Plettenberg Bay’s historical Old Nick Village plans the opening of the new Mungo Weaving Mill
Locals and visitors to Plettenberg Bay will no doubt be rather curious about the brand new landmark towering proudly over the landscape at Old Nick Village on the N2. This uniquely designed building will be home to the new, one of a kind, Mungo Weaving Mill. A culmination of many years of planning and hard work, Mungo Mill will function in showcasing the age old art of weaving through the centuries, as well as a place for the thriving production of top quality, natural fibre homeware textiles that are proudly South African.
Providing employment and skills development to the local community, in a non-industrial environment, is something the folks at Mungo Mill are passionate about. Another important aim is to connect the end user with the process textiles undergo during manufacturing. The more knowledge gained about a product, the greater the appreciation of said item and its ultimate value. At Mungo Mill the creed of ‘Good quality with a conscience never goes out of fashion’, holds true.
Owner of the Mungo Mill, Stuart Holding, says “we are excited to bring a new form of ‘experiential retail’ and a one of a kind outing to Plettenberg Bay and the globe as a whole. With the increase of mass production in the east, this is the first Mill being built and opened in South Africa in the past 40 years or more. It is an exciting time to be able to share our journey of textiles, and being open to the public is a true statement to transparency in our production.”
Great excitement surrounds the promise of the grand opening of the mill on the 17th November 2017. Plett is very proud of this home grown mill and the continuation of such excellence is inspiring to all.
“The opening of the new Mungo Weaving Mill is exciting for the area, and a significant moment in Old Nick’s and Plettenberg Bay’s history. We are excited to see the growth and impact made by the historical buildings that make up Old Nick Village, and in particular the impact the mill and its museum will have on the tourism industry,” comments Plett Tourism Media Spokesperson Patty Butterworth.
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