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.
Linen and cotton are the two natural fibres we at Mungo use the most in our products. They both have long histories of use, are incredibly versatile and have great practical qualities. So how do these two superfabrics measure up against one another?
A vibrant range of textured, checkered cloths in 9 bold and bright colourways. With the Vadoek, our textile designer Lenore Schroeder has created the perfect antidote to the traditionally drab dish towel.
We’ve been busy refurbishing our Mungo store at the lively 44 Stanley in Johannesburg. The custom-designed, modular shelving keeps in line with the industrial feel of the center, whilst perfectly framing our display of fine woven homeware textiles.
In keeping with the celestial theme of the Tawulo, we are welcoming the sunny Soleil, a vibrant new towel that punctuates the muted tones of the range with its bold character. A mix of citronelle, sage, and mustard forms a melange of pattern and texture, tied together with the solidity of a duck egg stripe.
In our efforts to become the best company we can possibly be, we’ve been experimenting with natural dyeing. Craig details how he managed to create the colours in this limited edition naturally dyed Kenza scarf.
To facilitate more colours and greater volume we’ve moved the production of our striped Kikoi range to our Dornier machines. Welcome the South Kikoi.
I recently got asked if I’d like to join master weaver Stu for a morning of mussel foraging along Keurbooms coastline in Plettenberg Bay. An irresistible offer, of course.
Our new improved Belgian Waffle towel is wider, longer and fuller and now also sports a luscious eyelash fringe on all four sides.