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Shoh, these corona-times are not for sissies! It does however not mean that we should not celebrate our sistah’s this Women’s Day! Or give a gift of appreciation to that special client, or already looking into a year-end gift (as #thistooshallpass)….. We fully understand that budgets are super tight in these unprecedented times, so we have worked with our suppliers on a list of some amazing gift ideas from R35- R55… without any concessions to our SHWEET brand values: our gifts are original, locally made in Cape Town by small family-owned businesses, using locally sourced, environmentally friendly materials as much as possible. They are original, useful, durable, and contemporary African.
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LOVE AFRICA.BE SHWEEET
We love shwe shwe – the waxy feel, the iconic scent of fabric dye, the endless geometric patterns and the bright and bold colours. We never get bored and always keep choose new patterns for our range of notebooks, and it is no surprise that we make all our hats in this happy vibes fabric too!
Some facts about shweshwe:
- The local name shweshwe is derived from the fabric’s association with Lesotho‘s King Moshoeshoe I, also spelled “Moshweshwe”. Moshoeshoe was gifted with the fabric by French missionaries in the 1840s and subsequently popularised it
- It is also known as “German print” sejeremanein Sotho and ujamani in Xhosa, after 19th century German and Swiss settlers who imported the blaudruck (“blueprint”) fabric for their clothing and helped entrench it in South African culture
- Shweshwe is traditionally used to make dresses, skirts, aprons and wraparound clothing and is traditionally worn by newly married Xhosa women, known as makoti, and married Sotho women
- Aside from traditional wear, shweshwe is used in contemporary South African fashion design for women and men from all ethnic groups as well as for making accessories and upholstery, it is also used in the United States as a quilting fabric