Mungo? Mango?! We often are confronted with this conundrum. Read more to find out the secret behind our name.
Passion project loading! Our Mungo Mill designer, Lenore Schroeder and Mungo Charleston shop manager, Rachel Neil have teamed up for a bit of cross-continental collaboration.
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.
Lenore Schroeder, our new designer tells us a bit about her career in the world of textiles and her experience working for Mungo.
Last month we hosted the Cape Weavers Guild for an exclusive show and tell at our inner city Micro Mill in Cape Town. We also chatted to Guild member Michael De Souza about his weaving journey.
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.
This is the story of a hundred-year-old Hattersley Domestic Loom. Hattie now resides at the Mungo inner city micro mill in Cape Town.