Category Archives: Stories

One Day POP-UP 👕👗 POP-IN

One Day POP-UP 👕👗 POP-IN Tuesday, 8 December 2020 from 10:00-14:00at Pretoria | Waterkloof I invite you and a friend to celebrate the new collection of the fashion brand apfelgruen. ‘Traditional shweshwe fabrics meets European design’ Pop in and enjoy the exceptional clothing and have the taste of ‘Nussecken’ or ‘nut Corner’ a typical German

Lavende en Afrique du Sud?

Yes, there is quite a lot of this beautiful Lavender with its wonderful smell in South Africa. Last june I visited a Lavender farm in Pretoria East, not far from our home, to buy dried lavender flowers for my lanvender bags. The smell of fresh und flowering lavender when touching the bushes woke me up

The Story Behind…

The Story Behind… Shortly after arriving in South Africa, I took the opportunity to visit the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Strolling around Maseru, the capital city, I was impressed byabout the markets and shops I discovered in just half a day. Being a fashion and textile addict I was especially intrigued by a store which

The Story of Shweshwe

Shweshwe is a printed dyed fabric made of 100 % cotton which is traditionally used to make clothing. It is also known as Blueprint, dyed indigo, which was imported by German and Swiss settlers in the 19th century. The local name, shweshwe, is derived from Lesotho’s first king, Moshoeshoe I. He got the fabric from



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