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.
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.
Our Kamma Linen bedding is now available in two limited edition colourways: Russet & Verdite Stripe. Light, crisp, breathable & woven from the highest quality linen threads. Italian-spun, woven in Plettenberg Bay.
Doing things a little differently is part of the vanguard spirit that makes Mungo ‘Mungo’… Our writer Georgina Selander shares her thoughts on flying your own flag.
In 2020 Mungo became South Africa’s first GOTS-certified weaving mill. The Global Organic Textile Standard is the world-leading standard for ethically produced organic textiles – read more about it here.
At Mungo we challenge the idea that value is a product of price. And we hope that as people understand where something comes from, and how it’s made, they’ll be encouraged to make more conscious purchasing decisions…
Now the proud cultivators of bountiful backyard gardens, 7 Plettenberg Bay community members recently completed our ‘Feed your family from your garden’ workshop, an initiative of the Mungo CSR, MOVE.
Partnering with local non-profit initiative, the Crags Eco Nappy project, Mungo recently donated enough bamboo fabric to provide 1200 cloth nappies to the new moms of the Covie & Kurland communities in Plettenberg Bay.
Following an audit in Feb 2020, Mungo is now South Africa’s first GOTS-certified weaving mill. Read more about the rigorous controls & checks that took place to acquire the certification.
Pro-organic or organic-shmanic? A opinion piece on organic in light of Mungo’s first-ever organic towel: The Aegean. Designed, woven, made in South Africa.
Since making the Mungo Linen Mask available online, we’ve had a few queries about the choice of fibre. Here’s why we chose 100% linen for our face mask.
There’s a new kid on the block – at 299 South Street to be exact. Born from a need for something a bit different, Shoppe Object is Manhattans new independent home and gift show which debuted in 2018. Under one roof, in Lower East Side, 450 visionary brands and designers from around the world come together for three days …
Our head designer, Lenore Schroeder recently fulfilled a longtime dream of owning her own loom. Here’s her story of finding, assembling and weaving on a beautiful old handloom.
In appreciation of those who keep us safe on the beaches, Mungo kitted out the Plettenberg Bay lifeguards with some limited edition red & yellow Itawuli towels.
keeping us safe on the beaches this summer, Mungo kitted out the Plett lifeguards with limited edition red & yellow Itawulis.
Through our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, MOVE, we hold staff development courses & workshops throughout the year. Read more about our recent communications workshop, led by development psychologist Carol Surya.
Read about what Mungo got up to in 2019: product launches and our quest to go organic, international trade shows, the our MOVE CSR workshops, #mungotowelstory submissions & more
In alignment with the values of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, MOVE, we host staff development workshops. We recently wrapped up a gardening course, where members of the Mungo team got to trips of resourceful & self-sustaining principles of permaculture.