The Three Cats range is sourced from a closed library of designs with a small injection of new designs to keep the range interesting and up-to-date.
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We’ve got some really exciting news at Essops, We now stock Shwe shwe fabric from South Africa. We are starting with a selection of 10 new prints from the Three Cats range. come at ESSOPS and make your choice from a wide range of colors and designs of 3 cats dress materials at affordable prices
shwe shwe is a printed dyed cotton fabric widely used for traditional South African clothing and now for even more uses. Originally dyed indigo, the fabric is now produced in a variety of colors and designs usually of intricate geometric patterns. It is also sometimes referred to
Hundreds of seamstresses throughout the world create garments made with shweshwe fabric, yet few know its rich history.
The only place where shweshwe is manufactured is at the Da Gama factory in the rural village of Zwelitsha near King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape.and we bring it closer to you here at Essops
Each shweshwe design is created in adherence to a large manual – a book containing hundreds of samples of the designs. Each design must be true to the originals – or a slight variation thereof. This ensures that new shweshwe designs maintain its iconic, classic, and tasteful appearance. Fake shweshwe tends to be less structured and ordered and may appear garish.
Genuine shweshwe, or what Da Gama calls “original” shweshwe, is made from 100% quality cotton. It is always 90cm wide as opposed to other fabrics which are usually 150cm. Original shweshwe has a characteristic scent and a stiff, starchy feel. Once washed, the fabric softens.
Another way to tell whether your shweshwe is real is by tasting it. Original shweshwe has a salty taste.