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KUBA: The Textile That Was Eco-Friendly Before It Was En Vogue
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The Kuba cloth, which is indigenous to the Kuba people, originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Between the 17th and early 20th century, the Kuba Kingdom (which is now the South Eastern region of the DRC) was one...
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CAPULANA: The Versatile Textile From Mozambique
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It’s known as the Kanga in Tanzania and Kenya, Pagne in Senegal and Congo, Lappa in Nigeria, and the Leso in Mombasa. But in Mozambique, it’s referred to as Capulana. Considered a traditional fabric, the Capulana is a vibrant cotton...
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ADIRE: The Blue Blood Tie-Dye Textile, Made In Nigeria
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Adire is a traditional textile craft made and worn by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Derived from the Yoruba words, adi (to tie) and re (to dye), Adire means tie and dye. The original versions were indigo-dyed and decorated with...
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AKWETE: Igbo Traditional Textile, Made In Nigeria 
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In August 2018, a rather spirited dancer - also known as British Prime Minister Theresa May - wore a custom-made Akwete jacket by Emmy Kasbit. The Akwete cloth is a hand-woven fabric from the Akwete area, near Aba in Abia...
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Editor’s Note – The Textile Series #tdsvoices
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Ladies and Gentlemen – welcome to the end of the year. I can’t believe that we will be saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year let alone getting used to writing 2019 very soon. Until then though, we have 2...
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Eco Innovation: Tosheka Textiles Takes on Sustainable Supply & Production
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Tosheka. A Kiswahili word that simply means satisfaction, runs deep with meaning and promise for this social entrepreneurial enterprise. It’s a guarantee of fulfilling their partners and customers needs through quality, value, delivery and customer service. Started in 2011, Lucy...
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LEAP YEAR: The RTW Clothing Lovingly Made In Uganda
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Launched in 2013, Leap Year is a clothing brand made and based in Uganda. It is the premier product from Asali Designs; a company formed by Pamela Kahwa to manifest her dreams and aspirations within the fashion industry. Although Pamela...
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Interdependence II MBOISA 2019 Winner
And the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019 is…
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The Interdependence II bench by Houtlander is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019. Members of the public had the opportunity to anonymously vote for a total of 10 ‘nominees’ via an online process. Announced on Friday 1...
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Editor’s Note
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NEW YEAR – NEW LOVES Series There is something magical and exciting about a new year. New year brings new opportunities, new dreams, new goals, new ideas and new things to fall in love with. Well, we at TDS are also...
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ASO OKE: The Prestigious ‘Top Cloth’ Made In Nigeria
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Aso-Oke, the Nigerian loom-woven textile transcends the runway and is sewn into the fabric of society
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BASOTHO BLANKETS: The Lesotho Fabric Making ‘Burritoing’ À La Mode
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The finest comfort of any cold season or place is the warm snugness of a blanket. How cruel then that we’re forced to leave it in the sanctuary of our bedrooms to brave the low temperatures. Because, wouldn’t it raise...
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FASO DAN FANI: A Symbol of Patriotism, Made In Burkina Faso
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The Faso Dan Fani is a woven cotton cloth made in the West African, landlocked country known as Burkina Faso. A cotton-based textile isn’t a novel addition to this series. Neither is a fabric that is weaved on a loom...
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Gonja Cloth: Kente Isn’t The Only Must-Have Fabric Woven In Ghana
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The Kente may be IT textile from Ghana, but the Gonja cloth shouldn’t be counted out. In fact, the Kente is considered a derivative of the Gonja; albeit with an infusion of colour. Not to mention, it’s part of the...
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Made In Ethiopia: The Habesha Kemis, It’s Details & Compliments
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Africa is a complex continent. Granted there are shared similarities amongst its citizens, each country has its own blend of cultural and lingual framework. Take for example, Ethiopia. It has over 80 ethnic groups with their own cultures, customs, dialects,...
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