WHAT IS SHWESHWE?
Shweshwe has a unique manufacturing process which gives the product a special weight, texture, and durability. The linings of these leather goods will last longer and are more durable than traditional cotton linings.
The process produces a printed dyed cotton that is widely used for traditional South African clothing. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is manufactured in a variety of colors and printing designs characterized by intricate geometric patterns. Due to its timeless popularity, shweshwe has been described as the denim or tartan of South Africa.