WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

We care about the integrity of wood. A lot. Our products are all made from reclaimed wood and when each piece arrives at the Milkshed its destiny is determined not by some pre planned design but rather by its unique character. This process is facilitated by a team of talented individuals who transform the wood into something truly special.

Following this bout of design and handcrafted magic our furniture is sold to its new owner via our online shop. It’s at this point that things really get exciting and the reason being is that every cent of profit, that’s right, every cent, from the sale of each item is channeled into doing good. We decided on ‘Something Good’ as a collective name for our projects, which range from fixing up a dilapidated school on the outskirts of Cathcart to making life a little easier for Mrs Zonde by supplying her with much-needed plastic gloves so she can continue her home-based care in rural Mandeni.

Our main aim is to change perceptions about giving; to show the high impact value that a combination of small changes can have. Just so you know, we're not a bunch of hippies (not that we have a problem with hippies) out to save the world. We're regular people with day jobs, who want to do some good - that’s how we're able to channel all the profits. Milkshed is a registered Non-Profit organization.

the process

process

Founders

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Blaire
'The Design Mastermind'

"She’s the reason why that light looks so darn good in your home. She also likes to laugh. A lot."

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Douglas
'The Wood Whisperer'

What can we say.. the man has got skills. He's a modern day Geppetto, just without the grey.

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Cindy
'The Mover & Shaker'

She’s a big dreamer, is attached at the hip to her camera and has a thing for Nik Naks, but we like her.