A few days ago I was contacted by Jennifer Pascall, founder of Incomparable Buttons, a company based out of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Incomparable, SA was started as a small company in 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Working around a kitchen table, often late into the night, Jennifer Pascall was busy transforming small pieces of clay into buttons of all shapes and sizes. Many of the first designs, which are still popular today, were inspired by Africa’s rich ethnic artworks and distinctive wild animals. Over the years Incomparable began specialising in the creation of handmade buttons, craft pieces, craft kits, painting kits, greeting cards and jewelry.
As the company evolved, ladies from the local community were hired and trained in the art of button making.
Today, Jennifer’s entire family, as well as 45 women from the local community are involved in the business. Most of the Incomparable team had never held a paintbrush before they joined the company and are now absolute masters of their brushes and justifiably proud of their work.
The ladies sense of belonging within the company and skills as crafters not only gives them tremendous pleasure but also provides them with economic empowerment and has uplifted all their families.
I invite you to read all about the company who not only produces a superior product but they ship all over the world! In order to increase public awareness about their company, Jennifer has asked me to host a giveaway. She has graciously donated 20 cards of buttons valued at $200 US dollars to be given away to 20 lucky recipients. Ten of each of the following cards of buttons will be given away…
And L555…tiny flowers.
To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a short comment here and then go over to the Incomparable Buttons blog and leave a comment on their giveaway post. Twenty winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday, April 13th and remember, this giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. The winners will be announced both here on the Painted Quilt and Incomparable Buttons blogs and the buttons will be shipped directly from the company in South Africa.
Buttons are becoming increasingly popular as embellishments in quilting, stitcheries and cross stitching. I will be using a selection of some of the buttons in my future designs and I can’t wait!