Shirts

African Style Shirts

Our bold and vibrant African print shirts are stylish, comfortable and fun to wear. They will certainly brighten up a dull wardrobe and make you look and feel fantastic! You can wear them casually such as on holiday or for social occasions such as parties, music festivals and even weddings! Our brightly coloured prints will help get you noticed and make you stand out in a crowd. There are also subtle prints in the collection, if you prefer to blend in, which are equally unique and fabulous. These unique shirts are very easy to wear and look great with dark blue jeans or smart trousers to suit the occasion.

Men's Red African Print Long Sleeve Shirt Model Wearing

Red Floral African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£39.99

Kitenge amber African print short sleeve shirt customer wearing on our stall at Afropunk London 2017

Amber African Print Short Sleeve Shirt

£34.99

Men's green African style shirt Kitenge customer wearing at Africa Oye festival in Liverpool UK

Dark Green African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£39.99

Men's gold African print short sleeve shirt customer wearing Beautiful Days Festival UK

Gold African Print Short Sleeve Shirt

£29.99


Green Floral Mens African Print Long Sleeve Shirt Model in Tanzania Wearing

Green Floral African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£39.99

Red Mens African Print Short Sleeve Shirt Model Wearing in Tanzania

Red/Blue African Print Short Sleeve Shirt

£34.99

Men's red yellow African print short sleeved shirt and matching shorts kitenge customer wearing at womad festival uk

Red/Yellow African Print Short Sleeve Shirt

£34.99

Men's red green African style shirt with short sleeves model wearing front view

Red/Green African Print Short Sleeve Shirt

£34.99


Men's Flower African Print Long Sleeve Shirt front view

Sunflower African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£29.99

Men's Peacock African Print Long Sleeve Shirt worn by a model on the beach in Tanzania

Peacock African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£29.99

Men's yellow leaf African print long sleeve shirt customer wearing at Africa Oye Festival in Liverpool UK

Leaf African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£29.99

Men's yellow African print long sleeve shirt customer wearing at WOMAD Festival UK

Yellow African Print Long Sleeve Shirt

£29.99



HANDMADE WITH LOCALLY SOURCED FABRIC

Our African print shirts are handmade by tailors in Tanzania using locally sourced, high quality, 100% cotton original fabrics. African wax prints are commonly known as ‘Ankara’ in West Africa and ‘Kitenge’ of ‘Chitenge’ in East Africa. Due to the nature of the fabric, which is nice and thick, the shirts will keep you either cool or warm depending on the climate. They are also incredibly comfortable to wear as the fabric softens after each wash.

All of our shirts feature a useful side pocket and carefully sourced buttons that match the colours in the print. Our highly skilled tailors create the shirts from scratch with great care and attention to detail using the new sewing machines they have purchased using the profits from our orders. As every shirt is individually hand cut and sewn inside our tailors own workshops, each is truly unique and one of a kind as the print placement varies! Our tailors are experts in pattern cutting and you will notice how they have cleverly matched the different parts of the print when sewing the item together.

Once our kitenge prints have been personally selected at the market in Tanzania by our founder, Sian, they are taken to a small, local laundry business where they are pre-washed before being distributed to our tailors. This ensures the fabric has been shrunk thoroughly before being made into an item of clothing so that it stays the same size when washed in your machine at home. It also softens the fabric for the first time making it easier for our tailors to cut and sew.

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