A fellow OutThere traveller once told me that his one constant when he’s on the road, to remind him of home, is a set of his favourite pyjamas. For someone who doesn’t wear much when I sleep, I can’t really relate, but if I were to wear pyjamas, it’ll be something from the range from ethically sourced nightwear brand, Tales of Thread – eyecatching and fun, all at the same time.
Celebrating pan-African arts and design, its founder Rebecca Fordham empowers women in Ghana, creating high-quality, well-paid employment to make beautiful and functional pyjamas. Traditional methods such as batik waxing and screen printing are used to create limited edition, hand-printed quality pieces.
The ‘Ashanti’ collection is bold, fun and colourful – reflecting the people behind them – inspired by Ghana’s Ashanti culture. Patterns reflect a number of nods, from traditional symbols found on local craft to bold geometric drawings on woven kente cloth.
Photography courtesy of Tales of Thread