Initial idea from Jochen from Berlin:
I would like to have a curtain with African prints. Green should be an essential color. One should be 245 cm long and 135cm wide and a need two items of the same size. On the top there need to be a possibility to fix standard roles (see photos)
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I like the second one (blue with the yellow flower) most.
In regards to your question: "7000 Kenya shillings for both curtain pieces. But if you desire them to have gathers so as to create a much more fuller look, it will cost you 13,000 kshs. This is because I will be required to use double the amount of fabric."
I would like to go for the cheaper option without gathers.
With regards to the fabric, most of ankara fabric, like the ones shown in the photos, are printed either in holland or china. The prints are african inspired though. But for hand printed african fabrics like mud cloth ( from west africa) or ikat , the colors are limited and they tend to be quite expensive to buy.
Did you have anything else in mind perharps?
I do have another suggestion for African fabric. It's called kikoy and is woven here in Kenya. It is striped in terms of print. It's higher in price compared to the Kitenge fabric I had earlier sent. I have sent pictures for you to have a look. If we go with this type of fabric the curtains will cost 10,500 shillings.
Let me know what you think
they all look good. I prefer on the second last picture the one with the regular lines in purple, brown, light blue, dark blue, green, orange. I think lining is required as the fabric looks thin. Looking forward to seeing the final product.
The length is actually as per the measurements you had given me. I took the photo on a window that is high that is why it gives the impression that they are short.
Costs to realize this idea
Cost of labour
|1||87,72 €||87,72 €|
|Subtotal – payout to craftsman||87,72 €|
|Customer aquisition costs (advertising etc.)||8,77 €|
|Handling fee Urban Change Lab||8,77 €|
|International shipping & Handling fee for logistics partner ((average items) 20,00 €)||20,00 €|
|VAT (Import into EU)||23,80 €|
The final product:
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