Photo courtesy of Mungo Textiles
Started by a British master weaver almost twenty years ago, Mungo weaves a wide range of quality linens, throws, blankets, bedding, towels, and apparel, which are sold internationally. The company says that ethical trading and integrity underpin its philosophy, and it is particular about sourcing quality natural fibers. The linen in raw form comes from Belgium, while the cotton, mohair, and wool are from South Africa. One can even view some of Mungo’s weaving on its 19th-century Hattersley looms at its Old Nick Village headquarters outside Plettenberg Bay. But better yet, just go to the Cape Town store (with its own micromill) on Hout Street and see the product for yourself.
By Ted Botha
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78 Hout St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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