MADE BY HAND
Every part of Tsandza’s production processes are done by hand. From the dying, spinning & weaving to the knotting & tasseling. Even our sewing machines for labelling are manual! This means every item we make is unique and exclusive to you. Our impact on our environment is greatly reduced, and it also means we need many hands…..ensuring we continue to be a vital source of training and income generation for many rural women.
It is quite a complex process requiring patience, skill and a lot of work!
With some of the best Mohair in the world found in our neighbouring South Africa, Mohair- nature’s luxury fibre is produced only by angora goats, and is one of the oldest textile fibres in use. Both durable and resilient, and often referred to as the "diamond fibre”, mohair is notable for its high lustre and sheen and it’s ability to take dye exceptionally well. Mohair is warm in winter as it has excellent insulating properties, while remaining cool in summer due to its moisture.
The most valuable of wools is Merino wool. Produced from the Merino sheep. South African Merino wool has an international reputation for it’s high-quality. Merino wool is a very fine fibre. It’s softnessto the skin, light weight, warmth and durability make itperfect for use in our home décor and fashion accessories. It also resists wrinkle, is flame resistant, and has a natural stretch and elasticity.
With it’s silk like appearance, Bamboo is incredibly soft, smooth and luxuriously comfortable making it a perfect choice for Rosecraft’s home décor and fashion accessory ranges. Bamboo is warm, yet breathable, giving great insulation and making it ideal in any temperature Bamboo fibre is UV proof and consequently garments made of bamboo fibre offer good protection against ultra-violet rays, making it a healthy fibre to wear. And it’s naturally strong tenacity makes bamboo garments easy to care for.
Cotton’s softness makes it an ideal fabric for garments worn close to the skin. It breathes easily and is a good conductor of heat, keeping the body cool in summer and warm in winter. Cotton is strong, making it easy to care for. And it is a non-allergenic natural fibre that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin.