Katundu Textiles & Beachwear

Textile Bonanza, Likoma Island

The interiors of Kaya Mawa on Likoma Island, on the shore of Lake Malawi, were made by Katundu, an island company set up by the wife of one of the directors to assist women on the island. Katundu employs 26 women, all single mothers or older orphans – and two male tailors – who create […]

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The Proof is in the Shades

100 Percent Proof

The Dame brothers in Eagle, Idaho, are steeped in the history of wood. Their grandfather started a sawmill 60 years ago, their father runs the business today, and in 2010 the three siblings decided to take wood on a whole new trajectory – sunglasses – and the product is very cool, very hip, very good […]

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Jackal and Hide Leather Bags

Jackal & Hide in Red

Gillie Lightfoot, creator of the phenomenon Tribal Textiles, started Jackal and Hide after moving from the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia (her home since 1986) to Sugarbush Farm, an organic smallholding on the outskirts of Lusaka. In her search to establish a new, smaller workshop at home, where she could return to being more […]

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Tribal Textiles

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At A World Different we sometimes come across companies that are inextricably linked to tourism. They start because of tourism, and tourism and tourists become part of their lifeblood. A great example of this is Tribal Textiles in Mfuwe, Zambia. Established in 1991 by Gillie Lightfoot and a few local women, Tribal Textiles started making […]

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