Textiles are everywhere in Africa, and yet they are largely invisible in the western world.
Here are three ways you can make them into something truly special.
Use an Afro-American design style.
There’s a lot to love about this simple yet stunning African design style: simple shapes, bold colors, and a sense of texture.
It’s all about simplicity and style, and it’s very easy to follow.
This style is called textil.
This post on a thread on Urban Outfitters offers many examples of textil from the African continent.
The textil fabric used for this post is textil by Sustain.
A few other brands also use this textil in their designs.
I’ve used this textiled fabric in my garments and accessories.
Try a more muted palette.
A muted color palette is a great way to convey a sense that you’re a little bit more casual, especially when wearing a lighter, less formal outfit.
Try this lighter, softer color palette for your everyday outfit.
Use textil to embellish your home.
A simple textil overlay makes for a nice touch in your home decor.
Textil is great for accenting your home or office.
A great way for you to add something new to your home, office, or dining room table.