Weruzo reflects a considered approach to a dual heritage through a design sensibility focused on discretion and craftsmanship. The result is a juxtaposition of traditional fabrics and techniques with precise modern silhouettes, creating quietly distinctive and sensual pieces with texture and fit at the core. Committed to creating pieces rooted in the preservation of African artisan craftsmanship, Weruzo uses Akwete - an Igbo handwoven textile, as its signature fabric in ongoing explorations, updating the old world skill by introducing medleys of pure silk, merino wool, alpaca and organic cotton yarns to the weaving process.
Akwete (pronounced Ach-wet-eh)
Passed down in families from generation to generation, Akwete weaving is an example of artisanal craftsmanship. Meticulously constructed by a single individual using a traditional hand carved loom, all our Akwete is still woven in the original 'Akwete' village in South- Eastern Nigeria from which the skill derived its' name and we are committed to sustaining this old world method of weaving.