A round-up of what we’ve been up to in 2021: product launches, the expansion of our weaving mill, receiving our Global Organic Textile Standard certification (again), happenings from our CSR and more.
If you’ve had the chance to visit our flagship Cape Town store, you’ll be familiar with our most-loved loom, fondly known as ‘Hattie’. With the expansion of the Mungo Mill underway, we’ve brought her up to the Garden Route to join the rest of her clan – and to be reunited with those who truly know how to take care of her…
In 2017 we built the Mungo Mill – a culmination of our dream for open and transparent textile production. Over the last year we’ve been expanding this vision. This week we opened the doors to Phase 2.
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.
Exploring the idea of human connection in a digital world, our writer Georgina recalls her fortuitous first trip to the Mungo Mill.
In 2020 Mungo became South Africa’s first GOTS-certified weaving mill. The Global Organic Textile Standard is the world-leading standard for ethically produced organic textiles – read more about it here.