Harbour Road, with its close proximity to the waterfront and its attractive mix of bars, restaurants, galleries and clothing shops, has always been one of the top shopping destinations in the CBD. And in spite of the toll that Covid-19 has taken on retail – especially the small speciality shops – a delightful new business has recently opened its doors in this vibrant street, right next door to the charming Originals Gallery.
TR Creation & Curation is the brainchild of Theresa and Graham Rothschild. Theresa’s flair for design spans from superbly hand-crafted, limited edition garments made from the finest organic textiles, to the funky Loonz Pantz for guys and gals – comfortable, loose-fitting pants with practical drawstrings made from durable and fun fabrics.
Graham, an ex-creative director and agency founder, now goes under the moniker Brand Nomad. He takes care of the branding and marketing, and curation. Theresa’s designs are thoughtfully curated alongside local speciality brands such as Walk the Talk Africa, Cape Alpaca, Skinesiology, Tanja Bousquet and David Green, which all, in one way or another, feel luxurious on the skin and good for the soul.
Based in Cape Town but with family connections in Hermanus that go back four generations, the couple have recently started spending more time at their holiday home in Onrus. After many years designing for private clients, Theresa and Graham took their curated collection of brands to the Hermanus Country Market when it reopened after the first lockdown.
In early December, they decided to take the plunge by opening their first fully-fledged shop in Hermanus. “Harbour Road is full of interest and character; it is sad that due to recent events some of the iconic shops are no longer there. We hope that TR Creation & Curation, in its own way, can contribute to bringing this street and the town back to life,” says Graham.
Theresa describes her clothing as ‘slow fashion’. She is committed to making clothes that are timeless and believes that craftsmanship and attention to detail are key to great style. “I prefer working with natural fibres and I seldom make more than one garment in one colour per size. For me my work is a real labour of love,” she says.
If understated class and enduring quality are what you’re after, look no further than TR at 5 Harbour Road, Hermanus. You’ll find everything from cool cotton frocks and classic shirts and tops, to bags, hats, sunglasses, slippers, socks, scarves, jewellery and skincare products.
TR Creation & Curation is open Monday to Saturday from 09:30 – 17:30 and on Sundays from 10:00 – 14:00. Call Graham on 082 559 7526.