• The Funtua Project

    The Funtua project started out of curiosity about Nigerian fabric, which led us on a search for locally grown, ginned, spun, woven, and dyed cotton. And the result is the most beautiful indigo dyed fabric that’s woven in Funtua, Katsina, and hand dyed in Kano at the centuries old Kofar Mata Dye pits.

    THIS IS FUNTUA TEES
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    UNIFORM WEAR
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    OUR COTTON

    100% locally grown cotton
    FUNTUA is the market lingo for the cotton which gets its name from the city in Katsina (Funtua) where the cotton is grown and spun.

    Funtua cotton is a long staple cotton between 30mm to 40mm. The cotton yarns are woven loosely using a traditional weave. This loose weave makes the cotton extremely breathable (think linen), malleable and soft (think gauze).

    UPCOMING...
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    Pure natural indigo dye.
    Hand dyed at Kofar Mata dye pits, Kano State

    Our cotton fabric is dyed at Kofar Mata dye pits (since 1498) in natural indigo for either 2, 4, 6 or 8 hours depending on the shade. The bright indigo shade is dyed for 4 hours while the luxurious deep dark is dyed for 8 hours.

    In the craft of indigo dyeing, this means 5 mins in and 5 mins out for a total of 8 hours- the price of true indigo dyeing that lasts forever and appreciates with every wash.

    COLLABORATIONS
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    FABRIC AND TOTES
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