Loads o' Local

The aim of this page is to showcase soulful brands created South Africa. We want to celebrate our local creatives and creators, We want to share their stories and raise awareness of their products.

And we want to have fun while doing it!

Operating as usual

17/05/2021
12/05/2021

Another lovely gift I received recently was these products from Ruah by HelloWoman.

All products are infused with essential oils and botanical aromas.

I love the earthy tones and honest presentation. I especially enjoy the room spray which is very subtle, natural, and not overpowering at all.

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1 #madeinsa

Another lovely gift I received recently was these products from Ruah by HelloWoman.

All products are infused with essential oils and botanical aromas.

I love the earthy tones and honest presentation. I especially enjoy the room spray which is very subtle, natural, and not overpowering at all.

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1 #madeinsa

10/05/2021
Photos from Loads o' Local's post 07/05/2021

In June 2020 I became extremely ill. Or I thought I was extremely ill.

I was exhausted and I felt slightly nauseous and highly irritable. It continued to get worse to a point where I could barely keep anything down and I was of absolutely no use to anyone. To my shock and absolute delight, I found out I was pregnant.

A few weeks later we found out that it is a girl, and that she will have Down's Syndrome. Our gorgeous girl was born in February 2021. I share this journey on Little Lady Lize-Mariè

During my pregnancy, a friend gave me this amazing personalised gift from Design-an-invite. It made me feel extremely special. Check out their page for beautiful gift ideas for your loved one.

It made me feel so special.


29/07/2020

Come on in and explore our local brands.

https://loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #shoplocal #justbuy1

27/07/2020

Look for the things that make you smile, the things to be thankful for. They are the big things.

#loadsolocal #motivationmonday


22/07/2020

Come see what our local brands have to offer.

Review and interact with local brands.

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#localbrandsa #loadsolocal #shoplocal #justbuy1

20/07/2020

Keep going!

#loadsolocal #motivationmonday

17/07/2020

We are spreading the love for all our splendid local brands.

Join us!

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1


17/07/2020

We are spreading the love for all our splendid local brands.

Join us!

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

16/07/2020

Have you ever visited the picturesque town of Kaapse Hoop in Mpumalanga?

If you haven't, it is definitely worth a visit.

#loadsolocal #localtravel

15/07/2020

Join us in celebrating our local brands that are made with love, care and craft.

Let us know what local brand you think is the embodiment of love, care and craft?

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1


15/07/2020

Join us in celebrating our local brands that are made with love, care and craft.

Let us know what local brand you think is the embodiment of love, care and craft?

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

14/07/2020

Which one do you like better?

The Helga's Chutney or the Helga's Mayonaise?

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

13/07/2020

Keep going... Don't give up...

#loadsolocal #motivationmonday


12/07/2020

We are building a community that cares for our local economy.

It would be lovely if you could join us.

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

12/07/2020

We are building a community that cares for our local economy.

It would be lovely if you could join us.

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

11/07/2020

Still yearning for my weekend in the beautiful town of Prince Albert, Western Cape.

See you soon...

#loadsolocal #localtravel


10/07/2020

As we are allowed to move around more freely, you might feel the urge to start exploring again.

That is why we add the stockist of all the local brands that list with us with Google Map directions.

Visit us at https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

Click or Brick? As long as it is local.

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

10/07/2020

As we are allowed to move around more freely, you might feel the urge to start exploring again.

That is why we add the stockist of all the local brands that list with us with Google Map directions.

Visit us at https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

Click or Brick? As long as it is local.

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

09/07/2020

I put a dash of lemon juice in my morning smoothy every day and found Ma Dolly's to be a great addition.

What Ma Dolly's product have you tried and loved?

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1


08/07/2020

Imagine a place where:

- Local and only local brands are featured,
- Where you can easily find out where they are available,
- Where you can see how other people experienced the brand to make an informed decision

Imagine a community where local brands are celebrated.

This is the intention behind https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

Visit us and tell us what other features you would like to see.

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

08/07/2020

Imagine a place where:

- Local and only local brands are featured,
- Where you can easily find out where they are available,
- Where you can see how other people experienced the brand to make an informed decision

Imagine a community where local brands are celebrated.

This is the intention behind https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

Visit us and tell us what other features you would like to see.

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

07/07/2020

We are so excited about all the local olive oils that are on the shelves these days.

We recently tried Middelpost made in Koringberg, Western Cape, South Africa. Good quality product at a good price.

Which local olive oil is your favourite?

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

06/07/2020

Be kind to yourself this week.

#loadsolocal #motivationmonday

05/07/2020

We will make an exception for the local ones. 😉

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

04/07/2020

Time for some good food, excellent wine and spectacular views Herold Wines.

#loadsolocal #localtravel #localbrandsa

03/07/2020

Have you tried the wonderful products of Creative Cuisine Pantry?

We tried the Wholegrain Mustard and absolutely loved it!

Which of their products do you love?

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

02/07/2020

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #shoplocal #localbrandsa

01/07/2020

Africa's first locally produced Cannabis energy drink is on the shelf. We tried it out and found it to be quite tasty.

This beautiful drink is distributed by Henties Juice. It is also taurine and caffeine-free, so there was no energy slump afterwards.

Have you tried it? What did you think?

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa

30/06/2020

Check out some of the cool features that https://loadsolocal.co.za has to offer your brand.

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa

29/06/2020

We can make a difference by substituting just one product in our shopping basket with a local alternative.

Cause a million is just a whole bunch of 1's.

#loadsolocal #justbuy1 #localbrandsa

28/06/2020

The beauty that is Betties Baai.

#loadsolcal #localtravel


27/06/2020

Local Rocks!

Local Rocks because...

We have so many high quality, local brands to choose from. We are blessed!

Tell us why you think Local Rocks!

https://www.loadsolocal.co.za

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa #justbuy1

26/06/2020

In a recent radio interview with the Economist, Dawie Roodt, he mentioned that South Africa can expect job losses of between 2mil to 3mil due to the impact of Covid 19.

This means that supporting local is no longer something nice to do, it is absolutely essential.

So, do your bit to support our local economy and #buylocal. Even if you #justbuy1 local product today. Cause a million is just a whole bunch of 1's.

#loadsolocal #localbrandsa

About Us

I have been fascinated with brands from a young age. Not with the social standing that a popular brand can give you or the monetary value that a brand has, but with the story behind the brand.

How did it happen that an idea that was dreamt up by an individual, gained enough traction to be recognised and desired the world over?

Reading the stories of these brands, the underlying thread is that of passion, perseverance and tenacity.

So why then a website dedicated to local, artisan brands?

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