loskop Bibs are Made Using Traditional South African Shweshwe Fabric

By: Michael Hemsworth - Jan 30, 2017
References: instagram & loskopshop
The loskop baby bibs are a new collection of accessories for young children that are made using high-quality materials with a cultural backstory. Each of the loskop bibs are created using traditional South African shweshwe fabric that has been sourced in the Eastern Cape. This is paired with a simple terry cloth lining and nickel-plated brass snap fastener for a fashionable yet inherently practical accessory.

The shweshwe fabric used to create the loskop baby bibs is made from pure cotton and is such a popular material in South Africa that it is thought of as the country's own tartan. The material is exclusively manufactured in South Africa, which gives it a true cultural identity beyond being beautifully vibrant and complex.

The loskop bibs are handmade in Toronto, Canada by South Africa-born artisan Andy. The brand name loskop translates to "loose head' in Afrikaans, which is used as a term of endearment to describe friends or loved ones with their heads in the clouds.

The entire collection of bibs from loskop can be seen over at the brand's website or on Instagram.