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Born out of lack and necessity, Lilly Loompa is a testament to creativity and resourcefulness.

Photo cred: Natalie Gabriels Photography

We create our homeware through our process of hipcycling, which is essentially upcycling discarded waste and transforming it into desirable products that would complement your home.

The items range from small storage holders to lamps and toothpick holders, as well as vases. All materials are carefully sourced from waste and sustainably reimagined as beautiful, yet purposeful products. Eco-friendly, handcrafted and 100% South African, each Lilly Loompa piece, once trash, is now a meaningful piece of treasure.

Upcycled Hip Homeware.

 

About

I am restoration.

Photo cred: Natalie Gabriels Photography

A little bit about Lizl Naude, our founder.

A life rich with experience, learnings and purpose, has made Lizl the passionate designer she is today. Born out of lack and necessity, Lilly Loompa is a testament to her creativity and resourcefulness.
 In 2004, she started Lilly Loompa and since then has run different businesses under that label, including jewelry-making and interior decorating.
The wife and mother of two daughters, ventured into the recycling business a few years ago when her household suffered a number of financial setbacks.
In the course of the last decade, these financial misfortunes demonstrated that the same philosophy of renewal and innovation that informs her design work has an equal application in her home and business life.

 

Lizl is a self-taught designer and initially started designing and making furniture because she couldn’t afford to buy new pieces to furnish her home. She started to scout and source for budget material and quickly realised that most people discard of very usable materials.

Lizl is passionate about making a change in her community and together with her husband, she serves as a Director of The Chosen Foundation.   With the Abraham’s Sons programme, they facilitate the restoration of men and families, through mentoring and travelling.

A little bit about the company, Lilly Loompa.

Lilly Loompa Eco-Products was formally launched with an online auction in September 2016.
The initial company was registered in 2004 as a Jewellery company and has gone through an organic metamorphosis since then.
We manufacture a variety of products, from storage holders, lamps, to dinner table accessories, among others. Our homeware is created through a process of hipcycling, which is essentially upcycling discarded waste and transforming it into desirable products that would complement your home. Eco-friendly, handcrafted and 100% South African, each Lilly Loompa piece, once trash, is now a meaningful piece of treasure.

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Products

 WINE BOTTLE PRODUCTS

We live in wine country and it is consumed at leisure on many occasions. With the result that wine bottles flood our waste bins. Here are some innovative products we have designed to re-use those glass bottles.

ECO LAMPS

Is that a food can? Yes…it is! From library book-ends to jam cans…these lamps and desk lamps are sure to get the conversation started!

TOONA CAN

Our most iconic product…the Toona can…and yes it is made from a tuna can! How cool is that? It is a great product to keep on your desk, or at home. Suggested uses: paperclips, hairbands, jewellery, memory cards, USB’s, etc

Partners, Associations and Affiliates

Media

81: Lizl Naude – Turning rubbish into beautiful furniture

Interview with Zoe on Expresso – 3 November 2017

City Press – 25 March 2018

Interview with The Village Guy, Myles Minaar – 7 June 2018