Mongoose is a design and manufacturing company based in Pretoria, South Africa. Working together with 20 previously disadvantaged women, they produce homeware and accessories with a strong and uniquely hand-made brand.
Mongoose teaches skills in craft to promote self-sustainability for their women and also reaches out to craft projects in the region.
60% of fabrics used to make Shake the Dust collaborative product ranges are community based projects in rural areas and all fabrics are printed by hand with silk screens. 100% of basecloths are produced by a local mill and all the fabrics used are made with 100% natural fibres including cottons and cotton-linen mix fabrics. All handles and trims are made from bovine leather for strength and durability, which is locally processed.