Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles produce unique hand-painted textiles in the heart of the African bush.

Their objectives are simple: to create unforgettable and exquisite textiles whilst working in harmony with nature and benefitting the local community.

They were founded in 1991 and have grown from a small group of local artists to a thriving international business employing over 100 people.

Their textiles mix traditional African art with contemporary designs, drawing inspiration from the stunning wildlife and surroundings in the South Luangwa, Zambia. Each piece is hand painted by local Zambian men and women.

Mfuwe is located in a region of Zambia with high unemployment; Tribal Textiles is one of the biggest employers in this remote area. They are committed to providing sustainable employment, training and a good working environment.

They helped co-found the local community school, Malimba, which currently educates over 160 children. Originally selling to local safari lodges, Tribal products are now stocked across more than 20 countries worldwide.

Despite a truly global presence, the essence and heart of Tribal Textiles will always remain in the African bush with the Zambian people.

watch a video of my time spent at the Tribal Textile workshop

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