As part of Mungo’s Social Responsibility Initiative, MOVE, we recently hosted our second installment of the Kids of Kurland Kikoi Project. Read more about how 16 students got to design their very own kikoi colourway.
We’ve put together a list of stops we’d recommend for your self-drive road trip down the Garden Route.
The winning Kids of Kurland kikoi design has been produced and is now available in stores – the first project of our Mungo MOVE program.
I was a big Mungo fan long before I started working here. It was the Itawuli that first got me. The African Sunset one, to be specific. A student at the time, I had been coveting it for many months before a bout of bronchitis helped me to bring one home.
Open to the public, the mill showcases a cross-section of weaving production from pre-industrial revolution to present day. At once, it has become our new thriving hub of production, and also the embodiment of our commitment to transparency in what we make and do.
Mungo’s big move to the new mill at Old Nick Village. A photo gallery of the men who moved many tons of weaving machinery, and made it all possible.
We are building what we are calling the Mungo Mill, a working weaving museum that will open to the public in order to showcase the age old art of weaving, from pre industrial-revolution to present day.
At the Mungo Mill we now have 7 working Dornier Looms which were all made in the 1970s (the older models, although slower, are more versatile). The latest addition being the Wide Width Dornier which arrived from the UK last year.
Here is a sneak peak of the latest at the Mungo Mill. We are gearing up for the holiday season and having a great time producing new colour ways and designs. We hope to see on them the shelves soon!
We can expect a new batch of the ever popular Mancloths, Selvage Serviettes, new Kikoi colours and a little table linen surprise.
For those of you who don’t already know, the ancient looms of Mungo’s weaving museum as well as Mungo’s magnificent shop is situated in the landmark destination of South Africa’s Garden Route – Old Nick Village. Here Mungo is surrounded by lush indigenous gardens as well as other creative retailers. Housed in a 19th Century …