Planning a beach holiday? Need something exotic yet practical? Blue Summer has transformed the traditional Kenyan Kikoy sarong into a must-have family beach accessory.

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Kikoy means sarong in Swahili. This versatile garment was originally worn by fishermen living and working along East Africa’s coastline. Today Blue Summer Kikoys are still being handwoven by artisan weavers in Kenya, crafted from the finest 100% brushed natural cotton fibres.

Quite simply, on one side the Blue Summer kikoy towel is lined with a thin terry towelling layer. On the other side, it is a hand crafted, cool and chic sarong which comes in a variety of 22 natural, radiant colours. Deep blues to mulled gold with splashes of crimson, brown and charcoal, reflecting the ocean, sunsets, sand and people of the region. Versatile and stylish, the kikoys are ideal for holidays or use at home. The Blue Summer collection of ultra lightweight Kikoy towels (450g) are easy to pack, quick drying and machine washable. The Blue Summer kikoy towels even come with an inside, hidden pocket to keep your mobile, keys or money safe when you go for a swim. Perfect for an imaginative gift, they are presented in an attractive Blue Summer cotton bag.

The Blue Summer kikoy towels are available in three different sizes to suit the entire family: children’s (65 x 125cm), adult’s (90 x 170cm) and family (150 x 240cm). Blue Summer also cleverly uses the kikoy fabric to create a selection of fantastic, everyday products: beach bags matching the kikoy towels, adult and baby bath robes, waterproof picnic rugs and tablecloths.

The Blue Summer Kikoys respect the environment with their natural dying process. They are ethically made in a Kenyan workshop, certified by The KEFAT (Kenyan Federation for Alternative Trade). This label ensures what the consumer buys is the product of Kenyan craftsmen who get an honest income and work in good conditions. Once the kikoys are woven, the tassels are then hand knotted by the artisan’s family, which allows them to make extra money to send their children to school.

All Blue Summer products are delivered globally and available at www.bluesummerboutique.com

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