Our Creations - Shwe Shwe Poppis fantasy figures - Shweshwe

By: Shweshwe Poppis  11-11-2011

The name Shwe Shwe Poppis originated from our ethos of celebrating local culture - Shwe Shwe is a style of patterned fabric with a long tradition amongst the indigenous people of South Africa, while a Poppi is a colloquial term for a doll or soft toy.

From the original children's drawings, a range of 8 different fantasy characters has been created, and are sewn by hand by our team of artists. These 8 characters are easily recognizable - they have their own fun personalities, and bear the names of their young creators:

Buyisile, Faith, Hope, Khutha, Nozipho, Philisiwe, Siyanda and Thobi.

The members of the Shwe Shwe Poppis Family are available in three sizes - Mini, Midi and Maxi - with a host of uses and colour options.

Each Poppi comes branded with either a swing ticket which tells our story, a fabric label with wash care instructions and disclaimers, or both, depending on the size.

Other Products

A gift, a toy, an accessory or even home décor. Our other original and exciting products include luggage labels, key rings, fridge magnets, brooches, cell phone charms, hanging mobiles, Christmas décor and conference pouches.

Please contact us for information on our full range.

Hope

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

My favourite food is chicken. Green is my best colour and I love lions.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Buyisile

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends. I love zebras.

Chicken is my favourite dish and red my best colour.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Faith

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

Chicken is my best meal, my best colour is orange and I also love zebras.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Khuta

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa buddy is my best game.

Chicken is my best lunch. My favourite colour is green and I also love lions.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Nozipho

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

I love chicken for lunch, and my best colour is orange and I also love zebras.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Philisiwe

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

My favourite food is rice and chicken and yellow is the best colour.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Siyanda

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and I love soccer.

My best meal is pap and meat. My favourite colour is green and I also love kangaroos.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

Thobi

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and my best game is soccer.

I love eating ‘umvubo’ and my best colour is red. I also love lions.

Maxi

Midi

Mini Keychain

Mini Cell

Mini Magnet

The information in this article was current at 08 Nov 2011