Chanasa Malawi, with help from Chifundo UK, has obtained and successfully completed some large orders of Custom and Bespoke Products. For each order discussions and meetings were held to finalise the product(s), materials, costs and means of shipping.
1,300 lined tote bags were completed for a European African Conference at the University of Edinburgh. The bags were made from Arican chitenje mainly in orange and green colourways. The bags were 35 cm by 37 cm, had two shoulder straps, a front pocket printed with the Conference logo and were lined with black cotton. They were air freighted from Blantyre to Heathrow and then by courier to Edinburgh.
100 padded reversible messenger bags made from recycled denim jeans and decoraged with chitenje, 100 purses made from denim lined and decorated with chitenje and 100 shopping bags made from with a front zip pocket. Each item has either a sewn or metal Glasgow University Crest attached to it and the colurs in the chitenje compliment the colours in the crest.
A large number of seat covers, ties, bow ties, scarves, servittes and other items were commisionned by the College of medicine in Blantyre for their 25th Anniversary. These were made from specially printed chitenje made for the occasion.
Other bags have been made for government departments in Malawi.