ShweShwe Pocket Squares

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ShweShwe Pocket Squares

In case you’ve been living your life not knowing the wonders of South Africa’s most iconic fabric, you should certainly check out this post on the history of ShweShwe.


In addition to being my personal drug of choice, shweshwe is one of the hardiest fabrics I’ve ever had the privilege of working with.


Woven from 100% cotton and discharge printed by DaGama textiles, the most important aspect of this fabric for consideration right now is its texture.


Shweshwe is incredibly stiff when newly printed, and holds its folds well. As a pocket square this means there are a bunch of new possible shapes to make!


We’re selling these and other Pocket Squares in Studio for R50

and will ship them to anywhere in the world on request (hit me up:



Shweshwe also softens up with washing, so if you’d like a more traditional pocket square, just pop it in the wash and you’ll be able to accomplish the more flowing folds. You can repeat this cycle until you’re satisfied with the stiffness of your square, they soften up to the texture of shirt cotton after about four washes.


So get yourself to The Green Tailor this very second and jazz up your outfit with an awesome Pocket Square or seven


The Studio is at 625 Levinia Street, Garsfontein, and open every Thursday from 10am to 10pm. You can also subscribe to this blog by hitting the follow button, and join the monthly newsletter here for fashion scandal and awesome designs.


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