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West African fabrics are renowned for their ingenious, richly detailed patterns and daring use of colour. You might prefer the bright, modern designs offered by Vlisco, the subtle, low-key complexity…

Spare fabric doesn’t have to be left un-used, breath new life into your African fabric off-cuts with these simple projects. 1. Coin Purse Coin purses are extremely easy to make….

West African textiles are famous for their stunning and often elaborate print designs. This makes them well-suited to creating beautiful fashion pieces, but to get the most out of your…

We often praise the bright colours and vibrancy of African fabrics on this blog. However, not all our African textiles feature bright hues. Several are available in black-and-white colour schemes,…

There have been many stories recently from social media, showing girls and boys heading to their High School prom in traditional West African dress, sometimes with matching outfits for their…

Guipure is a particularly interesting type of lace, as it’s made in such a way that the motifs are stable and therefore can be cut quite easily. Because of this…

Lace is a popular choice of fabric for a multitude of West African fashions. Whether you choose guipure, Swiss voile, brocade or organza, it’s important to understand there’s an art…

Lace isn’t just for shawls and your grandmother’s curtains! Over the past few years beautiful, colourful laces have exploded on to the catwalk and are now worn by everyone from…

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