Cushion Cover Thronicroft Giraffe
This cushion cover is decorated with an authentic African motif design.
Decorated with a beautiful giraffe design,
inspired by the Thronicroft giraffe,
an endemic species that are only found in the South Luangwa National Park.
It is painted in rich terracotta and earth tones.
Our range of hand-painted textiles are made with love by local artisans in the bush in Zambia,
from 100% cotton fabric sourced in Africa.
Our cushion covers are backed with a plain 100% cotton fabric and have a vent opening.
This African cushion cover is machine or hand washable at 30 degrees Celsius.
Inspired By Africa
Our hand-painted textiles blend traditional Batik techniques with contemporary composition and bold colors.
From the animals that roam the land we live into the iconic motifs of Africa’s vibrant heritage,
our textiles draw inspiration from the culture and wildlife that surround us.
Locally Sourced Raw Materials
Crafted using 100% GMO-free, natural cotton fabric grown, spun, and woven in Zimbabwe.
As much as we would love to work with organic cotton,
we have so far not been able to find an organic cotton farm in southern
Africa that can provide us with fabric in large enough quantities.
Until then, we prefer to support our neighboring country rather than
increasing our carbon footprint by sourcing organic cotton from a distant part of the world.
Each of our designs is hand-drawn and painted using a vibrant palette of hand-mixed colors.
All our paints come from South Africa.
They are water-based, non-hazardous, and non-toxic, making them safe for people and the environment.
Living in a remote region of Zambia with no efficient waste management system in place,
a zero-waste approach is positive throughout the production process.
Any leftover paint from a design project is mixed together to produce black paint.
All fabric scraps are used to create a variety of small accessories.
The starch used in the design process is made with flour and water.
When scraped off, it is collected, dried in the sun, and given to another brilliant local initiative,
to add color to the paper they produce.
In turn, their paper is used to make lovely greeting cards.
You are buying this exact design and colour.