Being a South African born Greek/Cypriot, I started Olamati in 2016 as a sideline business. At the time I had a full time job and wanted to start a business where I could design and give customers what they needed and at the same time earn extra income.
After matric, I studied BCom Marketing and furthered my studies with Honours in Marketing.
During my years, I have had extensive Marketing and sales experience at companies such as Swatch, Clarins, LÓreal, Avon and Matsimela. Along the way, I have also owned and taught at a Moms and Tots.
I have always shown a passion towards art and painting, and have created unique paintings of my own. I have been married for 14 years and I am a proud mom of 2 amazing kids, Sophia and Christo.
My passion has grown from Marketing to sales and now I design my own products with each product having its own special and unique touch.
The name Olamati was derived by me (Christina) wanting to create a brand comprising of "all" mati (evil eye) products and so I came up with the name "Olamati". At the very start of the opening of the business, the main line of items were the imported mati soaps. Over the years it has grown from strength to strength and today we offer home decor gifting items as well as custom-made gift favors.
We understand that each event and home is unique and we strive to keep our customers "stress free" and happy.
Our products are handmade using only superior quality materials, from trimmings to mati’s, threads & finishes. Our materials and packaging are sourced locally, from Greece, Cyprus and Canada, with the final product being carefully labelled and packaged locally (South Africa).
We are a small business which aims to provide unique and beautifully custom-made pieces for your home or event.
We are also proud to be a part of the Machi Filotimo cancer project where a percentage of our proceeds is donated to this amazing project.
We hope you enjoy your products as much as we enjoyed creating them. Please feel free to refer us to a friend, rate us and post your items on social media...