Tsandza

Formed on a hilltop farm in Swaziland in 1979, Tsandza Weaving employs over 40 rural Swazi women, giving them the ability to earn income for their families. In a country where 69% of the population lives below the poverty line and where women are particularly vulnerable to poverty, these ladies have the opportunity to practice the traditional skills of weaving and hand spinning, and pass this knowledge on to other women. 

Unfortunately traditional social systems discriminate against women and in rural areas women have less access to education. Households headed solely by women are increasing, as men often seek employment away from home and HIV/AIDS takes its toll.  

Employment at Tsandza not only provides incomes for their families, it offers women the opportunity to gain independence and a voice within their communities.   

Tsandza’s luxurious range is made using locally sourced pure natural fibers of mohair, merino, bamboo and cotton.  Each item is completely handmade, from the spinning and dying with biodegradable dyes, to the weaving and sewing. This ensures that as well as all products being unique, more rural Swazi women can earn income and succeed. 

 

Marseille Merino Blanket Quick shop
Marseille Merino Blanket
Marseille Merino Blanket
Marseille Merino Blanket
Marseille Merino Blanket

Marseille Merino Blanket

$210.00

Made from Merino, the most valuable wool, these blankets are not only soft, light and warm, but also extremely durable. Sourced from neighboring South Africa, the natural stretch and elasticity of these blankets, along with their natural colors, make them perfect for any home. Handmade with a medium weave and finished with tassels. 

  • Color: Natural/sand/autumn gold
  • Size: 57 in X 71 in
  • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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    Milan Cotton & Bamboo Throw Quick shop
    Milan Cotton & Bamboo Throw
    Milan Cotton & Bamboo Throw
    Milan Cotton & Bamboo Throw

    Milan Cotton & Bamboo Throw

    $123.00

    Using a traditional tight weave method, these throws come in both bamboo and cotton and are finished with tassels.  The all-natural bamboo has a soft, smooth feel as well as UV protection, while the organic cotton is a strong, non-allergenic fiber, safe for sensitive skin.  Both bamboo and cotton fibers also contain excellent insulating properties. These beautiful striped throws are perfect for both snuggling up on a sofa and laying out on a beach!

    • Two sizes:  43 in X 71 in and 57 in X 71 in
    • Fabric: Cotton or Bamboo
    • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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    Moroccan Brushed Mohair Blanket Quick shop
    Moroccan Brushed Mohair Blanket
    Moroccan Brushed Mohair Blanket
    Moroccan Brushed Mohair Blanket
    Moroccan Brushed Mohair Blanket

    Moroccan Brushed Mohair Blanket

    $441.00

    These beautiful striped throws are made from one of nature's most luxurious fibers, South African Mohair.  Produced only by angora goats, mohair has excellent insulating properties, and is also known as the "diamond fiber" due to its durability.  Handmade using a tight weave technique, these luxurious fluffy brushed blankets are sure to keep you cozy. 

    • Color: Silver and cinnamon
    • Size: 57 in X 70 in
    • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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      Rome Cotton & Bamboo Throw Quick shop
      Rome Cotton & Bamboo Throw
      Rome Cotton & Bamboo Throw
      Rome Cotton & Bamboo Throw

      Rome Cotton & Bamboo Throw

      $123.00

      Using a traditional tight weave method, these throws come in both bamboo and cotton and finished with tassells.  The all natural bamboo has a soft, smooth feel as well as UV protection, while the organic cotton is a strong, non-allergenic fibre, safe for all sensitive skin.  Both bamboo and cotton fibres also contain excellent insulating properties.   These beautiful striped throws are perfect for both snuggling up on a sofa and laying out on a beach! 

      • Two sizes:  43 in X 71 in and 57 in X 71 in
      • Fabric: Cotton or Bamboo
      • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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      Serengeti Mohair Blanket Quick shop
      Serengeti Mohair Blanket
      Serengeti Mohair Blanket
      Serengeti Mohair Blanket
      Serengeti Mohair Blanket

      Serengeti Mohair Blanket

      $476.00

      These beautiful striped throws are made from one of nature's most luxurious fibers, South African Mohair.  Produced only by angora goats, mohair has excellent insulating properties, and is also known as the "diamond fiber" due to its durability.  Handmade using a tight weave technique and knotted with tassels, the striking colors in these throws will complement many color schemes and styles.

       

      • Color: Charcoal/burnt orange/tobacco/light cinnamon/natural block stripe
      • Size: 57 in X 98 in
      • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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      Seville Bamboo Throw Quick shop
      Seville Bamboo Throw
      Seville Bamboo Throw
      Seville Bamboo Throw
      Seville Bamboo Throw

      Seville Bamboo Throw

      $185.00

      Using a traditional tight weave method, these throws are made from all natural bamboo, giving them a soft and smooth feel.  Bamboo has excellent insulating properties as well as UV protection, making it a very healthy fiber to wear. These blankets combine a black warp with natural fiber, giving them a simple, elegant look, perfect for use as either a wrap or home decor.  Handmade using a tight weave and finished with tassels. 

      • Size: 57 in X 71 in
      • Color: Gold with black tassels
      • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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        Seville Bamboo Throw Quick shop
        Seville Bamboo Throw
        Seville Bamboo Throw
        Seville Bamboo Throw

        Seville Bamboo Throw

        $185.00

        Using a traditional tight weave method, these throws are made from all natural bamboo, giving them a soft and smooth feel.  Bamboo has excellent insulating properties as well as UV protection, making it a very healthy fiber to wear. These blankets combine a black warp with natural fiber, giving them a simple, elegant look, perfect for use as either a wrap or home decor.  Handmade using a tight weave and finished with tassels. 

        • Size: 57 in X 71 in
        • Color: Natural with natural colored tassels
        • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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          Zambezi Mohair Throw Quick shop

          Zambezi Mohair Throw

          from $435.00

          Zambezi Mohair Throw
          Zambezi Mohair Throw
          Zambezi Mohair Throw
          Zambezi Mohair Throw

          Zambezi Mohair Throw

          $435.00

          These beautiful striped throws are made from one of nature's most luxurious fibers, South African Mohair.  Produced only by angora goats, mohair has excellent insulating properties, and is also known as the "diamond fiber" due to its durability.  Handmade using a tight weave technique and knotted with tassels, these throws are a classy addition to any home.

          • Color: Solid silver with natural stripes
          • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw Quick shop
            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw
            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw
            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw
            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw
            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw

            Kakudu Mohair Knotted Throw

            $476.00

            These beautiful striped throws are made from one of nature's most luxurious fibers, South African Mohair.  Produced only by angora goats, mohair has excellent insulating properties, and is also known as the "diamond fiber" due to its durability.  Handmade using a tight weave technique and knotted with tassels, these throws will add style to any home.

            • Colors: Charcoal, steel and light cinnamon
            • Size: 57 in X 98 in
            • MADE TO ORDER - approximately 6-8 weeks to make, plus delivery
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