Soil&Co started as Soil Design, which is a boutique graphic design and illustration studio based in Cape Town which is recognized for it's classical designs and artwork. This enthusiastic design company was formed by sisters, Kara and Mieke Wertschnig, one being a graphic designer and the other an illustrator with collective expertise in identity, print, packaging, textiles, maps and the African environment.
Their Inspiration: “As kids we were brought up in a home surrounded by botanical artwork on the walls, which our mom collected over years. From fish, flowers, birds & fauna to Exotic tapestry wall hangings, you name it. This is definitely where our inspiration came from.” Soil&Co
Also being largely inspired by the beauty surrounding them in and around their city, over time influenced them to create their own range of premium, boutique South African wear and accessories, under the brand Soil&Co. They were privileged to have their mother, Lynette Wertschnig, who has been in the clothing industry for most of her life, collaborate with them on expanding the range. In 2014 they opened their first retail outlet at the Watershed, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (which is closed at the moment) and are starting slowly with their online store. www.soilprints.co.za