"Ukikaa Mbali na Mungu Unakosa Neema Zake" is the message this unique print brings forward, which translates to "When you stay far from God you miss His blessings".
From bright African print shirts to stylish African print pencil skirts, you can design an item of clothing your way with our unique unstitched hand-printed khanga collection. If you are looking for something a bit different and colorful, our range of comfort 100% cotton khanga fabric is the ideal choice.
Khanga is usually bought in a pair (2 pieces joined together) and needs to be cut and sewn along the raw edge to separate them before being worn. Khanga is extremely popular in East Africa and is worn daily by millions of women.
Once you’ve selected what items of clothing you would like from our African fashion wear, choose design elements that reflect your own personality! Whether you want bold and colorful or slightly more understated, there are several options to choose from!
The khanga is a colorful fabric and light, worn by women and occasionally by men throughout the African region. It is a piece of printed cotton fabric about 60 x 45 inches (uncut about 120 x 45 inches), often with a border along all four sides (called pindo in Swahili), and a central part (mji) which differs in design from the borders.
They are sold in pairs, which can then be cut and hemmed to be used as a set. The kanga is much more than a clothing piece, it can be used as a skirt, head-wrap, apron, pot-holder, beach wrap, and much more.
Due to the colorful and bold patterns, the designs can bring life to a party and help you to stand out from the crowd. They are preferred to be hand-washed or using mild detergent.
ZANZIBAR "Khanga" collection
Khanga is the East African print with a spoken word! These African print materials literally speak for the wearer. Khanga design has three major parts: “Pindo” – the border made up of sophisticated designs and vivid colors; “Mji” – the center of the fabric where the magic of print showmanship happens; “Jina” – the section of the fabric that displays the written message.
ZANZIBAR "Khanga collection" is made up of heavier weight cotton fabric which is perfect for transformation into different attires, perfect for many occasions: beach, party, shopping, or casual.
They are usually slightly larger than regular khanga, approximately X by Y inches (A by B cm). It is a rectangle of pure cotton cloth with a border all around it, printed in bold designs and bright colors. There are unlimited ways to wear the material. Check out our videos on how you too can don your khanga.
Care must be taken when cleaning it to ensure that colors remain vibrant for longer period. Best washed with cold water with like colors. DO NOT USE BLEACH. Use mild detergent. Wash and iron inside out. Line dry or use low heat setting in dying machine. Lightly iron on low heat.
SHUKRANI "Khanga collection"
An East African khanga (also spelled “kanga” after the Swahili name of the common speckled guinea fowl) is a rectangle of pure cotton cloth with a border all around it and printed in bold designs and bright colors. This cotton print is approximately 60 x 45 inches when cut or about 120 x 45 inches uncut.
Khanga is usually bought in a pair (2 pieces joined together) and needs to be cut and sewn along the raw edge to separate them before being worn. Kanga is extremely popular in East Africa and is worn daily by millions of women.
This khanga bears a saying "Ninakushukuru Kwa Wema Wako" which translates to "I thank you for your kindness". A fitting gift for many occasions.
By choosing our unstitched clothing fabric, you can design a garment that is suitable for casual or formal events including at the office, parties, festivals, holidays, weddings, and more.
It also uses various informational messages mainly dealing with celebrations, anniversaries, jubilees, meetings, advocacy (political campaigning), deaths, etc.
Occasionally a blemish will occur in the cotton printing process that may make your dress perfectly imperfect.
Khanga and similar fabrics are traditionally worn (today) throughout Africa as wraps and made into dresses, blouses, and other streetwear and couture designs.
The "ECD" African Kitenge/Ankara reversible (2 - in 1) handbag
This is a beautiful, one of a kind, reversibleelegant and stylishhandbag is inspired by the friendship within a sisterhood of five beautiful queens! Kitenge is the Swahili equivalent to Ankara fabric from East Africa.
ECDline is a tribute to a great friendship that continues to see me through thick and thin. This sisterhood is one of a kind, filled with ladies who have experiences highs and lows but yet stuck it out and supported one another. ECD is a reminder of GOD's blessings over a great friendship, sisterhood and love.
I made 12 purses, three of the same kind, but four are already gifted to my sisters, of cause! I have 8 left for the sisters who understand the journey of friendship and sisterhood and want to support this line. Each purse is handmade by yours truly, with love and care and mastery to ensure longevity, creativity and style to suit the user. I thought about the versatility we ladies love and enjoy, so you can wear it with multiple outfits, especially those dresses that are bold single colors! Go ahead and give it a try today...
Let's talk about this gorgeous selection. Each bag is approximately 17.5x16 inches including handles, reversible, so you get two bags for the price of one, with a potential to accommodate quite a bit of your personal items as you see fit!! The colors are popping and inspired by these beautiful ECD ladies who are so dear to me. Again, each bag was handmade and carefully stitched, inspected and just loved through out the process. Since this is a labor of love, I do not intend to make more of these bags so make sure you get yours now.
Handbag care: Ideally handbags are not meant to get wet or dirty, but these can be washed separately. However, if you wash them, there is no guarantee of retaining the same shine as prior to washing, especially since Ankara fabric is waxed and meant to be shiny, something to keep in mind. Also, they do not have an inside pocket to easily allow for reversibility.