Partners Robyn van der Toorn and Ingrid Blohm have always worked side-by-side, initially as an art director/copywriter team in the advertising industry. In 2004 they opened up their own design studio,
Eleven Creative Team, and a year later spotted a gap in the market and Flowermill was born.

The Flowermill studio is based in Somerset West, just outside Cape Town, and operations are in Lakeside.


We love the planet and all who live on it

Flowermill is a proudly South African company and you’ll find a strong local flavour in the
design of our products. We’ve made a conscious decision to tread lightly on the planet,
and print almost everything on 100% recycled paper. R2 from the sale of each of our
Rhino cards goes to RhinoRage, to aid their fight against poaching and we donate to
GreenPeace on a monthly basis.


Packed with pride

The cards and tags are packed by Anchors Away, a group of intellectually challenged individuals
who take great pride in the work they do. They’re saving up for a new home, which should
hopefully be built soon, as there are not many options available for them in Cape Town, and
most are still living with their ageing parents.