Back to South Africa -

sourcing, container, airfreight, bali lombok, jewelry clothing
A wonderful few days with Cinda Hunter who owns a business in Jo'burg called 'Beloved Things', it's a retail, wholesale, gallery showroom where she sells all kinds of unique jewelry pieces, artworks, fashion and artifacts.

Following is a testimonial that Cinda sent me on RETAIL THERAPY BALI -

Bali is not an easy place to shop, simply because it is overburdened with outlets which makes it really hard to find the Right Stuff.  You could spend days walking the streets of Seminyak and Kuta (not to mention Ubud) wasting time and energy on the mediocre (probably kill yourself in the hole ridden sidewalks) and possibly still never find those truly exceptional places.
Enter Marilyn, an Aussie ex-pat who has lived in Bali for years and whose speciality is delivering the most fabulous that Bali has to offer - clothes, shoes, jewelry, spas & restaurants.....
Marilyn will take you out for a day of spoiling.   She will tailor make a day to suit the needs of each client.  She has an amazing eye and with her experience in the clothing trade can help find what is great for you.  She will take you to some truly stunning designers where you won't be able to resist some spending.   She is in the know on all the best places to eat and if you need that spa treatment too.... 
I have a shop in South Africa and had an extremely limited amount of time in Bali to try and source some great things.   Marilyn was totally amazing.  She looked at my website and after a few emails, she knew exactly what I was after and took me to some great wholesale outlets.  It might have taken me a few trips to get this kind of inside knowledge and she is a fantastic resource to know about if you are a buyer.   I wish there were people like her in more of the places I travel to!   Her fee is very reasonable and she gives incredible value for the money.   She is also just a great lady and a wonderful companion.  Highly recommended!