Definitions

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  • n. A patterned South African fabric.

Etymologies

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Xhosa

Examples

  • Seardel CEO Stuart Queen pointed to special touches in the clothing - colorful African shweshwe cloth discreetly lining the waistband of a pair of pants and chinos closed by two brass buttons and one red button, all branded with 46664.

    The Seattle Times

  • If shweshwe can be organic one day -- I'll be in heaven!

    Muti

  • Since the company that produces the shweshwe is owned by 45\% of the workforce themselves and the cotton is grown locally, I think that is a sustainable and ethical solution for them on the Eastern Cape.

    Muti

  • I still think Quail is the only label in love with shweshwe in the UK.

    Muti

  • I use South African shweshwe and was the first label in the UK to retail ladies shweshwe shirts and dresses in that famous blue!!!

    Muti

  • Quail was featured on the front page of the South African times newspaper in Europe for using South African shweshwe and for my innovation of eco and ethical fashion which is designed and made in England.

    Muti

  • The fact that shweshwe is a national heritage item is a lovely thing.

    Muti

  • here's an article about the use of shweshwe in modern design with a bit of history of the fabric.

    A (much more specific kind of) Dress A Day - A Dress A Day

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