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HOW IT ALL STARTED

After returning from my trip to Burundi Coffee Community in 2016, I decided to follow my passion and focus on beautiful interiors and offer the know-how to help you live stylishly. Before I left, I was a tea- drinker, now I  find myself an avid coffeeholic!

With 20 years’ experience, and having studied in interior decorating and visual merchandising, my portfolio includes high level positions within national corporations.

Harvey’s Trading Co. officially opened in 2017. As interior stylist, my focus on procurement of sustainable materials and celebrating the uniqueness of individuals, by curating less “mass produced” pieces.

Decorating and creating beautiful spaces is my passion, and I  find much of my inspiration in nature and the world around me. Harvey’s Trading Co. respects the environment and wherever possible incorporates repurposed and sustainable materials.

Invest in your home, your family and yourself with unique, quality pieces from Harvey’s Trading Co. Services and Products.

Photo of Brenda Harvey

HOW IT ALL STARTED

After returning from my trip to Burundi Coffee Community in 2016, I decided to follow my passion and focus on beautiful interiors and offer the know-how to help you live stylishly. Before I left, I was a tea- drinker, now I  find myself an avid coffeeholic!

With 20 years’ experience, and having studied in interior decorating and visual merchandising, my portfolio includes high level positions within national corporations.

Harvey’s Trading Co. officially opened in 2017. As interior stylist, my focus on procurement of sustainable materials and celebrating the uniqueness of individuals, by curating less “mass produced” pieces.

Decorating and creating beautiful spaces is my passion, and I  find much of my inspiration in nature and the world around me. Harvey’s Trading Co. respects the environment and wherever possible incorporates repurposed and sustainable materials.

Invest in your home, your family and yourself with unique, quality pieces from Harvey’s Trading Co. Services and Products.

Photo of Brenda Harvey

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Harvey’s Trading Co. evolved over time, through my passion for art and décor. I love old buildings, repurposed furniture, and fine coffee. You might wonder what coffee has to do with an art and décor business? Quite a lot, actually.

My love for coffee developed during a trip to Burundi in 2016. Having met with some coffee farmers, I admired the way they invested such skill and effort into using natural resources to create a sustainable livelihood. Their passion and commitment to excellence mirrored my own, and I was humbled by their integrity and hard work under the toughest of circumstances.

Brenda in Burundi

SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

When I returned from Burundi, I was inspired to show my respect for authentic products, carefully crafted by skilled artisans. I also had a strong desire to support communities and upliftment programmes. Now Harvey’s Trading Co. promotes proudly South African-made products as well as upliftment programmes within communities.

It’s important to me to share the success of my business – that’s part of the good we do at Harvey’s Trading Co. Moreover, I’m proud to share that goodness with you. Isn’t it great to know that in purchasing our handmade décor items, you’re not only supporting the artisans and their families, but also entire communities?

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

Harvey’s Trading Co. evolved over time, through my passion for art and décor. I love old buildings, repurposed furniture, and fine coffee. You might wonder what coffee has to do with an art and décor business? Quite a lot, actually.

My love for coffee developed during a trip to Burundi in 2016. Having met with some coffee farmers, I admired the way they invested such skill and effort into using natural resources to create a sustainable livelihood. Their passion and commitment to excellence mirrored my own, and I was humbled by their integrity and hard work under the toughest of circumstances.

Brenda in Burundi

SUPPORT WHAT YOU LOVE

When I returned from Burundi, I was inspired to show my respect for authentic products, carefully crafted by skilled artisans. I also had a strong desire to support communities and upliftment programmes. Now Harvey’s Trading Co. promotes proudly South African-made products as well as upliftment programmes within communities.

It’s important to me to share the success of my business – that’s part of the good we do at Harvey’s Trading Co. Moreover, I’m proud to share that goodness with you. Isn’t it great to know that in purchasing our handmade décor items, you’re not only supporting the artisans and their families, but also entire communities?

Original Harvey's Shop

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

It all began with a faith-inspired board on which I pinned inspirational ideas and pictures. On this board landed a magazine clipping of an old-fashioned trading store, complete with a high façade, whitewashed walls and a tin roof. It brought to mind the traditional values that I wanted to embrace in my business: a reverence for family, a respect for local goods, and an investment in quality merchandise.

I named my company Harvey’s Trading Co. (using my new married name) and designed a logo that I felt reflects the business character. My parents-in-law then revealed to me that the family had owned a business nearly half a century earlier: J G Harvey & Co. The shop in Newcastle, KZN specialized in fashion, curtaining and haberdashery – not a far cry from the art and décor so close to my own heart. We were all amazed!

CONTINUING THE LEGACY

This was too much of a coincidence not to be meaningful. I’m now inspired to honour the family heritage through my business. Quality is timeless, and by carefully choosing products and resources, both my purchases and yours can help to bring the essence of precious objects back to life.

Today my vision is to continue the legacy of the J G Harvey & Co. store that was originally founded in 1930. At Harvey’s Trading Co. we value honesty and integrity, and are committed to providing each customer with the best service from start to finish. Now I can truly say that it’s in our DNA, and our results speak for themselves through referrals and repeat customers.

Let us collaborate!

Included in our many offerings, the virtual consultation aims to establish your decorating dilemmas, budget and most importantly your style preference. Simply click the Contact button below and tell us about your interior design goals. We will assist with functional ideas, tips, colour palette and floor layout.

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