Natalie Kimani

BÒGÒLANFINI: Mali Mud Cloth
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You know it. Your pinterest décor board loves it. It’s the Mali mud cloth. Aka Bògòlanfini. Aka the only time your mother will ever permit the presence of mud on your clothing. [Image: Earth Africa Curio]   Made by the...
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KENTE: The Handwoven Cloth With Royalty In Its DNA, Made In Ghana
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Kente is one of the most recognisable fabrics under the African textiles umbrella. Adopted as a key symbol of Afrocentric identity and Pan-Africanism in the 1960s throughout the African diaspora, it was declared Ghana’s national cloth upon attaining independence in...
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Lilabare
LILABARE: Redefining The ‘Dream Wardrobe’ Concept
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Lilabare (laila-bare) is a Made in Kenya fashion brand that wants you to rethink your wardrobe goals. Founded by Ria Ana Sejpal in 2017, the brand produces clothing and jewellery with sustainability at the heart of their modus operandi. ‘Whether...
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HOUSE OF THAIRU: In Conversation With Steve Thairu
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We’re going to be honest with you. After speaking to Steve Thairu we weren’t sure how we would write this article on the House of Thairu. The 22 year old designer is a dreamer with a whimsical outlook on life....
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10 Questions With ZarAzra Founder and Fashion Designer, Azra Walji
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Azra Walji is no stranger to the Kenyan fashion scene. You may know her best from winning the Heineken African Fashion Challenge in 2017, which was closely followed by a show case in Lagos Fashion And Design Week 2017. However,...
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SUED
Get SUED: African Timing with SUED Watches, Made In Kenya
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SUED is a Kenyan watch brand that wants you to keep time in the most African way. You must be wondering, ‘isn’t African Timer used to describe an individual who never keeps time?’ Sue Mueni, founder of SUED, took a...
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OCELL LUXURY: The Artistry Of Inclusive, Limited Edition Fashion
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Ocell Luxury thrives on exclusivity. Founded in 2015, Pooja Joshi envisioned a brand that would make one-of-a-kind accessories for men and women. Pieces that would disclose enthralling facets of the wearer’s personality. Be it via an open bold gesture or...
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NEW TO TDS: What DO You Know About Liz Ogumbo-Regisford?
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Liz Ogumbo-Regisford is a creative entity. No, it’s not a buzzword that the Kenyan-born, South-Africa-based entrepreneur uses to draw you into her eponymous label. It’s that you sincerely can’t describe her as just one thing. Believe us, we tried. We...
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NEW TO TDS: IKWETTA – Perfecting The ‘Bikini For Your Feet’
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Ikwetta, the Swahili word for equator, is an imaginary line around the middle earth, that happens to pass through Nanyuki, Kenya. It’s also the name and inspiration behind the Kenyan footwear brand that specialises in leather sandals. If an imaginary...
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LULU MUTULI: The AMILO Brand Founder Goes Tech For Fashion
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No doubt, Lulu Mutuli had an interesting 2017. She was one of the first Heineken® African Inspired Fashion Challenge, got to develop their designs at LEW Design House in Amsterdam for a week and had her first fashion showcase; which just...
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La Kwetu
NEW TO TDS: La Kwetu – Empowering Africa Through Design
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‘Hello, I’m Michelle. The Co-founder of La Kwetu, although my background is in aerospace engineering.’ The 26-year old entrepreneur laughs as we unsuccessfully try to conceal our shock and bewilderment. We had questions. We thought this would be a simple...
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Enanai
Enanai: A New Adventure With Travel Luxury Made In Kenya
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Launched in 2017, Enanai is a Kenyan fashion brand that views bags as more than a functional addition to your ensemble. They are a personal statement, status symbol, fashion accessory and a form of self-expression all rolled into one. Hence,...
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NEW TO TDS: A Taste Of Afropean Designs From Voilà by Lulà
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Voilà by Lulà knows that it’s all in the details. Founder, Lulà Fa, wanted to wear and create a line that reflects her dual identity (Cote d’Ivoire and France) and her personality (modern and traditional). When embarking on her first...
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Zoe Sevak
NEW TO TDS: In Knots Over ZOE SEVAK, Made In Kenya
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Over a decade ago, love brought Zoe Sevak to Kenya. A lawyer by profession with an MBA, Zoe left her home country of Greece to be with her husband. But it wouldn’t be until October 2017 that she would launch...
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