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Sweet Knot Skirt

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  • Insider Notes

    • It was during an experimental session that NKWO discovered a new weaving technique by using old strips of denim. They dubbed it "Dakala cloth"; a new type of textile that appeared to look like a traditional handloom woven cloth with a distinctively West African feel. The Sweet Knot Skirt, made from this cloth, is a midi-length pencil skirt, designed to be worn low on the waist. It features signature knot details, fringed flax and recycled mirror beads. Wear with a half-tucked oversized cotton shirt for a lunch appointment.

      - Zip fastening, V-shaped vent at the back
      - Upcycled Cotton, fringed flax, recycled mirror beads
      - NKWO employs local artisans and focuses on waste reduction through innovative cutting techniques, recycling and fabric manipulation
      - Each piece is made to order and may take up to 4 weeks to complete
      - Made in Abuja, Nigeria, shipping from Nigeria


    • Standard sizing
    • Opaque
    • Midweight, non-stretchy
    • Close fitting
    • Fits true to size
  • 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.


Sustainable brand NKWO relaunched in 2012 in Nigeria, with a focus on the preservation of traditional craft while curbing the damaging effects of textile waste. Each ready-to-wear piece is crafted using traditional West African weaving, beading, hand-dyeing and embroidery. The designer created her own fabric—using a modern strip weaving technique—dubbed “Dakala.” This hand-loomed upcycled fabric has a distinctively rich feel and is featured in each collection.

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