Contemporary design meets traditional weaving in the Vrou-Vrou, a cotton blanket from local textile company Mungo. Originally called the Vrou Throw, but changed after a series of mispronunciations, the Vrou-Vrou’s name is a South African play on the word ‘froufrou’, which describes the rustling sound of fabric. Conceptualised by Mungo’s Lenore Schroeder, who drew on the classic Harris tweed and 3-D honeycomb weave as the basis of her design, the Vrou-Vrou’s first iteration was seen at Maison et Objet in Paris this year before being refined and sold on South African shores. ‘It’s not the stripes and checks that inspire me as much as what happens when the colours intersect. The blocks of tones created by the 3-D weave produce the most beautiful, rich textures. This is what got me most excited,’ Schroeder says.