DESTINATIONS / AFRICA
FACTS / Africa is the world's 2nd largest and 2nd most-populous continent. It covers 20% of the Earth's total land area. With over 1 billion people it accounts for about 15% of the world's human population. The continent includes Madagascar and various island archipelagoes. Africa is widely accepted as the origin of humans.
FASHION / Vlisco, Established in 1846, has been designing and producing colourful fashion fabrics that form an essential part of the lively West and Central African culture. As the sole authentic designer and manufacturer of such fabrics as ‘Wax Hollandais’, Vlisco is unparalleled when it comes to quality, professional skill and innovation
Now, primarily made in Ghana they have strong cultural and economic importance. The patterns tell stories to the wearer; such as proverbs, poems and African fables.
Colors represent social standing, age, tribal orientation and marital status. Vlisco has taken the idea to the next level as you see below in these fine prints.
ART / Beach Doodles in Ghana by Andrew van der Merwe
PEOPLE / Blue Men: The Taureg People