Keep Your Wardrobe Bright, Even in the Winter

Mana Boxes
2 min readDec 10, 2020


With winter comes longer days of darkness and cooler temps. It’s also the time for seasonal depression and mental health struggles. There are a lot of small things that you can do to brighten the season and your mood just by surrounding yourself with color and positive energy.

Bring on the Dopamine
Many of us spend so much of our time in white, black, browns, and the like, but did you know by doing that you could be missing out on some serious health benefits? Just looking at bright colors releases dopamine in your brain, which is often referred to as the “happy hormone.”

Luckily, a Mana subscription is full of brightly colored fashion, décor, and household items to brighten your winter blues. We feature handmade items in bright blues, jewel tones, vibrant pinks, and more. A little pop of color in your outfit can go a huge way towards lifting your spirits.

A Land Full of Vibrancy
South Africa is a country full of vibrancy and color! It is well known for its bright colors, bold patterns and intricate textures. Mana is a platform for the women artisans that it supports to showcase part of their culture and vibrancy with you.

In South Africa, colors are not only vibrant, but they carry a lot of symbolism. Their diversity and appreciation for color can be found in the national flag. In the flag, green is considered to symbolize the fertility of the land. Black symbolizes the African community. Gold represents the mineral wealth of the country. Blue represents the endless possibilities for South Africans. We consider ourselves to be tremendously blessed to feel that we are adding to the symbolism of the blue in the flag.

With Love from Africa
So, what are you waiting for? Get out of the winter blues and surround yourself and the ones you love with the colors and symbolism of Mana. Do so knowing that you are empowering women entrepreneurs in South Africa.

If you’re ready to support Mana and help brighten up your winter days, sign up for our Kickstarter here!



Mana Boxes

Mana is a quarterly subscription box featuring handcrafted, unique pieces created by local women artisans in South Africa. Every curated piece tells a story.