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  • Inside the Mungo design office with Mungo designer Lenore Schroeder

    Our bold, bright & generously sized Folly Beach Towel has been a long-favourite flat weave. Now we’ve relaunched it in Hermit Crab. We chatted to our designer, Lenore, about her process and inspiration.

  • Playing within the creative constraints of our antique shuttle looms, we designed and wove the Linen Scarf. Loading the pirns at random, our weavers found play in the weft. The result is that each scarf bears the creative hand of its creator. Each is truly one of a kind. Read more on our blog.

  • Mungo designer, Lenore Schroeder's handloom, dressed with the warp

    Our head designer, Lenore Schroeder recently fulfilled a longtime dream of owning her own loom. Here’s her story of finding, assembling and weaving on a beautiful old handloom.

  • Mungo a wooden pirn for use in an antique loom

    Mungo? Mango?! We often are confronted with this conundrum. Read more to find out the secret behind our name.

  • Mungo Charleston and Mungo Mill in Plettenberg Bay are collabing with some creative and colourful threads spun by Charleston shop manager, Rachel Neil

    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.

  • The Mungo Mill at Old Nick Village in Plettenberg Bay

    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 men moving looms

    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.

  • Textile pattern cards

    Lenore Schroeder, our new designer tells us a bit about her career in the world of textiles and her experience working for Mungo.

  • loom weaving cape town

    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.

  • Weaving mill architecture plans

    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.

  • new wide width Dornier Loom arrives at Mungo Mill

    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.

  • Hattersley Domestic Loom moves to mungo micro mill

    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.

  • mungo linen

    Mungo’s journey to 100% Design South Africa in Johannesburg. Words by Craig Harding. Hattie is a one hundred year old Hattersley loom and we’re on the road from the Mungo mill in Plettenberg Bay to 100% Design South Africa in Johannesburg.

  • The Hattie Tea Towel. Pure cotton kitchen cloth. Sturdy and durable with a true selvage woven on the antique Hatterleys Loom.

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    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.

  • Mungo - Old nick Village

    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 …

  • Mungo - Old Nick Village

    15 minutes from Mungo HQ (aka Old Nick Village) lies a picturesque dairy farm and one of our weaving operations. This is where our wider width materials are woven and the looms work at a little faster pace.

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    One doesn’t always immediately think of where their garment comes from or who and how it was made. So today we have put together a few snaps of behind the scenes at Mungo HQ in Plett. Mungo is based at the historical homestead of Old Nick Village. Scattered among the Century old buildings makes for …

  • 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 …

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