Spring holds a special kind of magic. A feeling of renewal, a sense of optimism. Pulled along by the promise of change that extends beyond the cold chasms of winter. In the budding of new shoots that seem to appear slowly and then all at once, in the slow crescendo to warmer days, there’s time to reflect…
A story inspired by a piece of cake.
A call for the revolutionary power of optimism.
Read more about the 2023 Africa Textile talks – a full day of inspiring discussions that offer a platform to spotlight textile innovation and connect with industry change makers. The talks present a refreshing opportunity to explore responsive solutions, as we look to reimagine Africa’s fashion and textile landscape amidst globally relevant issues.
A hard look at fast fashion and the importance of traceability. A call to action: to take a deeper look behind the seams.
It takes many months, and many skilled hands, to produce the finest linen bedding. From field to finished cloth, there are no shortcuts to quality. Introducing our new linen bedding colourway – Terracotta.
Join us as we visit the farming cooperative, Terre De Lin, in Normandy to learn about their farming practices and the meticulous care that goes into cultivating the flax we use in our linen products. Watch the film here.
A reflection on consumption, impact, and the ‘grey area’ of sustainable production. Read the full story on the Mungo journal.
- Any intrepid seafarer needs the towel of the trade. And by that, we mean a Mungo Towel. But this is no everyday flat-weave. This towel is for the next generation of sea swimmers, oceanographers, and avid explorers. It’s a towel for the rockpool-finders, for the sandcastle builders and first-time snorkellers. Bright Futures It's important to [...]
Irreverent musings on organic cotton – and other 21st century problems.
In pursuit of a mindful, slower and all-natural lifestyle – a conversation around humble beginnings, business ethos and exceeding personal expectations with O’live founder, Zikhona Tefu.
A reflection on the fragility of supply chains, and the importance of being adaptable.
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.
At Mungo we challenge the idea that value is a product of price. And we hope that as people understand where something comes from, and how it’s made, they’ll be encouraged to make more conscious purchasing decisions…
Following an audit in Feb 2020, Mungo is now South Africa’s first GOTS-certified weaving mill. Read more about the rigorous controls & checks that took place to acquire the certification.
For over 30 years we’ve been removing the door to our flagship Plett shop, and re-hinging it at the close of day. Yesterday we closed it until we can reopen – alongside our 2 other shops and Mungo Mill in preparation for lockdown. Here’s to keeping hopeful, staying in touch & exploring alternatives.
In light of the Covid19 pandemic, Mungo MD Dax Holding, releases a statement regarding stringent protocols to be immediately effected at the Mungo Mill and shops.
Mungo has been looking for GOTS-certified organic cotton for some time. This is the story of our search for organic cotton in Turkey.
Sustainability and transparency are at the core of what we do at Mungo. We design textiles that are responsible, empower the makers and are made to last.
We are now selling the Groenfontein Toy Project’s creations online! This is a community based initiative for unemployed women of the Groenfontein Valley in the Karoo, South Africa. The project is lead by Renee and Paul Ledger and their aim is to provide these woman a steady income to help support their families. As well …
The difference between cotton and linen may be slight to most, but it is interesting to know how and why these fibers are used in the way they are. Linen is one of the oldest recognized fibers around and dates back thousands of years. There have been records of linen that are over 4000 years …