A round-up of what we’ve been up to in 2021: product launches, the expansion of our weaving mill, receiving our Global Organic Textile Standard certification (again), happenings from our CSR and more.
If you’ve had the chance to visit our flagship Cape Town store, you’ll be familiar with our most-loved loom, fondly known as ‘Hattie’. With the expansion of the Mungo Mill underway, we’ve brought her up to the Garden Route to join the rest of her clan – and to be reunited with those who truly know how to take care of her…
In 2017 we built the Mungo Mill – a culmination of our dream for open and transparent textile production. Over the last year we’ve been expanding this vision. This week we opened the doors to Phase 2.
Our bold, bright & generously sized Folly Beach Towel has been a long-favourite flat weave. Now we’ve relaunched it in Hermit Crab. We chatted to our designer, Lenore, about her process and inspiration.
Life’s too short to save ‘the good stuff’ for a rainy day. A reflection on the value of enjoying, and using, what we have, now.
Illze Muller has an eye for design and a passion for possibility. She has brought an 1850s barn on the Garden Route, brilliantly back to life.
With an eye for design and a passion for possibility, the Mullers have brought an 1850s barn brilliantly back to life as luxury Garden Route accommodation. We took a trip to Herbertsdale, and sat down with the residing family, to learn more about the history of ‘Langskuur’.
The production of linen yarn is a multi-step process. And without compromise, it takes time. Introducing our new Space Grey Linen Bedding – and the time and craft that went into making it…
We spoke to Cape Town-based natural dyer, Genna Shrosbree, about her process and craft, and the techniques used to conjure the new range of Mungo + Beagle and Basset Botanically Dyed Organic Cotton Baby Blankets.
In the heart of the Southern Suburbs you’ll find our’s newest retail store, offering our full range of homeware textiles. Open daily with ample parking, and adjacent to Cape Town’s best coffee and croissants. Take a look inside.
The Cloverleaf Tablecloth is an enduring classic on the Mungo range. Inspired by an 18th century design, refined by our Master Weaver and woven from the finest Italian-spun linen threads. Read, and watch, the history behind this one-of-a-kind cloth on our blog.
Every mutt needs a Moholo. And every Moholo needs a model. See how photographer Sharyn Hodges shot her three adorable Golden Retriever doggos with the new Mungo Moholo Dog Blankets.
In pursuit of natural dyeing, Craig and Georgina set out flower picking in the Crags. Here’s the story behind their excursion, and the newest (very limited edition) Kenza Scarf.
Discussing the historic Willow Weave design with the Master Weaver himself, Stuart Holding.
Inspired by the heart-warming story of Bonbon and Blanket, we wove to life a colourful cotton kids blanket at the Mungo Mill. Each blanket is sold alongside a signed copy of the book, with the proceeds in aid of local NGO, Shine Literacy.
Playing within the creative constraints of our antique shuttle looms, we designed and wove the Linen Scarf. Loading the pirns at random, our weavers found play in the weft. The result is that each scarf bears the creative hand of its creator. Each is truly one of a kind. Read more on our blog.
Exploring the idea of human connection in a digital world, our writer Georgina recalls her fortuitous first trip to the Mungo Mill.
Our Kamma Linen Bedding is now available in a dreamy new colourway, Grey Mist. Woven with a unique melange fleck that adds visual texture. Italian-spun, woven by us.
Read more about the rich and varied history of Old Nick Village and surrounds – where our mill and flagship store makes it home. From the early inhabitance of the indigenous people, to the arrival of the spice route-seeking Europeans and subsequent British colonial conquest, to its present evolution as a landmark shopping destination on the Garden Route.
In 2017 we started on a journey… A trip to Turkey to find the world’s best organic cotton culminated in 3 new organic cotton towels. And in 2020 following an audit, we achieved the GOTS-certified of the Mungo Mill. Now introducing our latest addition – GOTS-certified Organic Baby Blankets.