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Fabric & Sewing

Kitenge’s African Wax Print Fabric Spotted in South Africa’s Sunday Times Newspaper

Kitenge Store were delighted to be recently featured in South Africa’s Sunday Times newspaper in their fashion and beauty magazine...

Authentic African wax print fabric designs by Kitenge Store
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Everything You Need to Know About African Print Fabric

Let us introduce you to our colourful world of beautiful African print fabric! Their unique patterns and vibrant colours help...

African wax print fabric plant pot covers handmade by Tropikala UK
Fabric & Sewing

Best African Wax Print Fabrics for Home Interior Design

There are so many beautiful textiles that are produced in Africa. Some fabrics have bold patterns and vibrant colours whereas...

Red/yellow/blue peacock African wax print fabric lampshade handmade by Tropikala UK
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Tropikala Uses Kitenge’s Ankara Fabric to Make African Print Lampshades

Last year, we discovered Tropikala, a fantastic small business that makes stylish lampshades using colourful and unique African wax print...

ELLE Decoration magazine front cover August 2021 issue
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Kitenge’s African Print Fabric Featured in Elle Decoration Magazine

It was such as honour to see our authentic, 100% cotton, African wax print fabric featured in the August 2021...

Sewing clothes with African wax print fabric
Fabric & Sewing

What to Consider When Sewing with African Wax Print Fabric

Colourful African wax print fabrics (also known as Dutch wax, ankara, kitenge or chitenge) first originated from Indonesia, which was...

Authentic ankara fabrics made in Nigeria West Africa
Fabric & Sewing

How to Tell the Difference Between Original and Counterfeit African Wax Print Fabric

African wax print fabric (commonly known as ‘kitenge’ in East Africa and ‘ankara’ in West Africa) stands out amongst the...

Making African wax print fabric hair accessories in Tanzania East Africa
Fabric & Sewing

5 Fashion Accessories to Make at Home

With COVID-19 and most people working from home, it doesn’t mean your style has to be boring. Although some industries...

A pile of African wax print fabric
Fabric & Sewing

The Many Styles of African Wax Print Fabric

There are many different styles, designs and colours of original African print fabric (known as ‘ankara’ in West Africa and...

Sewing ideas make at home African wax print fabric
Fabric & Sewing

20 Fabric Items to Make at Home

Are you looking to get creative and do you need some inspiration for your next crafts or textiles project? Are...

Paint printing rollers children's art class primary school
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Kitenge’s Offcuts Inspire Children to Design & Create their own African Prints!

Earlier this summer, the art teacher from Billingshurst Primary School in West Sussex, UK, got in touch with us. The...

Swahili kanga African print fabric designs from East Africa
Fabric & Sewing

Traditional African Clothing: A Guide To Kanga from East Africa

Kanga is a type of traditional African clothing that was first introduced to our founder, Sian, during her initial trip...


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