HOBOKO clothes are all 100% colour fast cotton. We recommend washing everything on a 30 degree cool wash. Do not tumble dry.
What is a kikoy?
The kikoy is a hand-woven cotton sarong originally worn by East Indian fishermen. They are now widely acknowledged as the perfect beach sarong, and in East Africa on the coast – they will be worn by chaps in the evening by the fireside, or at dinner.
What do I use a kikoy for?
A sarong, a scarf/shawl. The towel backed ones are ideal for the beach, poolside or the rucksack – they are light, versatile and practical.
How/where do you wear the unisex trousers?
With trainers, with flip flops, barefoot. Where them in the house lounging, on the beach, on the tennis court, at a barbecue, on the yoga mat… in bed.
They are comforting, relaxing and become super soft the more they are washed.
What are good travelling/Gap year clothes?
HOBOKO clothes are perfect for the rucksack. They are great cover ups, that are practical, light and easy to pack. You don’t need to iron anything.The towels are an ideal present for any teenager going off on their travels – practical and colourful.
These can be worn folded up to make them less deep if you like. They look fabulous teamed with skirts – long and short – and you can either clash, match exactly or use the colour tones to match. A perfect ‘co-ord’ look
Are the skirts see through?
HOBOKO skirts are slightly see through – but in a good way – you can detect a slight outline of the leg in certain lights, but you can’t see your pants through them. The cotton is very delicate and beautifully feminine. The lighter colours more so than ones with a darker background. If in doubt, or when the weather is cooler you can wear a petticoat.
Are HOBOKO clothes ethically produced?
Yes. HOBOKO clothes are made in Kenya by a small team of seamstresses who are highly regarded and valued.Each item is made individually – each item is unique.