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Mambo Pambo: The ‘Proudly Kenyan’ Afro-contemporary Brand after Africa’s Heart
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It’s about the experience. Since its inception in 2015, this design house has been on a mission to change the way people view and experience clothes and accessories made locally. Adding to the growing movement that aims to shift the...
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TDS Creatives: Sandstorm Part I
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You can’t miss it. In every sleek mall there’s a minimalistic store that breathes the air of safari and adventure. Sandstorm Kenya has come a long way from its luxury safari tents manufacturing days and their success through their leather and...
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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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Costly Cheapness: The impact Asia has on fashion
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In the developing world, China appears to be a saviour to shoppers on a tight budget.  You see them displayed in stalls all over the central business district (CBD) or comfortably promoted on your Instagram or Facebook feed; ready for...
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Developing a fashion industry in Africa: Case study South Africa
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South Africa. A country that is already recognised for its rugged beauty, and rich culture has another ace up its sleeve. With the increase of fashion events, the country is emerging as one of the top markets of our time....
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Tailored Destinations: Lessons from Fashion Capitals
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You are what you wear. With the number of cities hosting Fashion Weeks phenomenally rising, it’s safe to say Governments are taking this to heart. Acknowledging the power of fashion, they’re using this industry to re-brand their cities to not...
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The Importance of a Fashion Council
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Fashion changes. Trends come and go, fashion houses crumble or are vindicated and each country has its own influences and inspiration in fashion. However, one thing is clear in countries that realise the true potential of their fashion industry; they...
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#TDSVoices: African Models dominating the Fashion Scene Part II
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It’s no secret that many lack the name recognition that their female counterparts command in the fashion modelling industry. But you also can’t deny the importance of the male model and their role in pop culture conversation. In an already...
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TDS Voices: Model – Philomena Kwao
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In the highly anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2016, runs an ad launched by plus-size swimwear retailer - Swimsuits for All - that has already caught mass attention. The #swimsexy campaign features top plus-size model Ashley Graham, 56 year old...
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TDS Meets: Nancie Mwai
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Nancie Mwai. It’s impossible to get through a fashion blogging series without her name popping up a few times. For good reason of course. Her first blog, The Fashion Notebook, was the premier dive into the world of Kenyan fashion...
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Fashion Bloggers: in the grand scheme of things
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It’s crazy to fathom how fashion enthusiasts, starting out with only their opinion and the know-how of digital avenues, turned into influential fashion bloggers. This new breed of entrepreneur has had an effect on the way brands reach the consumers....
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TDS meets: BAKE
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The Bloggers Association of Kenya, better known as BAKE, started in 2011 as a community organisation to empower the Kenyan narrative. With the introduction of the BAKE Kenyan Bloggers Awards in 2012, the association has gathered even more exposure and...
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Why They Keep Coming Back
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A blog is only as good as its most avid readers. Sure, you could amerce a following and pay a site to get you even more, but it’s the followers that keep coming back, reading, retweeting and commenting that make...
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Can Personal Fashion Blogs Impact Self-perception?
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Earlier this week I had the opportunity to join members of the media to attend a well-known beauty product launch at a rather swanky hotel. But that’s where the ritzy ended. For starters it was a Monday, it was raining...
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