Da Gama Textiles is one of South Africa's oldest and leading textile producers, covering a wide range of textile requirements for both the local and export markets.Our core divisions are Home Sewing, Furnishing and Workwear / government tenders. The cornerstones of our business are the niche branded products we produce, including internationally recognised brand names such as Three Cats and Three Leopards Original Shweshwe in addition to special finish Workwear fabrics.
Albertina Sisulu (21 October 1918 – 2 June 2011) was one of South Africa's great heroes. Known to the people as MaSisulu, "Mother of the Nation", beloved of all who knew her, Albertina was an anti-apartheid activist who fought resolutely and courageously for human rights and dignity, suffering severe restriction of her personal freedom and of those she loved most dearly in the process. She lived to see the fruits of her labour and ultimately received numerous awards and honours for her part in the history of reform in South Africa.
In recognition of her life's work, Da Gama Textiles chose to create and produce a commemorative Original Shweshwe skirt panel in her honour. Original Shweshwe, South Africa's favourite fabric, has dressed the nation since 1948 and it was felt fitting that this iconic fabric, graced by this icon of the nation, be worn by the women of South Africa, whose largely liberated status has much to do with the ideals, struggles and successes of MaSisulu.