The cloth first arrived in South Africa with German settlers in 1858. The German influence continues because most print is intentional when Ujamani, or German print. In 1992, Vasco da Gamma purchased the only rights to the look and are the only producer of the first print. the material features a crisp stiffness and smell that may be traced back to the starches shield the product’s integrity throughout the long ocean voyage from the united kingdom to South Africa. when laundry, the material softens. Originally this fabric was only offered in blue. However, throughout its history brown and red are supplemental and last a large assortment of recent colors have been supplemental. it is the vibrant colors and styles that have continued to push the recognition of the
Shweshwe fabric, creating it a deep-rooted a part of African fashion trends.