Tribal Textiles – Mfuwe – Zambia

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Africa Business Category: BUSINESS and FABRICS & TEXTILAfrica Business Tags: Fabrics, Mfuwe, Private, Textil, Tribal Textiles and Zambia

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    At Tribal Textiles we produce unique hand-painted textiles in the heart of the African bush.

    Our objectives are simple: to create unforgettable and exquisite textiles whilst working in harmony with nature and benefitting the local community.

    We were founded in 1991 and have grown from a small group of local artists to a thriving international business employing over 100 people.

    Our textiles mix traditional African art with contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings here in the South Luangwa. Each piece is hand painted by local Zambian men and women.

    Mfuwe is located in a region of Zambia with high unemployment; Tribal Textiles is one of the biggest employers in this remote area. We are committed to providing sustainable employment, training and a good working environment.

    We helped co-found the local community school, Malimba, which currently educates over 160 children. Originally selling to local safari lodges, Tribal products are now stocked across more than 20 countries worldwide.

    Despite a truly global presence, the essence and heart of Tribal Textiles will always remain in the African bush with the Zambian people.

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