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Doreen Mashika

Dawa Dress

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  • Insider Notes

    • Inspired by Doreen Mashika’s Tanzanian heritage, this Dawa Dress will make an effortless addition to your warm-weather repertoire. It’s lovingly handmade from premium Italian fabric and Kanga cotton, woven with a dynamic pattern. The loose silhouette, with its relaxed proportions and midi hem, takes cues from traditional Zanzibari abayas, while the distinctive collar nods to 16th-century fashion. Style yours with classic leather slides and a spacious raffia tote.

      - Ruffled collar, front button fastening, pockets, long sleeves with contrasting cuffs, mid-calf length
      - Italian blend of cashmere, wool, and silk; Kanga cotton
      - Each piece is made to order by artisans and can take up to 3 weeks to complete
      - Produced in limited quantities from sustainably sourced materials, using artisanal and ethical manufacturing methods
      - Made in Zanzibar, Tanzania, ships from Tanzania


    • Midweight fabric
    • Opaque
    • Loose silhouette
    • Fits true to size
    • Model is 179cm tall and wearing a size S
  • Shipping & Returns

    • Shipping timelines are subject to the unique nature and craftsmanship of the piece, often in harmony with designers' local artisans. We have partnered with DHL Express to ensure hassle-free global delivery covering 220 countries worldwide, within 3-5 business days of the ship date.

      Industrie Africa accepts returns on regular-priced items that are initiated within 7 days of receipt. For more information, please check where your products are shipping from, and please visit Shipping & Delivery. Unfortunately, exchanges are not possible at this time.


Zanzibar-based Doreen Mashika creates breezy, island-appropriate silhouettes inspired by the colors and textiles of her Tanzanian heritage. East African Kanga prints feature prolifically in Mashika’s designs, and most of her elegant pieces are crafted from light fabrics; this is artful resort-wear fit for your jet-setting lifestyle.

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