- Textile design by artist Phathu Nembilwi
- 100% cotton kitenge, 100% woven and printed in Kenya
- Button fastening through front
- Hidden pockets
- Machine wash cold with like colors
- Fits true to size, take your normal size
- Airy fit, cut to be worn loose and stand away from the body
- Mid-weight, non-stretchy fabric
These textiles are a part of our 100% Made in Kenya collection and were printed in Kenya on Kenyan grown cotton. The print was designed by South African designer Phathu Nembilwi. Phathu is the Founder and Creative Director of Phathudesigns. She grew up in a small town in Thohoyandou, South Africa, and she draws inspiration from her own life and those around her, including the rich and colorful cultures in South Africa.
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Meet our production partner, SOKO Kenya! Based in Kikambala on the Kenyan coast, they are an ethical manufacturer that truly embraces a fair, kind and transparent work culture. In addition to paying above living wages, SOKO provides employees with paid leave and stipends for family emergencies, free pre-primary childcare for all employees with children from ages 2-4, daily mid-morning tea and midday lunch, and clear, outlined processes for job advancement. These values extend to the workspace itself, which is open, airy and bright. It’s truly a privilege to work with the SOKO team, and we invite you to learn more about the stitching process here!
When we say 100% Made in Kenya, we really mean it! Made from cotton grown in western Kenya and designed, printed and stitched outside of Nairobi, it doesn't get more local than this! We’re so proud to be part of an ecosystem supporting and advocating for Kenyan agriculture and manufacturing. Learn more about these fabrics are made here!
The ecosystem for rotary printed fabrics is complex and truly global. While it's rare to see a rotary printed textile produced in a closed-circuit, farm-to-shop supply chain, the fabrics we're producing are verifiably 100% made in Kenya. Not just traceable, but local. Not just identifiable, but ethical and accountable.
Our production impacts hundreds of smallholder farmers and their families each year. It impacts young Kenyan artists whose voices and work may now have a slightly bigger audience (and fan club:) ). It impacts the Kenyan textile manufacturing industry, which for years has been out-competed in the local market by imported fabrics. Finally, it impacts you, because you can know that your dress was made ethically, honestly, and with pride.
- MLMay L.Verified BuyerI recommend this productHeight 5'5"Age Range 65+Size Purchased XSUsual Size SLength Purchased StandardRated 5 stars2 weeks agoBeautiful fit and pattern.
The fit is consistently nice and the pattern so cute. The lighter cotton is cool and drapes nice after washing.FitRated -1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2Was this helpful?
- EEvieI recommend this productRated 5 stars5 months agoMy 2nd Zuri dress
I bought the blue geometric dress a few years ago. Ive gotten tons of compliments on it every time I’ve worn that dress. From women and ESPECIALLY guys! lol It’s now a hair tight bc of the Pandemic haha. It fit well when I was closer to a 36 B. This dress in M fits my 38 Cs a bit better, and it’s super flattering! The flamingo print is so fun, too! I cannot til it warms up a little more, so I can show it off. I am sure I will have another Zuri dress before too long. Great quality, versatile, and a fair price point!Was this helpful?
- MMaryI recommend this productRated 5 stars11 months agoPure Joy
My love for this dress is absolute. The fabric itself feels luxuriously smooth and flows nicely. The print is a delight and very well done. The color is a gorgeous red. The tailoring is spot on and flattering... It washes up beautifully. It's just a joy to wear. I look forward to more sleeveless dresses from this textile artist's materials - Phathu Nembilwi. Thank you Zuri and Phathu for this special dress!Was this helpful?