When Mungo founder Stuart Holding, was given a couple of 200 year old antique Hattersley looms from an old weaving friend it ignited a whole new passion for him. Weeks were spent putting the machines together and taking them apart, to refurbish every nook and cranny. With only ancient weaving books as reference to what part goes where, it took quite some time to begin weaving any fabric, but once he did these solid work horse machines have never stopped. From here Mungo was born. Even though today we weave some products on faster more modern machines many of our items are still woven on the antique looms in our Working Weaving Museum in Plettenberg Bay, which is open to the public at Old Nick Village. All the items from the weaving museum are affectionately called a ‘Mungo Original’ so keep an eye out for this label. Today we refer to the weaving museum as the ‘beating heart’ of Mungo, which you will feel wondering through the gardens, hearing the clackety clack of the shuttle going back and forth creating products like the looms themselves, that are made to last.