The word “danshiki” means “shirt” in Yoruba, a major language spoken in Nigeria by the Kwa people. Learn more about the Dashiki's history in this edition of Fabrics 101!
The friendly faces, rich natural foods and fantastic weather are some of the things that make Malawi the warm heart of Africa. One of the great things about this hidden treasure is Lake Malawi. There is just something special about the serene clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and tasty chambo (local fish).
Great news! Vlisco has launched a new collection called Think! Inspired by Bauhaus' architectural and minimalistic design philosophies, this collection contains a dazzling array of new fabrics and colours.
With all this talk about African fashion and textiles, we thought to have a blog describing the history and characteristics of some well known African fabrics.