National First prize winner

Karingana Textiles

Material innovation solutions using African indigenous knowledge systems and storytelling


Ku Pakama – healing textiles – is a product by Karingana Wa Karingana Textiles, a fabric with healing properties borrowed from medicinal plants. It is inspired by the indigenous knowledge systems of traditional Mozambican medicine and its medicinal plants. Clothing and accessories made with Ku Pakama textile are designed to nurture the wearer’s skin with natural compounds transferred by the medicinal plants while transferring some healing and relief proprieties to the body. This is an allergen-free, chemical-free, nourishing textile that benefits the body, the emotional being and more esoteric matters like energy protection.

Quick facts

  • 2021 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Circular Economy
  • Mozambique
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  • Wacelia Zacarias- Co Founder (Research And Design), Djamila De Sousa- Co Founder (dev And Production), Marlene De Sousa (research Assistant), Bruna Fondo (Marketing And Communications), Agnalda Facitela (sales Assistant)

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