meet denise….


The vibrant tension between old and new items alongside each other and the surprise of traditional in a contemporary and unexpected way makes me happy. I delight in filling life with hand crafted creations and objects found in obvious and sometimes obscure places.

I was educated as a Home Economist,  have worked in journalism and interior design and owned an eclectic coffee shop. Since its inception in 2007,  I’ve designed and co-ordinated the making of Freshly Found products, photographed them, sent them around the world, supplied private and corporate customers, and taken them to markets and the Design Indaba.

I am a coffee snob, an ENFP and a fan of my family – I have raised 3 creative children and am a wife to a very interesting husband.  I spend hours refurbishing, re-inventing, recycling and creating.


and the team….


sandile sithole

sandile sithole

sandile…  is a craftsman with a broad smile that lights up his face.  He is an excellent beader with a very high standard of work!    He has honed his skills as a book artist too and and has taught some of his community members the art too

hlengiwe mbambo

hlengiwe mbambo

hle… is a valuable and talented member of the crafting team. She is responsible for putting together many of the Freshly Found products.

christy kiggan

christy angelozzi

christy… is a brand strategist. She advises Freshly Found on design and  graphic work.  She has a passion working with natural colourings and pioneered all the dyeing of paper for our flower range