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All our garments and toys are handmade in South Africa by a wonderful team of women, using 100% cotton Shweshwe fabric.
Shweshwe fabric is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional Sotho (South Africa & Lesotho) clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colours and printing designs characterised by intricate geometric patterns. Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim, or tartan, of South Africa.
Our little teething giraffes and rhinos are stuffed using 100% cotton off cut threads from the local HandWeavers - they are machine washable too!
The local Barrydale Handweavers make all our extra soft blankets by hand, it is quite impressive to watch, and the quality is extraodinary.