&Banana is based in Hout Bay on the Western Cape of South Africa and has an immense passion for creating quirky beautiful pieces through recycling. Often utilising offcuts of fabric and discarded plastic waste all of &Banana's pieces are handmade in her home atelier.View collection
As an official sponsor of the V&A's exhibition Africa Fashion, Merchants on Long is proud to strengthen its support to African creatives. Discover our edit of designers part of the exhibition.
Afrika Tiss implements initiatives that promote craftsmanship as a way of facilitating social and economic development in Burkina Faso. The initiatives connect creators, designers, and African artisans to combine their expertise and enable the emergence of creative products.
Ami Doshi Shah
Ami Doshi Shah handcrafts sculptural jewellery out of locally-sourced materials in Nairobi. Recipient of the prestigious Goldsmiths Award for ‘Best Apprentice Designer UK’, the artist creates extremely sophisticated pieces drawing her inspiration from her multicultural South Indian and Kenyan background.View collection
Based in Johannesburg, Apartment takes you through an olfactory journey made of unisex fragrances, free from preservatives and parabens. Think of it as an "unconventional exploration of our visual surroundings through scent".
Established in 1953, Aranda Textile Mills is a South African blanket specialist and the sole manufacturer of the Basotho Heritage blankets. The brand is committed to the economic growth of South Africa and proudly produces every blanket locally.View collection
Under the direction of graphic designer and founder, Pauline Irvine, Artymiss has become synonymous with extraordinary paper artwork. Artymiss, through uncompromising quality and attention to detail, teams innovative design with laser cutting technology to create truly unique pieces.View collection
Awa Meite’s eponymous fashion brand showcases unique garments and accessories handmade by artisans using traditional local materials and techniques passed down through generations. Ethically produced in Mali, the label beautifully weaves traditional techniques into striking contemporary silhouettes.View collection
Founded in 2011 by Nigerian designer Banke Kuku, the eponymous label is known for sophisticated loungewear made for women of all sizes and featuring bold and colourful prints. The brand's collections are made with silk satin which enhance the luxurious look and feel of their silhouettes.View collection
Bro's on the Road
Cait Of Stanford
Cait Of Stanford's books are handmade children's books "designed to enchant the child’s imagination and encourage learning while playing".View collection
Based in Cape Town, Chommies is a lifestyle brand which creates accessories for pet animals. From leash to collars, Chommies aims to create luxurious accessories for four-legged companions all the while using traditional techniques such as weaving and beading and having the lightest impact possible.View collection
Established in Cape Town, Clementina van der Walt and her two assistants Adonis N’sele Mumpango and Euloge Think create ceramics informed by Clementina’s intention to” seek the sacred in the ordinary”. Our selection includes contemplative vases which invite customers to reconnect with the “rituals of everyday life”.View collection
Colour Me Kids
Colour Me Kids is a children’s stationery brand encouraging children to celebrate the skin they are in and express ther individuality and self-love. Their founderss, Kylee and Justin Faure commit to donating a share of profits.View collection
Côté Bougie is a family-run artisanal business based in Marrakech. Their candles are handmade by talented local artisans using ancestral techniques and natural materials such as raffia, ceramics and recycled glass.View collection