Sama East African Blue Print Dress
Sama East African Blue Print Dress

Sama East African Blue Print Dress

Mid-length dress imbued with the beauty and wisdom of East Africa.
Regular price£280.00
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This bold blue print dress is made from the East African fabric “kanga”. Collected by the designer on her travels, the vibrant black and blue print reflects the traditions, colours and beauty of East Africa. The midi dress has a loose fit that comes in at the waist and falls just below the knee creating a bohemian chic effect. Button cuff fastenings and a hidden zip on the left seam makes the dress easy to adorn, and hidden pockets add practicality. The Swahili message “Palipo Na Upendo Mungu Yupo” at the base of the dress means “Where There Is Love God Exists.” Dress down with simple flats and a cross body bag, or dress up with strappy heals and big statement jewellery.

Kanga (cotton) is a light weight East African cloth printed with bold designs. The material is printed with a message – usually proverbs, slogans, and aphorisms – in Swahili. The message is an important part of the history of the fabric, worn by women to deliver a certain message in East Africa.

Material: Kanga (East African light weight cotton)
Care instructions: Washable by hand or by machine in a cold wash. Fabric softens with every wash.

Made and shipped from the UK. Delivery 7-10 days. Free returns to our UK warehouse.

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Tandi Fashion

Tandi Fashion create clothing inspired and crafted from East African fabric called ‘kanga’. Kanga is a cotton cloth that has Swahili proverbs printed at the base. In East Africa, women wear kangas to express a specific message or feeling on that day through the fabric. Using Kanga fabric, Tandi keeps the Swahili messages within the fabrics allowing one to ‘wear’ their emotions, and keep that little piece of history. The brand never follows fast fashion seasons. When a certain print sells out, it is gone and the brand introduces a new print, reducing waste and making each pattern unique and limited edition. Handmade in London, Tandi fashion employ underprivileged women and a portion of proceeds goes towards programs fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa supporting HIV positive women.

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