Black and Orange Flowers
I picked this up in London, from an ethical fabric market selling fabrics from around the world. It was a bit of a goldmine day!
I love that while it’s still an African print, the design itself is so un-traditional, and it immediately caught my eye. What a great work outfit this would make!
This is a traditional African wax print, printed on organic cotton. African wax print is sometimes made the cheaper way, by screen-printing designs onto fabric to make it more affordable. It takes a lot of effort to find proper suppliers like this, who take the time to source proper fabrics made the traditional way.
This one, along with all the other African wax prints in my collection, is the real deal - painstakingly made by hand, and treated well. That gives it a more structured drape, so this fabric works great for the fitted and stronger drapes of my dresses and fitted tops.