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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