"Halfway between tradition and modernity, African and Western culture, TANHNI reinvents the African fabrics while respecting people and the environment."
A DEMARCHE ECO- RESPONSABLE
- We prefer noble materials such as cotton, silk or linen and favour the use of organic fabrics (e.g. organic cotton, GOTS certified) or recycled materials via our "Organic Range". We work with West African companies involved in the design and production of eco-responsible fabrics (e.g. CABES - Commerce, Artisanat pour le Bien-Être social).
- Tous nos vêtements sont faits main in our Ivorian workshop. Thus, all our articles are unique and participate inlocal economy.
- Our traditional fabrics are selected directly from West African weavers (Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and soon Senegal, Guinea and Mali in particular) and contribute to supportlocal crafts.
- Our WAX fabrics are made in Ivory Coast,.
- We reuse our scraps to make certain accessories in order to reduce waste.
- We don't stock and produce to order to avoid any waste.
In Africa, fabric is a real channel of expression. It reflects the personality of the wearer, his or her history and emotions... There are different shapes, made using various techniques and materials... There is something for every taste and personality...
TRADITIONAL FABRIC AND CRAFTSMANSHIP
Our traditional fabrics are produced by West African weavers, the majority of whom are Ivorians. Their manufacture is based on traditional methods,this gives them a lasting quality.
Some examples of traditional fabrics:
- Baoulé fabric: Central and South-Eastern Côte d'Ivoire
- Kamandjê, Tapa: Western Côte d’Ivoire
- Kita or Kente: Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire in particular
- Faso Dan Fani: Burkina Faso
WAX MADE IN COTE D’IVOIRE
Our WAX fabrics are made in Ivory Coast by leaders of the West African wax fabric market; these fabrics bring a variety of patterns and colours that will embrace all circumstances.
I AM RACHEL, TANHNI'S FOUNDER
My name is Rachel CLERC, I am Franco-Ivorian, born in Abidjan in 1985.
I grew up in a variety of cultural environments and lived in many countries (Ivory Coast, Guinea, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, France), which makes me passionate about diversity and mixing cultures.
I was seduced by the richness of the crafts of my native country, Ivory Coast,I want to put the spotlight back on the African fabric through a collection of vêtements actuels et universels.
As for the name TANHNI simply means "African fabric" in the Baoulé language, my Ivorian ethnic group. Pronounce it TANH-NI :)