Wholesale Orders

Based in Canada, we are primarily importers and distributors of Three Cats Shweshwe from South Africa and we ship to small businesses all over the world.

We do offer retail sales as well. Shweshwe Retail Online Store HERE
If you are in business selling textiles or producing items in cotton fabric like garments, home decor, table linens, quilts, bags or toys, Shweshwe would be an exciting and creative option to expand your range of designs.
Shweshwe indigo, red and chocolate prints are also an excellent choice for costume design if you are looking for vintage calico prints. Shweshwe indigo and chocolate prints look vintage, but this is not a reproduction print: this 100% cotton fabric has been in production non-stop since colonial times using many classic designs that have not changed for generations.

How to place your Wholesale Order

  1. Request a customer Information Form. (Please specify Canadian, United States or International.)
  2. Request an order form.
  3. Complete both forms and scan them back to us by email.
  4. Contact us for mailing address or fax number if necessary.


  1. Minimum order is 10m fabric.
  2. Minimum cut is 5m per design, but for a first order, 2m cuts will be made.
  3. Purchaser pays shipping.
  4. Purchaser has the option to add insurance to the shipment with an additional fee.
  5. Shipping is by Canada Post and/or USPS.
  6. Once shipping has been calculated, payment can be made via e-transfer for Canadian customers and PayPal for US and International customers.
  7. Once payment is made, the order is shipped.
  8. Meerkat Trading is no longer responsible for goods once they are shipped.

Specifications for “3 CATS” – The Original ShweShwe

100% Cotton
Width: 89/90cm (36″)
Weight: +/ -170g (before wash)     /     +/-158g (after wash)
+/- 40 metres bolts

STANDARD Wash and Care Suggestions.

  1. Wash separately
  2. 40 degree wash
  3. Do not bleach
  4. Do not tumble dry
  5. Do not dry clean
  6. Warm iron
Average shrinkage:    warp – 9.5% / weft – 0.7%