Alternative tourism. Having a dress made in Malawi-Africa.

chitenge shopping in Balaka Malawi Africa

There are endless things to do during your visit to Malawi. Any guidebook will tell you about the not-to-be-missed highlights during your trip to “the warm heart of Africa.”  My must-do list for visitors to Malawi would include going on safari in Liwonde National Park, snorkeling at Cape Maclear, hiking on the Zomba Plateau, and […]

What is African Wax Print fabric?

Chitenge from Malawi Africa

African Wax is definitely on-trend.  From the catwalk to the cool must-have-now style blogs, African prints are showing up in all the fashionable right places.  These unique fabrics come in unexpected color combinations and never-before-imagined motifs.  Roosters?  Razor Blades?  Roller skates?   All that and more has been inspiration for wax print designs.  If you like […]

Up-Cycled Fashion – Dish Towel Blouse

Upcycled Fashion

Living in Africa has taught me to be resourceful. There’s no fabric store in town, no place to pick up buttons or a box of pins. I must make do with what I have on hand. This can mean recycling, up-cycling and yes, even cutting up dish towels to make a new blouse. When I’m […]