. You get to go see everyone, shop, eat and drink all of your faves under one creatively curated tent on the rooftop of a shopping centre. Almost like fashion week but not really.