Sunkit Kikoy, it is not just a classic fouta!
Trimmed with handcrafted fringes and lined with a thin terry toweling layer, the trendy Sunkit Kikoy is both a wearable beach or bath towel and a cool, chic sarong.
Sunkit Kikoy is available in 2 sizes and in a variety of 22 natural, radiant colors to suit all family members. Ideal for vacations or use at home, it is easy to pack, dry very quickly and are machine washable.
It even comes with an inside, hidden pocket to keep your mobile, keys or money safe when you go for a swim.
Kikoy means sarong in Swahili
The kikoy is a type of sarong worn in Africa, particularly along the east coast as far south as the Horn of Africa. As with all sarongs it is a single piece of cloth which is wrapped around the waist, and rolled over outwards a couple of times.
Fishermen living and working along East Africa’s coastline originally wore these robust and versatile garments which are still being handwoven by artisan weavers in Kenya today. They are crafted from the finest brushed cotton fibres in a whole spectrum of vibrant colors : from deep blues to mulled gold with splashes of crimson, brown and charcoal, they reflect the ocean, sunsets, sand and people of the region.
Sunkit Kikoy is made of a traditional Kenyan kikoy lined with an ultralight, quick-drying terry towel fabric, making them the ultimate beach accessories.
100% made in Kenya
Sunkit Kikoy respects the environment with its natural dying process.
It is ethically made from locally grown cotton 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 and women who get an honest income and work in good conditions.
Once the kikoy is woven, the tassels are then hand knotted at home by the artisans’ wives. This allows them to make extra money to send their children to school and improve their life standard.
Delphine Le Feuvre is a Parisian girl, working girl, mother of 3 boys Rodolphe, Alexandre and Timothee. She worked for several years as a partner in an international head hunting company. She moved to Los Angeles in 2014.
She wanted to become an entrepreneur, a dream for a French girl in the USA!
She spend all vacations in the South West of France, Biarritz, the little California, where the kikoys are so famous.
She decided to bring them to California and launched her brand Sunkit in 2015.
She lives on the beach and felt in love with the Californian way of life.