We’ve all become accustomed to ankara or kente as the iconic African prints. But how much do we know about African prints from other parts of the continent? Shweshwe, known as idakhi by many Xhosa people in South Africa, is a cotton fabric often with a fine white print pattern. In the Xhosa culture Shweshwe … Continue reading The African print you probably didn’t know about
While browsing on Instagram I stumbled across African print gym tights. This was a big moment. African print fabric, sometimes called Ankara, has been made into dresses, furniture, and even socks. Now we see African print on gym attire. This is particularly important, here’s why. Context The practice of health and fitness have been made a White … Continue reading African print gym wear!