What is wild silk fabric used for?

  In this post  I discussed the production process of wild silk fabric as well as the role of wild in the lives of Malagasy people.   In today’s post I will explore how  we in the west use wild silk fabric. What … Read More

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African inspired Christmas gifts

If like me you are grappling with what to buy your loved ones for Xmas especially those who seemingly have every thing I hoping that this selection of gifts from our African artisans will inspire you   For the table- … Read More

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What they said about us

Sally Church: Ida is the bees knees of networkers and suppliers, seriously. She is also hard working, kind, thoughtful and a joy to be with. A few days before Christmas, I contected her by email desperate for some beautiful silk … Read More

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African textile and high end fashion

Exciting times here at Ethnic Supplies. A little over a year I was introduced to an Artist in Uganda his name is Fred Mutebi. Fred  works with wood and is passionate about bark cloth.  This is a fabric native to … Read More

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Is it ethnic or African fashion?

Day 9 of the 30 day blog challenge and if you missed yesterday’s post you can catch up here.   Today is all about SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION using some key phrases that folk use when searching for this blog. Hmmmmm… … Read More

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Is Wild Silk Africa’s best kept secret?

When I tell people that Ethnic Supplies stocks fashion accessories made from wild silk one of the questions I get asked without fail is that Is there enough for commercial purposes? And the answer yes there is, in Madagascar. The … Read More

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Brand Africa- Fashion

I recently came across the Ethical Fashion Forum and I went along to their event on 18/8/9. This event was promoted as focusing on sourcing from Africa. As the discussion got under way I could not believe some of what … Read More

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