So I felt I needed to tell and show you more about ShweShwe fabric and all the cute things they make already from this georgous fabric. I told you about the background etc.. Now I show you the magic that happens with it!!
Shweshwe poppies are drawn by children in Soweto, and sown by they're mothers and grandmothers as part of raising money for the African Children`s Feeding Scheme. The dolls are named after their creator and they come with a picture of that child. Isn't that cute, adorable or what? Here is the link where you could buy them, although it is in Afrikaans, you can still see the images.
These cute little birds are made by Wendren a surface designer by paper (aka textile designer or graphic artist) from Cape Town, South Africa. She has an Etsy shop where you can buy these cute birds, but also other goodies. Check her out here.
And here you can see shweshwe couture as you can find on the catwalk during the SA fashion show. Georgous ins't it? There is a site called Makotis who sells these custom design African traditional wear with a twist.
And below a mosaic from all the goodies that I found online when I was searching shweshwe at images. Look at shweshwe.co.za and dagama.co.za for more inspiration!
Have a shweshwe day ;-)