I’m totally smitten with a local brand called Kushn. Heard of it? I hadn’t until recently and I must say that it’s quite special.
About Kushn – created by Greer Valley and Thembalezwe Mntambo in Cape Town, South Africa, the collections are designed and hand-crafted in collaboration with skilled artisans using the finest genuine leather and traditional woven textiles sourced across the African continent.
Woven textiles such as Kente cloth from Ghana and Shemma fabric from Ethiopia create a sophisticated story into which generations of inspiration are woven. The hand-woven textiles take on a contemporary theme with a fresh frame of reference in Kushn’s cultural adaptation of the traditional. Using these unique fabrics, Kushn makes the most beautiful laptop bags, backpacks, iPad covers and shoes as part of their vibrant colourful collection.