A swishy multicultural delight

We’ve been enjoying working with some new shweshwe fabric we bought on a recent trip to Cape Town in South Africa. It’s such a treat for all the senses – sight and touch and even taste and smell! Shweshwe is a printed cotton fabric that’s distinctive to South Africa. The most well known is the Three Cats brand, produced by Da Gama Textiles, which is … Continue reading A swishy multicultural delight

‘I am a citizen of the world…’

‘Everything I did, I saw it through a tropical eye’, said textile designer Althea McNish. ‘I am a citizen of the world and I am multicultural.’ We love the sentiment and are inspired by her work, and we’ve produced a limited edition range using her vibrant patterns that revolutionised postwar design in Britain. McNish (1924-2020) came to the UK from Trinidad in 1950 and became … Continue reading ‘I am a citizen of the world…’