South Africa is a special place for Markian.

Markian's design director, Roz de Waal, was born and raised in South Africa, with her family still residing there. We work with countless South Africans, including our collaboration with Mungo. Our professional and personal lives have been vastly improved by these special people, so it was immensely important that we do as much as we can for South Africa in this current crisis. 

In support our South African brothers and sisters during this time of unrest, we’re taking 10% off our entire napery range, and donating 10% to LIV Durban, a village for orphaned and vulnerable South African children.


With over 5 million orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, LIV Durban was created in 1997 to provide these children with a safe home, a mother to love them, food to eat, and a school to educate them. Partnering with various companies to form a culinary school and a welding academy, LIV is helping unemployed members of the community to gain skills that will provide them with employment opportunities, giving them new hope and a future.

We place orphaned and vulnerable children into a family environment where they will receive unconditional love, spiritual discipleship, care and nurturing as well as an education to set them up for a bright future.

LIV's core vision is to Rescue a child, Restore a life, Raise a leader, and Release a star. To date, 96 environmentally friendly homes are complete with 32 house mothers and more than 170 children in residence. Pre School, Junior and Senior primary Schools are established, as well as the playschool with dedicated, talented teachers guiding and instructing the children. The LIV School has a well-equipped computer room with 30 computers and the LIV School Library continues to grow through incredible donations of books from various sources. 

Their vision is to see many more villages open up throughout South Africa, including LIV Cape Town which is slated to finish late 2021.

We hope that you can help us get behind this wonderful initiative and support the lives of disadvantaged South African children!

Use code LIVYOURMARK at the checkout to receive 10% off
View our full linen and napery range here.

For further information on LIV and LIV Durban, please click here.

August 05, 2021 — Anyssa Chorvat