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Lalesso; one of the world's only zero-carbon fashion brands #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Lalesso; one of the world’s only zero-carbon fashion brands
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Originally named "La Kanga," Lalesso is an African fashion and lifestyle brand that was founded in Kenya in 2005 by designers Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway. Since 2005, the brand has had many successes, including featuring in well-known magazines such...
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Editor’s Note – The Textile Series #tdsvoices
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Ladies and Gentlemen – welcome to the end of the year. I can’t believe that we will be saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year let alone getting used to writing 2019 very soon. Until then though, we have 2...
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Brand Bible: How To Develop Your Fashion Style Manual
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Consistency. That’s just one element successful fashion brands have in common. Seasons and trends come and go, but you can still identify a Gucci, Burberry or Alexander McQueen on site. One of the most vital documents that makes this possible...
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Iko Eco Fashion Kenya
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Style and sustainability. If we’ve learned anything during this series is that the two can co-exist. In Kenya, we’ve seen a strong emphasis on ethical systems and standards to improve the livelihood of workers and artisans in the industry. This...
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Get Eco-friendly with it! These African Fashion Brands are…
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For the past month and a half we’ve looked at the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to fashion and its environmental impact. I know, how something can be so pretty and so downright hideous underneath...
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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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EDITOR’S NOTE – THE AGE OF CONSERVATION Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, November to December, we take a look at the age of conservation and the role of the fashion industry globally and in Kenya. On October 21st 2016, National Geographic released a documentary on climate...
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No Limits: ZikoAfrika’s journey so far…
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We saw a great opportunity to express our passion for design by establishing a brand that offers a contemporary take on Africa’s rich culture of adornment while projecting a positive view of the continent to local and global consumers. Why...
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Fashion Week: More than a Pretty Face
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With each Fashion Week, there are always nay-sayers that don’t see the need for all the hullabaloo. It’s just for the fashion-oriented, enthusiasts and hopefuls who are engulfed in the world of fashion, isn’t it? Despite the fixation on beauty...
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Value Chain: Design and Development #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Value Chain: Design and Development
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As a way of analyzing your fashion business's capability of being efficient and sustainable as well as competitive, you must look at your business value chain. A value chain is the full range of activities like design, production, marketing and...
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Stylistic identity #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Stylistic identity
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Stylistic identity, like branding, is a powerful tool that is vital for differentiation and for preventing imitation from other competitors. Branding encompasses stylistic identity, which includes stylistic and aesthetic codes of a brand, ranging from colors, products and apparel. Even...
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Fashion is a business; think like an entrepreneur #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Fashion is a business; think like an entrepreneur
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There seems to be a misconception about fashion. Fashion is more than just glamour, glitz and who wore it best on the red carpet. Fashion is a multibillion-dollar industry that has significant influence on the economical and societal aspect of...
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One of kind bags made with love and carrying the essence of the Kenyan Coast, Canvas and Kangas - Part II
One of kind bags made with love and carrying the essence of the Kenyan Coast, Canvas and Kangas – Part II
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“The positive vibes the fashion industries in Africa send out in the world is showing Africa, as a continent, in a different light,” remarks Denise. With the reception and growth of the Kenyan fashion brands and Africa in general, Africa...
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Pop-Up, Kool and the Gang and Tamambo
Pop-Up, Kool and the Gang and Tamambo
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It's that time of the year when good cheer and merriment will be the attitude of the day. In anticipation of that, MOFTI presents a Pop up Event this weekend the 8th of November at the Tamambo Restaurant, Village Market...
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