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Khula aims to create a global “walking gallery.” Each Khula bag features artwork from South African artists. Their paintings, illustrations, graffiti, photography are reproduced by digital print or painted by hand directly, depending on each artist’s chosen medium and method.

Khula came to life 2.5 years ago when founder Moniek van Erven moved to Johannesburg and fell in love with its rhythm, diversity and people. She felt the need to give a voice to the alternative narrative expressed in the artworks of South African artists – providing a canvas for their work, a ‘voice’ for their stories and providing additional income for the artists with a share for the sale of each bag.

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Khula Wear Collection 2016/17

WHO MADE MY CLOTHES
KHULA ARTIST ANASTASIA PATHER AT WORK
HIGH QUALITY, LOCALLY SOURCED MATERIALS
Our bags are made in South Africa with locally sourced raw materials and high quality brass fittings. We use strong snap hooks to hold your keys or to hold the sling, and a YKK zipper that will last a life time.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PRINTING TECHNIQUES
We use 100% cotton twill and high quality canvas, and print the artwork with environmentally friendly solvent free water based ink. The printing method we use doesn’t need pre-treatment and has almost zero wastage. An environmentally friendly weather and dirt proof coating will keep the print beautiful, crisp and clear.

LOCALLY SOURCED VEGETABLE DYED LEATHER
The locally sourced leather is a by-product from the meat industry, cow hides used are vegetable dyed with environmentally friendly chemicals by a high quality South African tannery.

HANDMADE
The bags are assembled by a small scale Cape Town manufacturer with excellent social and environmental sustainable practices. They provide a good living wage and pleasant working conditions to their employees, as well as opportunities to their families living in the Cape Town townships.
KHULA ARTIST ANASTASIA PATHER AT WORK