Arriving in Cape Town was a huge culture shock. I know people use the word diversity a lot when describing South Africa, but the word doesn’t even come close. Shanty towns line the main highways, gated communities line their compounds with electric fences, biltong stores are as plentiful as coffee shops, thatched roofing is more prevalent here than the U.K and whether you’re black, white or coloured there is invariably a class system you’re being pegged into.
Whilst our goal was to ensure that we travelled minimally with carry-on luggage, what we actually took with us needed to be good for the planet too.
We figured, who better to test well made clothes, accessories and skincare products than a couple of minimalists who can only take what they can carry.