The itawuli has created quite a buzz. This flat weave towel has a wow factor and personality the company Mungo did not quite expect. It is bold, bright and stands on its own. Maybe a little like the youngest child of a large family, fighting for independence and originality. Forging new grounds and seeking new horizons. Well, good luck itawuli we hope you make it, come back with tales of your adventures.
Inspired by the African landscape and heritage. Earthy tones and ethnic zig zag pattens create these bold and vibrant towels.
itawuli translates to towel in one of South Africa’s official languages, Xhosa.
The stripe detail that runs through the middle of the towel is a favoured pattern used in the traditional woolen Basotho Blankets. These blankets were initially woven in England and this stripe was originally a mistake through lack of communication, it however became very popular amongst communities in South Africa so was then incorporated into the design.
Mungo has released 4 colour ways. Outeniqua Rust, Purple Heart, African Sunset and Brown Granite. One large Bath Sheet size will be sufficient to wrap and dry yourself with this beautiful towel.
Mungo is a homeware textile company based in South Africa.
Their mission is to create heirloom-quality woven goods with integrity in an open and transparent manner.
Not new, but still valid: Small physical shops suffer...
...they have to compete with big retail chains and online shops.
This is one reason, why Wow Props has decided to share its retail space with other innovative labels.
With Wow Props & friends they've created a small shopping island aka concept store in the Kreis 3 of Zurich, with a selection of fun, trendy, temporary and quirky products by national and international labels.
And yes! By now you must have guessed... Highlight My Day is one of Wow Props' friends :).
What kind of labels ? Here you go !
Fräulein Rosarot / Handgemachte Portemonnaies und Foulards
PARK Products / Unikattaschen aus Leder
Atelier Coquet / Zeitlose Schmuckstücke
Tauta Home / Nachhaltig produzierte Produkte aus Kolumbien
Palfy / Porzellangefässe aus Dänemark
Wunderkammer / Skurriles aus aller Welt
HIGHLIGHTMYDAY / Design aus Südafrika
pret-a-faire / Stricken nach Anleitung
Pop by! It's worth it ! Promised !
More infos: Wow Props & Friends
News and Changes
Our team member Caroline still works as a Social Media Consultant at
The Relevant Collective AG and... tied the knot with an South African boy.
Whoop Whoop ! You can follow her on Insta and Twitter.
Our team member Corina spends (almost) more time
up in the sky than on earth (she works for Edelweiss Air) ...
and when she's has her feet back on the planet, she likes to spend her time
traveling the world (mostly South Africa though) - or redecorating her home.
See for yourself on her personal insta account.
One year ago, our team member Yolanda
moved to Schaffhausen. After 365 days of thinking,
she decided to move the physical Highlight My Day shop
from Zurich to Schaffhausen too.
Where is Schaffhausen ?
Only 38 Minutes away from Zurich and 1 hour away from Basel
and 1.5 hours away from Stuttgart (Germany).
Or... if we cite Switzerland Tourism:
The town, located on the Upper Rhine between the Black Forest and Lake Constance,
and surrounded by vineyards, is a popular destination for holidays and day-trips.
Over the mediaeval Old Town of Schaffhausen looms the imposing Munot fortress.
The houses of the Old Town are richly decorated with
oriel windows and lavishly painted facades.
Our new shop is situated in the heart
of this mediaevel Old Town.
Highlight My Day, Beckenstube 6,
8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Our shop-in-shop at DOTTI’S in Zurich will be transformed
into „South African Visits“ aka Pop up Events.
Images by HMD, SH Tourismus, Lunas Crêpes
The South African Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Connect Channel to organise The South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017. Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will represent South Africa at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Breitz and Modisakeng will present a major, two-person exhibition in The South African Pavilion, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017 in Venice, Italy.
And... you can see the work of Candice Breitz also at the Aargauer Kunsthaus until April 17th, 2017... how exciting is that ??? Click here to find out more...
source pics and text: http://thesouthafricanpavilion.co.za and http://www.mohaumodisakengstudio.com/work and youtube