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Welcome to Cottonwood, My name is Toni Botha and I’m the founder and owner of this proudly South African company.

I started Cottonwood 16 years ago after spending 7 years overseas living in China. When I returned, I noticed that French style furniture was not available to the South African public. This inspired me to source the very best French style furniture that the world had to offer and bring it to our beautiful country South Africa.

I have worked with the same suppliers for 16 years which were selected with care, making sure that all these factories are sustainable, eco-friendly and do not employ child labour.  Our relationships with the 3 factories we use are solid and I plan to keep supporting them. Two of the factories are in Java and all the furniture is “hand carved” out of Indonesian Mahogany and then painted.

The journey so far has been a constant adventure with many “interesting” challenges but I have never lost my passion for different and exciting new furniture. After losing my beloved husband and business partner in August 2018, I decided to re-evaluate how I want to run my business and essentially evolve with the times. We now no longer have a physical retail shop, but rather an online store where you will be able to purchase our products instantly.

So, we have re-launched Cottonwood as a sleek internet based supplier. I am very proud and excited to introduce to you our new Online Store!

Thank you to all my loyal customers over the past 16 years and I promise not to stop what we are doing as it’s far too much fun.

I welcome new customers and will continue to do my best to source lovely products.


Toni Botha