We started our partnership with the Mulikyondo Weavers in early 2019. Pelagona’s design process is in close collaboration with the weavers. The design comes from Austria, we then discuss with the weavers about the techniques, colours and feasibility. The first collection landed on pelagona.com last summer. We focussed on natural and earth tones, black, white and navy. By now, the sizes, patterns and colours have been expanded.
Similar to our project in India, Covid-19 impacted our collection. Our first shipment of the year from Kenya was delayed for almost three months. Firstly, due to the lockdown, the weavers could not meet to finish the baskets. Secondly, closed borders and suspended air travel made it quite difficult to get the baskets to Europe. We are glad that we not only overcame all challenges but also that the artisans are safe.
Today is the last day of this week's giveaway. You can win a limited edition “Pink City Views”-print for you and your friend. Just tag your friend who deserves a print in the comments of our Instagram advent calendar posts. Winners will be announced weekly, every Monday before Christmas.
The second round of the giveaway ends on 13 December 2020 at 23:59. The winners will be contacted via private message on Instagram. It is not possible to receive the prize in cash. Redress through the courts is excluded.