If you are an avid Adele Dejak follower, you must have noticed this beautiful, unique fabric we use on our bags every once in a while:

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The fabric is called Mud Cloth, also known as Bogolanfini in its native Malian language.

Mud cloth is handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using fermented mud, a process that dates back to the 12th century.

On our recent trip to Paris, we met up with Boubacar Doumbia, a fellow member of the Design Network programme. Boubacar owns a textile workshop called Le Ndomo. Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people in Mali. It is a workshop that is invested the advancement of young people in economic life, hence promoting the ethos of ethical fashion. The workshop specialises in natural fabric staining and dyeing techniques, using mostly 100% organic cotton.

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Boubacar Doumbia

Just one of the many things that makes mud cloth so special is that each piece has a story to tell. Even the arrangement of the symbols on the cloth reveals something secret about the intended meaning.

Boubacar had brought along his magnificent mud cloth creations to the Maison & Objet and we fell in love with the fabric all over again!

Mud cloth pillow cases at the Maison & Objet
Mud cloth pillow cases at the Maison & Objet

 

We couldn’t resist bringing rolls of mud cloth back with us to Nairobi. We have since incorporated the stunning fabric into our Stefania bags. The beautiful results are as seen below:

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Stefania mud cloth

 

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Stefania mud cloth

The Stefania Mud cloth bags are now selling at our shop and showroom. There are only limited pieces available so hurry and get your piece while stocks last.

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One thought on “We Love Mud cloth

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    Jamala Wallace
    January 8, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I stumbled across your site by looking for african american handbag designers… I love your bags.. Congrats on producing a high end quality product. Best wishes for your company

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