ShweShwe Poppis

The ShweShwe Poppis project spreads joy throughout communities with their "poppis" made from Three Cats Shweshwe. Their range of plush dolls is based on the enchanting and heartfelt drawings of the children of Zola Chrèche in Soweto.

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Shweshwe and Fashion


From traditional clothes to street wear to haute couture: isiShweshwe's material transition from the realm of workwear to sought-after fashion was unexpected but instant.

Appearing first on the runways in South Africa, isiShweshwe soon gathered global attention, thanks to a number of local designers who reflect the complex relationship between fashion and identity.

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