who we are

We are two passionate minds who go by the names of Marike Botha and Lauren Fouché.  Like so many others, we were told we could be anything and yet, years later, found ourselves following rules instead of dreams.  We felt called to take a stand for creativity and beauty in a society built on efficiency and function.  

We never could have guessed that our engineering careers would perfectly equip us with the skills we needed to launch Xhibit; we also would not have been able to do it alone and are grateful for those who have walked alongside us as we have grown.  

Our entire partnership - and friendship - started with a gutsy, faith-led phone call from Marike to Lauren, and a question to an almost-stranger: "Do you want to start a business?"  And even our small team of two celebrates diversity:  Marike lives on a farm in the vast Magoebaskloof Mountains of Limpopo, whereas Lauren (aka the Xhibit headquarters) is based in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth.

Aside from being Xhibiters, we are spontaneous travellers, avid pet-owners, proud wives, and haphazard explorers of everything.

blog posts

everybody loves Lauren
everybody loves Lauren

by Marike Botha December 01, 2020

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protea
have a peek

by Marike Botha August 12, 2020

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3 months of xhibiting
3 months of xhibiting

by Marike Botha July 27, 2020

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our values

Authenticity: we want to promote a world where our employees, providers and customers have the freedom to be their truest selves.

Celebration: we believe in paying attention to the moments, people and things that make life precious.

Inclusivity: we want to honour creatives, access customers and employ people across all borders.

Beauty: we strive facilitate a space that is not only functional but beautiful.

Care: we are committed to putting our heart into all we do.

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