Crate By Crate
Dr Rodolfo and his two brothers, Mr Alberto and Mr Giulio Magni, both textile engineers, were a colourful, passionate and hardworking group of Italians. They started construction of the first Aranda factory buildings in 1951. The textile machinery arrived in large wooden crates and these crates were used to build the first offices. They toiled for 12-16 hours a day for two years before the first ever Aranda blankets were produced in 1953. From these humble beginnings the factory has expanded and grown into the business that it is today.
Aranda Weave is proud to launch its range of beautifully designed and stylish handbags. As part of the Aranda Textile Mills family, Aranda Weave has specially crafted these bags to showcase the beautiful art of weaving. The very first shawls were woven at Aranda in 1953 and so began their long and proud history of being South Africa's leading manufacturer and supplier of blankets, throws and shawls. The handbags now continue this legacy of bringing 100% proudly South African products to the people of our beautiful and diverse country.