#16: Creativity in the time of Covid-19: How Kamers Makers tripled online sales during lockdown

Jared Kruger

15 Jun 2020

Listening time: 23 min Entrepreneur on the Grow Podcast Series | Startup stories

The pandemic and resulting lockdown restrictions have had devastating consequences for many startups and small businesses. Being a sales and marketing platform for over 100 self-employed creatives in South Africa, Kamers Makers knew that they had to adapt, and quick!

In this episode of the Entrepreneur on the Grow podcast, we join their Chief Creative Officer, Wanda du Toit, on a journey of discovery, creativity and entrepreneurial resilience.

Wanda chats to Jared about the passion and purpose behind the much-loved Kamers Makers brand, explains how the business has managed to stay relevant for over 18 years, and discusses the advantages of being a small business in times of uncertainty. Finally, she talks us through the incredible success of their online shows, and shares exciting plans for the future.

This is an episode you don’t want to miss!

Check out Kamers Makers on Facebook and Instagram, and be amazed by the creative talent of our local craftspeople.

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