March 26, 2018

Shweshwe in the inner city

Named after 19th Century Sotho King, Moshoeshoe 1, shweshwe is the quintessential fabric of South Africa, synonymous with South African textiles and traditional wear. In Johannesburg’s […]
March 7, 2018

Shweshwe – The fabric that whispers

Modern shweshwe fabric comes in many colours, and is used mainly for African traditional dress. It has a rich history and its journey from the indigo […]
March 5, 2018

Siwa Mgoboza creates wonders with Shweshwe

Siwa Mgoboza is an artist who explores notions of difference and belonging as informed by his personal experiences of prejudice and assimilation. Growing up abroad and […]
February 16, 2018

How to spot authentic Shweshwe

Shweshwe has its origins in a fusion of African and European histories. Shweshwe was originally dyed with indigo, which has been found throughout the African continent […]