Stories made of Kitenge

Welcome to the madeofkitenge blog. This is the place where all of our best stories come together. Scroll down to learn more about our history, what we are up to right now and what might be coming in the future.

August 23, 2018

All of our Classic Gymbags & Gymbag XLs are produced in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. See how they are made and meet the team behind the production !

Step 1: It all starts with the selection of materials. Click on the pictures to learn more.

Step 2: The production process beg...

May 24, 2018

VIDEO: Concert du groupe Tricks&Stuff à Genève. MadeofKitenge fût de la partie !

Fin avril, nous avons eu le grand plaisir de partager la salle du terreau à Genève avec le très prometteur groupe de Rock genevois – Tricks&Stuff – à l’occasion du vernissage de leur n...

April 15, 2018

Today we are launching our brand new website ! More than just a fresh new look, it includes an online shop which means we now deliver our MadeofKitenge gymbags all over Switzerland ! Whereverer you are, you can get a colorful piece of Tanzanian craftsmanship delivered...

December 1, 2017

Kilimanjaro Collection : 

More colourful than ever, our Kilimanjaro collection combines the most beautiful East African print fabrics with premium vegan leathers, meaning that no animals were harmed in its making.

This new collection is the result of a long design pr...

September 21, 2017

 A Way of Life

The A Way of Life collection is the first collection Made of Kitenge has designed. All the bags were elaborated in Tanzania in the summer of 2017.

We came up with the idea of bringing this experience directly to Europe. We thus manufactured ove...

August 30, 2017


The idea of Made of Kitenge was born in Dar es Salaam when I was on exchange at a local university.

Through friends, I met Msafiri, a young designer and tailor who regularly made clothes and accessories for exchange students. All of these pieces had o...

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