It was such as honour to see our authentic, 100% cotton, African wax print fabric featured in the August 2021 issue of ELLE Decoration magazine.
ELLE Decoration UK is a stylish and sophisticated global interior design magazine that showcases a range of style and home décor advice, making good home design accessible to everyone.
The front cover of ELLE Decoration magazine’s August 2021 issue
Kitenge’s popular Yellow Pineapple African Print Fabric made its claim to fame in ELLE Decoration’s interesting article about West African Textiles in the magazine’s style section.
The article explains how vibrant African textiles, including mud cloth from Mali, indigo-dyed adire and handwoven akwete cloth from Nigeria, and kente cloth from Ghana are making their mark in the world of fashion and home interiors.
Take a look at the article below:
The West African textiles article in the August 2021 issue of ELLE Decoration magazine
Kitenge’s authentic Yellow Pineapple African Print Fabric produced in Nigeria, West Africa
Ankara fabrics are hugely popular on the African continent as well as many countries worldwide due to their bright, cheerful colours and bold, fun patterns.
African print fabrics are usually more affordable compared to the luxurious handcrafted traditional African textiles, as they are produced quickly, in bulk, by machines in large scale factories.
This made the fabrics more widely available and accessible to people, which has helped to increase their popularity. With many tailors available in African countries, people can easily experiment and have fun designing a unique outfit of their choice using fabrics purchased from the market.
The traditional African textiles are often purchased for special occasions such as wedding ceremonies where they are worn or given as gifts. In Ghana, Kente fabric was traditionally worn only by royals of the Ashanti Kingdom but today the cloth can be purchased and worn by anyone.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the current King of the Ashanti Kingdom wearing kente cloth
Kitenge fabrics are extremely versatile as they’re not only great for clothing but can also be used to make unique home décor items such as: cushion covers, curtains, lampshades, table cloths, napkins, upholstery and bedsheets. What’s great is that the print is visible on both the front and back sides.
“I love the colours of the beautiful fabric and look forward to making some beautiful cushion covers!”
Get more inspiration on what you could make with African wax print fabric at home.
Lampshades by Tropikala using Kitenge’s Yellow Pineapple African Print Fabric
Kitenge fabric makes for stylish, high-quality African clothing and accessories such as: shirts, skirts, trousers, shorts, dresses, bags, hairbands, headwraps, bow ties, neckties and pocket squares.
With Ankara fabric, there are so many different garments you can have fun creating!
Find out how easy it is to sew with African print fabrics and discover our top tips.
Men’s Yellow Pineapple African Print Long Sleeve Shirt Custom-Made by Kitenge
While you’re here, why not get inspired for your next sewing project by browsing our latest collection of unique, high-quality, authentic African print fabrics produced in Nigeria, West Africa.
All Kitenge fabrics are available to purchase by the yard (1 to 6) so you can order the exact amount that you require. There might also be some fat quarters available for quilting projects.
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