About Tropikala

Welcome to Tropikala, an online shop dedicated to bringing life and colour into your home.  We create and source unique handcrafted homewares and fabrics from around the world with a conscience, supporting other small businesses and authentic textile industries.

Our colourful, handmade home products and fabrics are designed to make a statement. From our unique, made to order lampshades, stunning cushions and our selection of authentic African wax print and pure coloured linen fabrics, available by the yard and metre. 

Our beginnings

Tropikala began from our love of African wax print fabrics, their bold patterns, bright colours and energetic feel. As our personal collection of fabrics grew, it was time to share our treasure trove of textiles, with the aim to bring joy and vibrancy into people's homes. 

Consciously sourced

We consciously source all our fabrics, which are never counterfeit, always authentic and not mass produced in China. All our wax print fabrics are made in either Ghana or Nigeria with our aim to support local textile industries in Africa. A selection of the wax print fabrics we use to make our lampshades come from Kitenge, who are a social enterprise in Tanzania, empowering tailors to improve their livelihoods.

All the linen fabrics we source are produced in Lithuania and OEKO-TEX standard 100 certified, and approved as not containing any ecologically harmful substances. We work with a fourth generation family business to supply some of our linen fabrics and cushions, supporting the long heritage of linen production in the Baltic region. 

Handmade for you

We are dedicated to providing unique, authentic and long-lasting quality products that you will enjoy for years to come. We hope you love our handmade products as much as we do and get inspired to find your style and brighten up your home! 

We look forward to welcoming you and thank you for showing an interest in our small business.

African Lampshades

Linen Lampshades