Who we are
The I Heart Market is a curated collection of Durban’s thriving maker community.
For twelve years, we’ve been curating a platform for local creatives to showcase their one-of-a-kind creations and give small businesses a leg-up. At I heart, you’ll bump into old friends, make some new ones, stroll through the stalls and become a part of a community that’s all about unique experiences, exciting activities and everything local.
As you stroll through the stalls and trade your rands for one-of-a-kind creations, you can rest easy knowing that you’re helping to grow the local creative scene.
We want to highlight the power of shopping local. This means saying YES to unique, locally produced goods and a strong NO to imported goods and mass production. Think Hooray for handcrafted, artisanal, organic, repurposed or upcycled items and a big sad face for tired trends, extortionate price tags and imports.
This is what makes us who we are and keeps market-goers coming back on the first Saturday of every month. It’s something we’re proud of and it’s what we look for in traders who want to join the I heart Market family.