ABOUT ROMARIA: Pronounced homa’ria
Translation: pilgrimage / moving forward together
Romaria is a fresh knitwear label where luxury meets comfort.
We design non-seasonal lifestyle items for modern movement and a seamless transition of studio-to-street style.
Each collection connects to the next by means of timeless, exclusive patterns and intricate jacquard knitted techniques, consisting of natural fibers.
Each item is carefully crafted by a team of creators to add an element of art to your wardrobe.
Founded by feminist team Carla Pinto, founder of African Style Story and Zydia Botes, founder of Something Good Studio.
The brand aims to redefine value and challenge the rampant consumerism engendered by fast fashion.
The ‘Americanah’ blanket forms part of our range as a limited edition collector’s item, to be snapped up while you still can.
Artwork by illustrator and branding guru, Mariana Lancastre.
The design is a variation of her much loved illustration, Americanah.
“The “Americanah” artwork is inspired by the novel with the same title by writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was caught by the story of this woman that “becomes a black woman” when she moves from Nigeria to America. Her natural hair is a powerful symbol to address racism, loneliness and home and I wanted to pick this idea, by transforming an african pattern into a hectic urban landscape.” – Mariana
This babe trades under our sister studio-to-street label Romaria.
FABRICATION: 100% cotton
PROCESS: Jacquard machine knitted with ribbed trim
SIZE: 140cm x 180cm, Note that sizing may vary slightly for each style due to the nature of the yarn. Please allow for a 10cm tolerance.
WEIGHT: Approximately 2.5kg per piece
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Delicate machine wash inside out at 30*C. Wash with like colours. Do not use fabric softener. Do not bleach, soak rub or wring while washing. Reshape while damp. Dry away from direct sunlight. Do not tumble dry or iron.
PACKAGING: Each throw is branded with a genuine leather, laser engraved label, beautifully folded & tied with ribbon, and packaged with an A5 print of the relevant artwork.
BACK-ORDERS: Please allow 4-6 weeks for back-orders to be delivered, or kindly get in touch for a more accurate ETA.