On the 17th of July 2019, we invited 16 students from the Crags Primary School in Plettenberg Bay for a tour of our mill and a workshop in textile design.
Led by our designer Lenore, each student designed their own kikoi colourway. From the 16 simulations created, a winning design was selected by our followers on Facebook and Instagram, and then put into production at the Mungo Mill.
Introducing the ‘Mungo Moon‘, a colourful pure cotton kikoi designed by Alwynia Simon.
All proceeds from this kikoi will go towards funding the salary of a much-needed teacher at Alwynia’s school.
You can read more about this year’s workshop here.
We aim to link the visual experience with the principles we believe can help change the world. We strive to adopt the philosophies of circular economy and regenerative agriculture. We promote the values of quality and longevity, re-use and recycle. It is important that we design things that last and that we share the importance of this.
So every year we invite a class of students from Crags Primary to the Mungo Mill for an experience in how to give back without handing out, involving them in the process of helping to pay the salary for a teacher for their school. Drawing from the raw artistic talent of un-schooled intuitive approach to combining colours, we take the winning combination and put it into production. All the proceeds from the sale of this kikoi go towards funding said teacher. And then next year we do it again.
Mungo prioritises in equal measure good design and doing good. This means not only taking care to produce beautiful textiles of high quality, but also keeping at our core a desire to do better, and to rethink the way we do things. This led us to open our very own CSR, MOVE, through which we champion causes that support and empower the natural and human environments in which we operate. Through MOVE, we recognise our responsibility to take nothing for granted, and to place equal emphasis on the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.