Lydia Abel will be representing Made in Manenberg.

Lydia will have finished items from the empowerment project that she is involved with. “Made in Manenberg” knitters are all based in notorious ganland of Manenberg, Cape Town. This area is ravaged by poverty, crime and violence, but still, the community stands out for it’s activism and resilience despite the dangers they face daily. These knitters exemplify the “can do” attitude. Handmade 100% South African Yarn.

Lydia is also the author of the beautiful book “Finding The Thread” – a story of South African yarn, upliftment and inspiration.