Our Story

In the heart of LIV Village is the love of a father for His children, and His desire for the worth and value of each child on the village to be known. LIV Creative has had a similar vision, not only for the children but also for the community at large. We desire for God’s design of true worth and dignity over women in the Cottonlands to be known through creative work.

Stitch by stitch, the journey has been sewn together beautifully over the last few years. LIV Creative began as relationships were formed between LIV Village and the Cottonlands community. This relationship saw the beginning as we saw a need to uplift and provide jobs for the women in this community. A small group of women began beading, sewing and knitting. With the need and growth of the vision, our journey continued to unfold.

A factory was opened in September 2014 to accommodate the growing interest of women. This was able to provide employment for 20 women who worked together to produce amazing, t-shirts, bags and accessories. After much deliberation, this season came to an end 3 years later in 2017 and the factory closed down as the demand seemed to be smaller than the produce. With thankful hearts we look back and are reminded of the constant vision and of the faithfulness of God.

A small reminder of the heart of LIV Creative birthed a new season in May 2018. LIV Creative is still on this journey now, stitch by stitch and at the centre of it all is Jesus. For in Him all things were created. Colossians 1:16 acknowledges God as the original creator, the one who has brought all things together in a fusion of colour and life. This has been the foundation of our journey and the inspiration at the heart of LIV Creative.

Chelsea

 

When Chelsea was 11 years old, she started making her own clothes with a needle, thread, and scrap fabric. Chelsea joined the LIV Factory Team in 2014 where she used a sewing machine for the first time and it was evident that she had a talent to create beautiful things. Here, she also met Jesus and LIV became a community of hope for her. ‘Because of this place I am still strong and surviving’ says Chelsea, who has had to endure many difficulties in her life. Since May 2019, Chelsea has been part of the LIV Creative team- blessing our world with her creative skills. Purchasing a product from LIV Creative supports Chelsea and her family. Your purchase also supports children at LIV Village.

Nonjabulo

 

Nonjabulo has journeyed with the LIV Family since 2012. On this road together she has met Jesus and grown in understanding of the provision and love of God as a father. In 2014 LIV offered her a sewing course. This was the start of releasing a God given talent. As a single mother, Nonjabulo saw an opportunity to develop skills and provide more for her kids. Her determination has been ongoing. From the LIV clothing factory to the LIV Creative team in 2018- she creates outstanding products! By purchasing this product you are helping Nonjabulo provide for her family and reach her dream of working in fashion. Your purchase also aids the sustainability of LIV Village.