Meet Ashanti Design
According to the company:
Driven by a deep passion for Africa, its people and its ways, Ashanti is a contemporary celebration of traditional craft.
From how we source our materials, to the way our products are made and who makes them, our business proudly represents the resourcefulness, vibrance and outlook of this colourful continent.
Our signature Ashanti fabric is hand-woven from the fibres of perfectly good fabric that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
We work with incredible craftsmen living out in rural villages. The tools and techniques they use have been passed down through many generations. It’s a truly amazing way of life that humbles and inspires us.
Because all our products are lovingly handmade to the highest quality standards, every single item is original. No two are quite the same – yours is the only one!
As an owner of an Ashanti design, you too become woven into a community where your choice of style is kind and conscious.
In case you’re not familiar with the upcycling concept, it involves using pre-existing clothing, accessories or other items and restructuring them into entirely new pieces. This exciting sustainable Kenyan brand creates beautiful, colourful upcycled pieces from lamp shades to bean bags from tshirt off cuts- turning mass-produced, inexpensive pieces into unbelievable statement, one-of-a-kind pieces.
We were curious, so of course we had to investigate: How does this design brand nail the high-low mix in such an implausible way, and still have all the hallmarks of African style? With ease apparently. Check out the next piece from Ashanti Design to help make your home as warm and welcoming as possible.