Earrings of recycled and twisted soft drinks
Designer: Mavis Taole
Mavis Taole, 27 years old from Soweto in South Africa, shows great talents when working with her hands. Mavis works with recyclable materials and makes beautiful jewellery from aluminum soft drink cans.
Her talent has not only provided her with an income. It also facilitated attending exhibits abroad. During 2008, she participated in the Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt, the Lotte Department Store Exhibition in South Korea, and the Zaragoza Expo in Spain.
She collects empty soft drink cans from restaurants and events, converting this trash skillfully to beautiful necklaces, armbands, and earrings in her Newton, Johannesburg studio. During the past four years, Mavis has built up her own company, Rare Zolutions Design & Craft.