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Iquira: adding the flavour to the Ready-to-wear scene
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“We are not sure how you came across our creative space but we are ecstatic you found us!” is how this fashion brand begins its introduction to any newcomer that happens upon their site. The brand’s defining attribute is its...
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Fruché Free spirits
FRUCHÉ: A ‘Free Spirit’ Womenswear Brand, Made In Nigeria
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Founded by Frank Aghuno, Fruché is a Nigerian brand with a zany edge. Taking an artisanal approach, the ready to wear brand has garnered a reputation for fun and fanciable fashion. A fusion of contemporary silhouettes and Nigerian culture, saturated...
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The Future of Footwear: What’s next in the Sole Game?
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USD430 billion; that’s how much the Global footwear market is estimated to be worth by 2024. The men’s formal shoe market alone is set to reach $9,881 million by 2022, according to Allied Market Research. However, what elements and trends...
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MONAA: How Traditional Slippers Led to a Luxury Footwear Label
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Three Continents. Two Sisters. One Vision. MONAA is a footwear label that was started in 2013 by German-born Ghanaian sisters, Nana and Afua Dabanka. Their vision; to pay homage to their Ashanti heritage though their sandals that are handmade by...
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Oliberté: The World’s First Fair Trade Certified Footwear Made In Ethiopia
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Tal Dehtiar is the man responsible for the world’s first Fair Trade Certified footwear brand. The Canadian, with an MBA from Hamilton’s McMaster University, had always wanted to create an internationally successful and socially conscious product made in Africa. He...
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SAWA Shoes: The ‘No Charity’ Footwear by Mehdi Slimani
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Founded in 2009, SAWA is a proudly ‘Made in Africa’ footwear brand based in Ethiopia. It’s also the first sneaker to be fully produced on the continent. TDS first highlighted this shoe brand by Algerian-born, France-based shoe designer, Mehdi Slimani,...
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Planet Soles: How Shoe & Footwear Design Are Giving Back
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You can’t deny it. From the stream of documentaries such as the Inconvenient Sequel and Before the Flood (The one by Leonardo Dicaprio) to the UN. Framework Convention on Climate Change. (UNFCCC) adopting the Paris Agreement, the planet is in trouble....
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RTW Fashion Like A Boss: Vivo Activewear’s Wandia Gichuru
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"Let’s take Made in Kenya to a whole new level!” Words the co-founder and manager of Vivo Activewear, Wandia Gichuru, confidently champions on their dynamic website. Since 2011, this ready-to-wear (RTW) brand has steadily grown from an idea to a...
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Streetwear Flair With Wan Fam
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To be honest, we really haven’t covered a lot of streetwear brands. So, when we stumbled upon a CNN (Cable News Network) article talking about a Kenyan based brand, we had to meet them for our Designer’s Focus series.  Especially...
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Fashion Film Friday – To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World
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When did we become the ‘throw away’ culture? It wasn’t so long ago that Christmas for many of us meant new clothes. Not the hand me downs you had to wear the entire year from all your older siblings. They...
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Wearable Tech x Fashion Luxury
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Why choose between luxe fashions and smart, functional wear when you can have both? Just like a chef will always insist that everything plated should enhance a dish, we’re in the era where having a quality product isn’t enough. We...
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Work Smart: Wearable Tech for Sports and Fitness
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[Image: Courtesy of wearewearables.com] The human body is an amazing machine –Simone, Bolts, Phelps anyone - and what better way to see extreme excellence than the recently completed Rio Olympics and the Paralympics starting today. Once you pick your jaw...
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Got it covered: Drop of a Hat leading the resurgence of hat-wearing
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Humans have covered their heads from time immemorial. Whether it was to protect themselves from the elements or as a symbol of status, there was a time it was unfathomable to be seen without a hat. The modern age may...
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Manciny Migwi and Her Take on Men's Wear Fashion in Kenya
Manciny Migwi and Her Take on Men’s Wear Fashion in Kenya
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As we wondered ourselves, Manciny is not a common name but there is a reason this lovely lady has adopted that name. Her real name is Faith Wairimu Migwi, as she jokingly stated her “Kenya government names, her MPESA names.”...
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