Kikoy is a type of clothing that originally evolving in some eastern African nations. Given that east Africa happens to be one of the hottest parts of the world, these costume types that originated must be designed keeping in mind warmer weather conditions. If your mind had the exact same thoughts about kikoys, then you are right. They do in fact are made to fit into your summer wardrobe, mostly beach wear.
The big question that you must ask yourself is, where do you buy them? There are probably no brick and mortar stores that are offering these unique clothes. Some people say that amazon.com happens to be the world’s largest retailer and even they have a surprisingly small range of kikoy items to offer. If that is the state of things at the world’s largest retailer, what might be the case with your local clothing store? Not very encouraging at the very least.
Amazon.com or your favourite clothing store chain are not only places where clothes are sold. The very fact that these kikoys are not widely available, gives them a feeling of being of being special. Very few people actually know about kikoys. There are any number of reasons why they aren’t that popular.
One possible explanation could be that kikoy clothing items are handmade. That is their main thing! In most cases they are being imported all the way from Africa. Importing goods is not a big deal in today’s economy. What is a big deal though is to manufacture or craft these things in large numbers so as to make them available to a large group of customers. At least, that is what we think.
Whether are not there is a wide availability of kikoys at the store or not, it is easy to admit that these wraps or towels or sarongs as they may be fashioned as, are incredibly beautiful. When you wear a wrap or sarong fashioned out of kikoy, you know that you are wearing something that is probably not worn by anyone else on the beach. You will special and that is all that matters when it comes to clothing.
So, how do you buy it then? Go online of course. As we mentioned before, there is a limited section available in the clothing section for kikoys at Amazon. If that does not satisfy your appetite for a wonderful collection of kikoy items, look for speciality retailers. Acquiring kikoy for distribution must be challenging for the stores, similar to the elaborate procedure one has to go through to procure exotic vegetables or even fruits. Kikoy falls into such a category.
Since kikoys are special and to some extent even rare, you are on the lookout for speciality stores. Your search will end by visiting a clothing store’s online shopping site, but it has to begin, always from your search engine. Just the way you are used to finding the address to a new place or a new restaurant, simply Google or Bing the keywords – kikoy, sarong, wrap and such in the search box and of you go!
Collect More Information
Since you are looking for a speciality retailer, it is possible that you might get lost and not find what you are looking for. In such a scenario, you can also try reading about kikoy cloth resources online. In most cases, many online resources that discuss kikoy fashion, also go out of their way to guide you to their preferred online kikoy store. Someone has to spread the word about kikoy clothes and eventually it comes to people who have used the product to spread the word about it.
When you continue your search for the right store, you will also run into a lot of online articles, blog posts and even online discussions about the pros and cons of using kikoy as part of your daily life. Since you are new to world of kikoy clothing, even if you have found a store that meets your kikoy buying needs, it is still worth your precious time to check into these online forums.
Other than the bright colours, another great reason for kikoys popularity among its users is that it can be made into anything. You could use it as table cloth and even has curtains. You cannot get such flexibility with other types of clothing. This tip we shared is like the proverbial tip of the iceberg. There is so much more you can do with Kikoy and you will find out all about it, online.
The author somehow got hooked on to kikoys as beach wear and cannot help but spread the word about it. He buys most of his kikoy wear at Kasuku Kikoy.