Hello! All our general information is below, if you're curious about anything else or just not in the reading mood... Drop us an email and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Who makes the shirts?

Check out our team section to see who is involved. 

When I buy a shirt how does it affect the people in Kenya?

Every shirt sold not only supports the tailors of Kiteghe village by improving their skills but also supports the environment through the Malewa Trust tree planting initiative. By offering tailoring jobs and an outside market for the products we are creating a sustainable source of income to people living in this remote area of Kenya.  You are giving these tailors a chance to support their children's education and improve their livelihoods.

For more info check out our story.


What are the shirts made of?  

The shirts are made of a traditional East African cloth called the 'Kanga' or 'Leso',  made from 100% cotton. You can read about the history of this fabric here. Every Monday new Kanga prints hit the shops of Biashara street in Mombasa and are bought wholesale by traders who sell them all over Kenya. In order to make our shirts we have to be sure not to miss the weekly rush to buy the latest designs because they are printed only once and the same design will never be reproduced again!! These make Kanga shirts very unique. We are also looking at diversifying our collections by using other traditional African fabrics like Kikoy, Maasai Shuka, West African wax print and much more...

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Size and Fit:

We have size XS-L for female and S-XL for male.

The shape is a regular fitting long sleeve shirt.

FEMALE:                                                  MALE:

-The XS is a 6/8 UK size.                   -The S/M measures 52cm across chest

-The S is a 8/10 UK size.                  -The M/L measures 58.5cm across chest 

-The M is a 10/12 UK size 

-The L is a 12/14 UK size 

Remember if you are not happy with the fit you have 7 days for exchange or refund. 

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CARE GUIDELINES

The kanga fabric is 100% cotton and the colours in the fabric tend to run. This is something we can’t avoid but to help reduce the loss of colour please follow the guidelines below.

TRADITIONAL CARE: Traditionally when locals buy kanga’s they dip them in the salty sea to help the colour fasten. So, why not bring your shirt to the beach and give it a wash.

SALT: No beach nearby, then we recommend rinsing it in a bucket of cold salt water, as this will help the colour fasten.

WASHING: Please be careful, wash your shirt separately in COLD water.

Remember your shirt will get softer the more it’s loved, worn and washed.

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SHIPMENT & DELIVERY

Shipment prices are from the Palma de Mallorca, Spain and added on to the order at checkout.

All parcels are sent via mail service and will require a signature to accept. You will receive a confirmation email when the parcel has been shipped.

Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes, which may be added once your shipment reaches your country. You will be responsible for any duties or taxes applied to your package.

We dispatch everything on a Saturday and it will take up to 1 week for deliveries in Europe and 2 weeks for the rest of the world. Please let us know if you require it earlier and we will do our best to organise this for you. 

 

Spain                                         Signed, Track & Trace          €6.75

United States                              Signature required                 €12.00           

Europe                                       Signature required                 €10.00

France                                        Signature required                 €8.40

Italy                                           Signature required                 €8.40

Rest of the World                        Signature required                 €20.00

 

 

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RETURNS AND EXCHANGES

If you wish to return or exchange an item please inform us so we can refund or organise exchange for your order. You can contact us on info@theafricanshirtcompany 

We take returns within 7 days of the buyer receiving the item.

 

Please note for exchanges any extra charges will be the buyers responsibility; you will be invoiced for cost of shipment before the new item is sent out. 

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