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ÉKÉTÉ: The Ethical Nigerian Brand Big On Traditional Craftsmanship
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Launched in April 2018, Ékété is an accessories brand that made its fashionable introduction with intricately woven basket bags. While they exude the essence of blissful holiday, rooted at its core is rich culture and a fervent appreciation for ethical...
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TAUNINA: Luxury Teddy-bear Heirlooms Made In South Africa
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You could argue that the teddy bear was the iconic accessory of your childhood. It had a name and a special place in your room, as well as, your heart. But what if you made it something more? Something that...
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GRANDT MASON: South Africa’s First Vegan-Footwear Brand
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Grandt Mason, a Cape Town based industrial designer, faced a predicament. Having embarked on a vegan lifestyle, he required to make some life changes, which included wearing leather-free footwear. Since he couldn’t find any pairs readily available in South Africa,...
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soleRebels: Lessons From Ethiopia’s Fastest Growing Shoe Brand
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Roots. Culture. Tyres. A simple summary of what has become an internationally recognised shoe brand. Founded by Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, operations began in 2005 in Zenabwork on the outskirts of Addis Ababa; where soleRebels continues to design and produce today....
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Material Movements: A Guide to Athleisure Fabrics
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Comfort. Durability. Flexibility. Luxury. These four elements are the mantra of athleisure’s fabrics. As their final product needs to be able to integrate flawlessly into an active and social lifestyle, textiles used to execute athleisure need to support functional and...
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Gone Rural Swaziland Feel Good Décor
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‘Preserving the past, understanding the present and pioneering the future’. When Gone Rural (GR) was officially registered in 1992 by founder Jenny Thorne, this was its mission. To date, the brand offers home-based income to over 700 women in Swaziland;...
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Editor’s Note – Design Trends Series
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Editor's Note_____________ From opening our flagship store at Two Rivers to wrapping up the Designer focus series, we want to bring some inspiration and style to your homes with our Design Trends Series.  A lot has been happening these two...
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TDS Designer Focus: Discovering Deepa Dosaja’s Flower Power
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    Silk, bright colours, flowers and butterflies. These are just some of the elements Deepa Dosaja used to create her ‘My Flowers’ couture collection for New York Fashion Week (NYFW). On 11th February 2017 at Studio 450, New York,...
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Circular Fashion: Is It Time for Closed-Loop State of Mind?
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Planet Earth and Fashion aren’t that different. For one, they have both vehemently been believed to be strictly linear structures. While fashion never led anyone to believe that falling off the edge of the world was possible, it did limit...
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Fashion Film | Think Loud: Future Fashion by i-D Magazine
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There was a time when online shopping was considered a bizarre concept. Absurd, right? However, as Net-a-Porter founder - Natalie Massenet - mentions in the video below, it was only 16 years ago that she had to convince people that...
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Eco Innovation: Tosheka Textiles Takes on Sustainable Supply & Production
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Tosheka. A Kiswahili word that simply means satisfaction, runs deep with meaning and promise for this social entrepreneurial enterprise. It’s a guarantee of fulfilling their partners and customers needs through quality, value, delivery and customer service. Started in 2011, Lucy...
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KUBA: The Textile That Was Eco-Friendly Before It Was En Vogue
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The Kuba cloth, which is indigenous to the Kuba people, originates from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Between the 17th and early 20th century, the Kuba Kingdom (which is now the South Eastern region of the DRC) was one...
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KORHOGO: The Hand Painted Pictorial Cloth, Made In Côte d’Ivoire
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Korhogo is a type of mud cloth that originates from Korhogo in Côte d’Ivoire. Made by the Senufo people, the textile is a hand-woven and hand-spun cotton fabric decorated with hand-painted designs. The captivating symbolism and imagery that’s featured on...
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LEANDI MULDER DESIGNS: The Art Of Kintsugi Meets Made In South Africa
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Fashion can be a dark industry, riddled with sustainability and ethical issues. A fact that South African fashion designer - Leandi Mulder - became increasingly aware of as a fashion student. It became apparent that the fast fashion model was...
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