A new textile company in the African nation of Angola is hoping to bring the dolphin into the fabric of the clothes.
Angolan textile giant Angolan Textile Industries (ATSI) said it is partnering with designer and fashion house Gucci to produce the first ever “dolphin” clothes.
The new clothing will go on sale in the country later this year.
The clothes will be sold in Gucci stores across the country.
The company is also aiming to reach out to the African community in the region, with a mission to create a “diverse” clothing industry that reflects the African cultural traditions.
“We want to reach beyond our traditional market and bring the world a unique and diverse clothing collection,” said ATSI CEO Emmanuel O’Connor.
“The best way to reach the African market is to be global.”
The clothes were designed by Gucci’s design studio in Milan and are being made in an African country that’s a world leader in textile manufacturing.
It’s an ambitious goal, with only 1.5 percent of the world’s cotton produced there.
The clothing is expected to be sold as part of a global initiative to promote sustainable production of textiles.