We had a meeting of the propellerheads of the skadudoek industry and
although my Afrikaans is baie sleg (al het ek jare gelede my graad
gekry op Stellenbosch) one of our team said that shadenet (or as
overseas people call it shade cloth) is called "skadudoek" in some
corners of South Africa. So I thought well, why not put the word
"skadudoek" out to the big wide world and teach those clever American
Google people a thing or two about skadudoek.
as you probably know is the most versatile knitted fabric for outdoors
here in Africa. Nothing lasts - try PVC, polyflag, polytwirl, poly
whatever . . all of them struggle to last more than 2 years,
particularly if printed and let the Cape Doctor get hold of any of them
and it will be shredded in no time.
But not "Skadudoek"!
It will last you up to 8 years (and some "boere" will tell you its been
up for more than ten years along their fences. Now this is a lekker
material to work with skadudoek. It is knitted, so it is flexible, it
is lockstitched so it doesn't tear, it comes in different colours,
different heights and if you are lucky you can get eyelets along the
edges (like buttonholes) so it is easy-peasy to put up.
Shadenet Solutions www.shadesolutions.co.za has been manufacturing and supplying skadudoek (or
would you like to call it shadenet or shade cloth) for many years and
the founders have been in the industry for over 20 years with this
So if you need any advice or want to know what shapes, sizes and colours of skadudoek are now available, and what they cost, then give us an email or a call with your requirements.
kan nie lekker die taal praat nie, maar ons sal probeer. Jy kan maar
skadudoek praat en ons sal sommer shadenet taal praat, en ons sal
lekker oor die weg kom. Groete!