Tribal Drum - August 2016
THE TRIBAL DRUM
Last weekend we celebrated family day! It was a fantastic day with everyone beautifully dressed, having fun and proud to celebrate our Tribal Textiles family. Over 300 guests sat down with family and friends to a delicious lunch, lovingly prepared by some of the amazing ladies from Tribal Textiles!
The choir entertained, singing traditional songs, as well as a more modern favourite, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” with beautifully harmonised “awimbaways”. It was the first time many of the Tribal Team’s family members had visited the workshop, so to mark the occasion we did what we do best. We created a beautiful wall hanging, to which everyone added their handprints, from tiny tots to Grandparents. It can now be seen hanging up in the workshop, a lovely reminder of such a fun day!
We have also been busy developing a new collection of colourways in our screen print range . The fabrics are hand screen-printed onto premium slub weave
cotton and linen fabrics. The luxe feel and finish of the designs make them perfect for décor, especially with beautiful colour stories. We have created beautiful colour combinations, matching dove grey with coral and sage with duck egg blue amongst others. Staying true to our roots we have also created a starch interpretation of each design. For those looking for something specific or just something a little different we are also offering pantone matching, which means you can choose any colours you like creating truly original pieces.
We love coming up with unique and original gifts that you can’t easily find in the shops and we are very excited to be launching a new range of wine bottle carriers and ipad covers! After drawing, designing , meetings and all that goes along with bringing a new product to life they are finally ready! The beautiful screen-printed items are lovingly printed in our workshop and sewn by our talented sewing team here in Mfuwe. Don’t miss out and pick up yours in our store or atour online shop: www.tribaltextiles.co.zm
Tribal Textiles continues to work with Malimba Primary School, which we have been supporting since 2001. Malimba has had a really successful year with great
exam results and success outside the classroom, with netball and football competitions against other schools in the area. Mary Nkhoma is also due to start back at Malimba next term, having become a qualified teacher thanks to Make me Smile and Tribal Textiles, adding to the growing list of fully trained teachers at Malimba! Also we are happy to say that we have just finished rebuilding and painting a brand new sign for the school!