"Mitumba curtains"in Kenya refers to second hand curtains. The term 'Mitumba curtains' is Kishwahili literally meaning "curtain bundles." The term mitumba is mostly applied to secondhand clothing but also to anything secondhand such as mitumba shoes, mitumba hand bags and so on. Before the influx of second hand textile trade, the word mitumba directly translated to bundles or bales. 90% of our mitumba curtains come in these bale and from UK.
To Nairobi Curtain Designers and proponents of Mitumba we maintain that mitumba curtains are beneficial in that the trade stimulates economic activity and allows not only people with limited means but also design enthusiasts to afford fashionable designer curtains otherwise out or reach. Critics of the Mitumba trade on the other hand note that the influx of cheap textiles such as mitumba curtains is responsible for the decline of textile industries locally. Whatever the cases, you will find the most romantic, lovely, royal, welcoming and elegant curtains made in England that will match up the furniture In your rooms.
Our mitumba curtains come in all different colors and texture to suite your case. Mitumba curtains include all kinds of curtains you can not find in new curtains made in Kenya. You will find a wide range of best, almost new, mitumba curtains in all different colors, varieties and patterns for homes, hotels, churches, restaurants and offices.
Most of our Mitumba originate from the United Kingdom. Other mitumba come from wealthy countries such as the United States. Companies like Mid-West Textile Company purchase textiles that were donated to non-profit organizations. These these textiles, among them mitumba curtains, are then put into a conveyor belt and workers sort through them before making the bales to be shipped. The practice of purchasing and the subsequent sale of mitumba that were originally acquired as donations has received criticism from some quarters. However, the NGOs, not-for-profits organizations, receive such large quantities of mitumba donations that they must indeed sell them in order to fund the several social projects they are involved with. If the non-profit organizations were not able to sell most of their mitumba, they would not be able to survive nor fulfill their missions of helping the disadvantaged in society.