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Here at Kitenge we aim to celebrate African culture and fashion by creating modern African print clothing that has a unique, bold style and bright, eye-catching colours and patterns. Our colourful, high quality African print clothing is produced by tailors in Tanzania using locally sourced fabric. The name ‘kitenge’ refers to the African wax print fabrics sold in the busy local markets of Tanzania and it was these fabrics that inspired the founding of Kitenge’s online store.
There is certainly a story to tell behind the steps taken to produce the African wax print fabric used for our clothing. Every piece of original fabric is locally sourced and made using 100% cotton.
Our collection of lovingly handmade clothing is stylish, vibrant and bold, and includes our ever-popular African wax print dresses and African print shirts.
Every purchase of African print clothing from Kitenge directly supports the Tanzanian textile industry, helping to increase employment through job creation, which improves the lives of the Tanzanian tailors and their families.
Setting up an online boutique has enabled Kitenge to showcase the skills of Tanzanian tailors and raise the profile of African print clothing with worldwide shipping available from our UK base. What’s more, every piece of Kitenge clothing is lovingly handmade, meaning no two pieces are exactly the same!
Our clothing is already proving popular at UK festivals and markets, with many people not only attracted by the colours of our garments but also keen to support our mission to further empower Tanzanian tailors and support their beautiful craft.
We hope you like our store, if you have any questions, queries or suggestions then please do feel free to contact us!
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