Diverse Vibrant Unique
my love for africa grows with each new experience and encounter we have. The appreciation of our people is rooted in it’s diversity, creativity, vibrancy and skill. The essence of Africa and its people can be experienced through the cultural expression of song, dance, artistry and craft. The celebration of life, despite diversity, is inspiring and uplifting. This defines who we are, what we do and the appreciation of artisan skill and craft produced on the African continent.
my love for africa offers the opportunity to take an authentic piece of Africa into any space, be it home or work. Our collection of products embrace the heart and soul of Africa. Be encouraged to know the source of your purchase and the natural raw materials used in its construction. Live a conscious lifestyle and appreciate the perfect in the imperfect. We offer a collection of unique made by hand in Africa products. Artisans may apply their own mark to the raw material, construction and finish of a product. Each product tells a story of the artisan or crafters level of skill, artistic ability and creative passion.
my love for africa is committed to creating sustainable opportunities and employment for talented artisans. We work directly with artisans, coordinators and likeminded individuals who share our vision and passion for Africa. Over time and with tolerance, insight and patience we can all lead a more purposeful life.
Passion Patience Productivity
We thrive on getting creative through the design and procurement of authentic pieces that will find a purpose and place in any space. Most products in our offering have a dual purpose, we encourage you to push your boundaries and enjoy the journey.
Working with crafters on the design of products that speak to traditional influence and elements with strong African roots have an immense appeal. The use of natural raw material, organic design and principles is what captivates our interest and that of our conscious living customers.
Our range of authentic Shweshwe products is driven by traditional African style, the appreciation of color and a level of practicality. Small items of great beauty have an immense appeal. Shweshwe fabric, made in South Africa, is 100% cotton ensuring durability and an improvement with age. Inspired by Africa, outdoor and practical living and the love for authentic product and design.
Cotton Preshrunk Durable
Shweshwe fabric, used for our homeware and accessory range, has been preshrunk. This soaking and wash process ensures the fabric is color fast and the 10% shrinkage allowance has been realized.
We only use authentic South African produced, 100% cotton Shweshwe fabric. Shweshwe is a bright, bold and colourful fabric with a lot of depth and character. The ethos of Africa is expressed through the fabric design, colour and the quality product we deliver.
Shweshwe will soften with each wash and the colour may fade over time. However, due to the construction method applied in producing the fabric, it is highly durable. Your Shweshwe products will see you through many years of daily use and celebrations.
Shweshwe is often paired with locally produced waffle weave, twill and Petersham ribbon to complete our diverse product range.
Quality Consistency Empowerment
my love for africa Shweshwe products are designed, cut, sewn and quality-inspected by passionate individuals hoping to improve their lives by applying their skill. Often self-taught and committed to consistently meeting our quality and lead time requirements, these aspiring seamstress learn the importance of customer service and time management.
my love for africa thrives on creating sustainable opportunities and employment by empowering individuals with drive, determination and a will to succeed.
We source, market and sell products Made by hand in Africa that display local talent, use natural raw materials and uplift the lives of the artisan.
We are inspired by Africa, its beauty, diversity and abundance.