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Getting Ready for Spring!

September 01, 2015

Today is Spring Day, yay! This means summer is right around the corner, which in turn means a lot of partying, dancing, drinking and of course; festivals. We all know the struggle, what do you wear if you need to dance the whole day and have to be prepared for everything. You want to be original, fresh, but you still want to be on the safe side of fashion. To still be able to stand out from the crowd while still feeling comfortable, SA Design Marketplace has put together the coolest, and trendiest outfits for the upcoming spring and summer. South African summers can get crazy hot, so it is understandable if you prefer to walk around bare-chested - but...

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Internship at SADM

July 03, 2015

It's July again, which means saying goodbye to a few of our interns. Three of our dutchies who worked at SA Design Marketplace for the last half year will give an insight into their life in Cape Town and their work experience. Natalie, Seb and Géraldine are the interns who learned, experienced and did great work for us. Natalie is a student of the bachelor “Communication and Multimedia Design", Seb is a student of the bachelor “International Business” and Géraldine is a student of the bachelor “Commercial Management”. All of them did internships related to their studies. Read about their experiences in the Mother City and at SADM.    Sebastian: My internship at Springleap in Cape Town, Cape Town is...

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Social Media Winter is Coming – Game of Thrones Infographic

June 30, 2015

The infographic below is Inspired by Game of Thrones and breaks down some of the significant “social media blockades” we’ve seen from the biggest Houses in the realm.  Recently, most of the biggest houses in the social media realm have quietly butted heads and blocked access between one another. Unfortunately these walls aren’t built to protect the citizens. While wars rage on behind the scenes, the users of these paths are beginning to find their favourite networks a lot less social and a lot less accessible Social media winter is coming... Are you prepared? Read more: http://blog.heyo.com/social-media-winter-is-coming-game-of-thrones-infographic/#ixzz3e5HUA6ta

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What to do with your old T?

June 23, 2015

Tired of that same old T-shirt your boyfriend is wearing? Or just want to spice up your wardrobe without spending to much money? There are endless opportunities for pimping up your shirt. We have put together 10 of the prettiest DIY’s to transform your out-dated T-shirt into a fashion item. The Stella T-shirt With some inspiration from the Stella McCartney collection, this sweet polka dots shirt was designed.It’s one of the t-shirts with the fanciest look, but also one of the easiest to make. Take some black jersey from a basic T-shirt with some polka dots tulle and a velvet bow, and your party top is ready! Find the instructions here.   The cross shirt This design is slightly more difficult,...

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How can I contact the SA Design Marketplace team?

There's a couple of channels:

Tel - 021 426 2444

Email - catherine@springleap.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/SA-Design-Marketplace/988583044488944

Twitter - https://twitter.com/SADesignMarket

 Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/sadesignmarket/

What is the sizing range for our t-shirts? Our guys and girls T-shirt catalogue offers the following size ranges:














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 As a quick guide, take one of your favourite existing t-shirts from your wardrobe - one that you love the fit of, and measure (as per pic below) it to compare with our size-chart above.

Who designs our products?

 Our designs are sourced from local, proudly South African brands and designers. We collaborate with the creatives and allow their work to be exhibited and retailed on our online platform for the international shopping community to engage with.

Where are our products produced?

 Our Springleap tees are printed under our eagle eye here in Cape Town. The actual garments are sourced from various suppliers, all of whom produce them in various African countries. The products we source from other designers are all produced within South Africa. Some items are bespoke and produced to order, so there may be lead-times. Keep an eye on the product pages for more info.

When will my order arrive?

 One can usually expect our art prints and canvases to take up to 14 days (2 weeks) to be delivered. Our T-shirts and scarves are custom printed and may take up to 3 weeks to be delivered – although they often arrive a lot sooner.

Can I track my order?

 Ask us to help, but If your order is being delivered within South Africa, then you can track the courier status (we'll send you the reference numbers when the parcel gets shipped.). If you order is being delivered outside of South Africa then it cannot be tracked – unless you have contacted us to arrange a premium courier service for international deliveries.

What is our policy of return and refund?

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help. Please drop an email to catherine@springleap.com so that we can organise everything seamlessly for you

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

Your item must be in the original packaging as well, or in a secure, waterproof package with labels and tags still attached.

 Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

Once we receive your item, we will inspect it and notify you that we have received your returned

item. We will immediately notify you on the status of your return / exchange after inspecting the item.

If you have any questions on how to return your item to us, contact us.


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What is the process for international shipping?

 We send via a service called ‘Remailit’. The parcel gets sent safely to Heathrow via courier. At this point, the package is distributed into the mailing system of your country and will ultimately arrive via standard post. This process takes from 5-21 working days, depending on any holidays or any circumstances affecting your postal service. This service is not tracked and there is no recourse for missing / late or lost parcels. We are fully confident about the reliability of this service, but if you’d prefer to use a courier, don’t hesitate to contact us for a separate quotation.