TOSHEKA TEXTILE -ACADEMIC TRIP

Date and time: 
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:56
Location / Venue: 

Wote-Kitui

(A fourth year student from StAD tries her skills on the loom)

Fashion students from the school of Arts and Design visited the Tosheka Textile farm in Wote Kitui County. The academic trip purposed to offer the students a learning experience on silk fibre production. The Swahili word TOSHEKA simply means satisfaction or fulfilling. This could be a self or other people satisfaction. Established in 2011, Tosheka textile was co founded by a textile fabric designer Lucy Bigham and her husband Herman Bigham. The farm specializes in producing green fashionable textiles, recycled fibres and environmentally friendly techniques. Tosheka has diversified into Eri silk production while capitalizing on the poor cotton production. The eri silk worms feed on castor plant leaves and are easy to produce than cotton growing that is dependent on quality seeds and favourable rainfall. While specializing in the production of fibre to fashion, Tosheka textile focuses on creating jobs and empowering the economically disadvantaged. Most women groups in Wote area within Kitui County have so far benefited from this employment thus the Tosheka aspect of satisfaction.

The students were accompanied by their Fashion Design lecturers Ms Joan Mosomi and Ms Connie Aluoch.

Expiry Date: 
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:56

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