I started ecoafriq in 2016. I grew up around African crafts and love the colours, creativity and culture.
The materials I favour to weave hats and bags are raffia straw, sugarcane, sisal fibres and vines. These materials are biodegradable, easy to dye, weave and are sourced in Africa.
Leftover fruits and vegetables materials such as peels and skins, beetroot, avocado skins, spinach, brown onions, plums, used tea bags- are some of the organic ingredients used for creating natural dyes in a variety of colours. My team and I mix and experiment with different plants, fruits…
When work is done by hand, less energy is taken in comparison to a mass production assembly line. The aim of mass production is to manufacture goods at the lowest cost possible while turning out highest volumes of products. The textile industry can never become boring, plain, old or repetitive. Every new trend becomes easily accessible because mass production has made products cheaper, and given us fast fashion. We are left begging for more, spoilt with choices. This advantage helps fulfill worldwide demands, but nature and human lives suffer.
The biggest disadvantages of this method of…
Safaris in Africa are famous for the Big 5- buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. African Safaris offers unforgettable experiences. You get the opportunity to take incredible photographs. You’re days are filled with beautiful mountain scenery, amazing animals and African culture. You get to enjoy a pure and authentic experience. Parque Nacional do Quiçama (Quiçama National Park) is an exceptional destination that offers a unique experience.
The Quiçama National Park offers a true Safari experience and is situated 75 km south to Luanda, capital city of Angola. The park covers 3 million…
Namaqualand is known for its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, its wildflowers during spring, its wealth of minerals and cultural history. It’s a typically dry and harsh region and after the rains which fall in between May and July, the park is transformed by millions of brightly coloured varieties of wild flowers and aloes. Namaqualand is famous for its indigenous flora species which burst forth every spring time, drawing thousands of international and local tourists to witness its natural beauty.
Sugarcane is mostly cultivated for its juice from which sugar is processed. The by-products from sugarcane processing is straw and cane fibres, and this is used in the textile industry for weaving (bags, baskets, mats), paper ( wrapping paper, books) and agriculture for animal feed. Sugarcane fibres are environmentally friendly and better than other synthetic fibres.
Rattan is another material favoured in textiles for making baskets and furniture. It’s a naturally renewable palm that grows in the tropical regions of Africa, Australasia and Asia. …
Madagascar is home to some of the most amazing and unique wildlife in the world. It is the largest island in Africa and 226,917 square miles in size.
The rainforests of the Atsinanana, are home to more than half the world’s chameleons species, and also insects, birds, reptiles and lemurs (primates that look like an animal in between a dog, a cat and a squirrel) to name a few. Almost all of the plant and animal species found on the Madagascar island are unique to the island.
One of the best features in Madagascar is the Baobab trees. They are…
Africa is famous for its diverse ethnic groups, landscapes, mining and wildlife. It is shaped by thousands of years of challenges and natural beauty.
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Vintage never get old, it’s timeless. The craftsmanship that goes into making our bags ensures waste is kept to a minimum. Details are everything!
We take into consideration the environmental impact, choose quality and sustainable materials to make our products. Zero waste fashion and a Plastic free shop, are goals we always strive to accomplish. Check https://ecoafriq.shop/shop and get 10%OFF you’re purchase!
Our backpacks are the modern man’s must-have, cause a man’s style is part of his identity. Our range includes exceptional offerings that fits perfectly. We design for the adventurous and minimalist in you, with enough…