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

Strange times in our world

Strange times we find ourselves in at the moment, Day 7 of the 21days lockdown… Another 2 weeks to go… Still, the number of COVID 19 cases has been low in South Africa. But what happens when the corona virus reaches the townships and crowded city centers? The population of South Africa is very young,

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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