Our Creations

The name Shwe Shwe Poppis™ originated from our ethos of celebrating local culture - Shwe Shwe is a geometrically patterned fabric, manufactured by Da Gama Textiles. In South Africa these fabrics are culturally greatly valued enjoying a long tradition, while a Poppi is a colloquial term for a doll. Please visit the website of Da Gama Textiles for the detailed history of their unique materials.

From the original children's drawings, a range of different fantasy characters has been created, which are hand sewn by our team of crafters. These characters are easily recognizable - they have their own fun personalities, and bear the names of their young creators.

The members of the Shwe Shwe Poppis™ Family are available in four sizes - Micro, Mini, Midi and Maxi – over the full range of products, which is continually expanding. All are manufactured using Genuine Shwe Shwe Fabric. Each poppi comes branded with a swing ticket telling our story.


Hope, Buyisile and Faith
Hope, Buyisile and Faith

Our products

A gift, a toy, an accessory or even home décor. Our original and exciting products include key rings, fridge magnets, brooches, mobiles, angels, bookmarks, bean bags and bespoke corporate orders: conference pouches.

Please contact us for information regarding corporate gifts, bespoke orders and our full range.

Hope

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

My favourite food is chicken. Green is my best colour and I love lions.

Maxi
Midi
Mini Keychain
Mini Magnet
Buyisile

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends. I love zebras.

Chicken is my favourite dish and red my best colour.

Maxi
Midi
Mini Keychain
Mini Magnet
Faith

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

Chicken is my best meal, my best colour is orange and I also love zebras.

Maxi
Midi
Mini Keychain
Mini Magnet
Nozipho

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

I love chicken for lunch, and my best colour is orange and I also love zebras.

Maxi
Midi
Mini Keychain
Mini Magnet
Philisiwe

This Shwe Shwe Poppi is based on my drawing, I hope you like it!

I live in Soweto, South Africa and play buddy with my friends.

My favourite food is rice and chicken and yellow is the best colour.

Maxi
Midi
Mini Keychain
Mini Magnet