BACK TO BA­SICS

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If you’re look­ing for be­spoke linens and home­ware, visit Mungo Mill in Plet­ten­berg Bay. (Check out the on­line shop: www.mungo.co.za.) They pro­duce ar­ti­sanal ta­ble, kitchen and bed linens, throws, blan­kets, cush­ions and even tow­els us­ing old-fash­ioned looms – some date back to the early ’80s; oth­ers are pre-In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion! So why take such a big step back, tech­no­log­i­cally? ‘For one, the tech­nol­ogy is sim­pler, and can be more cost-ef­fec­tive,’ says Mungo direc­tor Dax Hold­ing. ‘We are also mind­ful of en­sur­ing that the skill set doesn’t die off with the peo­ple who know how to run the old looms. The trans­fer of these skills is an art in it­self.’

THE MUNGO MILL IN PLET­TEN­BERG BAY

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