Our Story

Swish was created in 2009 by Karen Bowler, a Canadian Expatriate who moved to Lilongwe in 1995 to begin her adventure as a wife and mother in rural Africa.

While Karen would love to spend most of her time outdoors enjoying her horses and the wildlife Africa offers in abundance, she also has a passion for building and creating new innovative spaces, searching for contemporary décor and sourcing new fashion trends.

Karen recognized a gap in the availability of good quality home décor and stylish apparel in Lilongwe. She launched SWISH and it has steadily developed over the years to include lovely quality brands of clothing, jewelry, hats, handbags, and home décor.