Natural Bio-Design

Traditional method still exist and used by elder women in villages across East Africa. Committing to sustainable fashion movement with purpose.

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The Sisal Plant is abundant, robust and does not need fertiliser to grow. 

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Long stems are taken and stripped, revealing their cream natural colour. 

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Strands are rolled together creating a neat twist.

Traditionally women in the village use their knee and hands.

Over 200 strands go into a Kiondo.  

 

 

The strands form into a ball. 

The Mutuluku Tree  

A piece of bark from this precious tree is used to dye the balls of Sisal. 

This ancient Bio-Design process can be applied to various other trees creating different colours.  

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After the bark is left in hot water, the colour starts to show. 

The balls of Sisal are placed inside to soak for several hours. 

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Ancient Indigenous Bio-Design 

Sisal

Weaving  Spiral Begins 

The Navel  – symbolic of the Axis of life, the tree. Where community gather around woven together. 

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Kiondo Heritage