Have you ever wanted to wear clothes that fit perfectly, last for years and that you can design yourself? Kitenge is a global, ethical clothing brand selling beautifully handcrafted, unique made to measure clothes online.
Made to measure (MTM clothing), or custom clothing, is different to bespoke. MTM clothing is cut and sewn using a pre-existing, base pattern and uses consistent manufacturing processes.
Each MTM garment is designed to fit an individual customer based on their preferred measurements. The fit of a MTM garment is superior to ready-to-wear and is more expensive although cheaper than bespoke.
In comparison, bespoke tailoring starts from the initial design concept and largely depends on the customer’s individual requirements. Even more attention is given to the fit and there are usually several fittings during production.
Our made to measure order process is simple:
1) Select your chosen garment from the main menu (for example, a men’s long sleeve shirt or women’s trousers) and choose the main body fabric.
2) If you have chosen a shirt, pair of trousers or shorts then you can customise your design! For example, for a shirt you can choose your preferred fit, sleeve length, collar, cuff, placket, contrast fabric and pocket style/position.
3) Enter the measurements of a shirt or pair of trousers/shorts that fit you well at home by following our simple instructions. If you are ordering a women’s pencil skirt then you will need to enter your own body measurements.
4) Place your order. Our highly skilled tailors in Tanzania will proceed to cut your chosen fabric and make your garment(s) by hand.
If your first garment does not fit perfectly then we will pay a local tailor to make the necessary adjustments or send you a replacement free of charge. We will also help you to adjust the measurements saved in your account for future reference.
If you require your made to measure garment(s) faster then you can upgrade to ‘Priority’ shipping on the basket or checkout pages. This guarantees that your order will be handmade and dispatched within 5 working days (instead of 1-2 weeks) for an additional £10. Your order will be treated as a priority and will jump the production queue.
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