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INSPIRE: Tech & Innovation Concepts in Jewellery You Need to See
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What is your X Factor? That USP that makes a customer or competitor stop in their tracks and give your product their undivided attention. Jewellery, like any other business, is a competitive landscape that battles for customer loyalty. While the...
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SOLE SERIES RECAP - The Designers Studio TDS Voices - online fashion magazine connecting you to the world of fashion and design in Kenya and Africa
HOW DID IT GO? THE SOLE SERIES RECAP
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How can one truly start to recap three months of the most amazing shoe designers and footwear innovations? Not sure, but we will give it a shot. When we started this series, we decided to do 3 months because we...
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INNOVATION FRIDAYS: ASICS Microwave Soles in Seconds
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What if you could cook up your shoes in a matter of seconds? Fifteen to be exact? Sport performance brand, ASICS, has co-developed a new technique that’s turning footwear production notions on its head. Instead of waiting weeks, if not months,...
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Get Inked: Durban-based LACED Customizes Tattoos for Shoes
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South American totem poles [Image: Courtesy of LACED]   In a world of over seven billion people, who wouldn’t want to carve out a little nook of unique existence. With a global market that is increasingly favouring the generic, it...
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SSEKO DESIGNS: The Made in Uganda Sandals Giving Girls Options
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We’re all familiar with the Bette Midler quote, which goes, "Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world."  It’s a phrase that Ugandan-based fashion brand, Sseko Designs, remarkably seems to embody.  In addition to the handbags...
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Nio Far by Milcos: Giving Shoes The Bògòlan Treatment
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Senegalese footwear brand, Nio Far, wants to get mud all over your shoes. Mud cloth, that is. From afar it would appear that founder and designer, El Hadji Malick Badji – alias Milcos Badji – has simply created a footwear...
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Eco-Athleisure: Brands On The Green Side Of The Athleisure Trend
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High performance. To some athleisure fans, fabric and design that makes and active life possible without compromising on comfort or aesthetics is good enough. However, with eco-consciousness growing globally, more customers are demanding greener, sustainable and non-toxic clothing. It was...
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South African Athleisure Brands You Need To Know
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Athleisure is literally everywhere. You didn’t think the African continent would be left behind on this trend, did you? It’s not often that fashion throws out the ‘beauty is pain’ slogan and makes comfort trendy. Looking and feeling good is...
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Why Athleisure? July Series
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Editor's Note So what's the store with athleisure anyway? Why athleisure? No one can deny that we are in an age of activity. From Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! initiative, to the Back to Nature movement in Kenya moving you to juice yourself...
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TDS Creatives: Behind The Beautiful Work of Mario Epanya
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Glamazonia. The Vogue Africa Campaign. BEAUTIFUL. These are just some of the outstanding projects by Paris-based commercial beauty and fashion photographer Mario Epanya. Throughout his career, he’s been working to promote "diversity in fashion and portraiture through a visual story...
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TDS Creatives: Honey Ogundeyi & The Fashpa
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[Image: Ademola Odunsami]   We’re going to let you in on a well-known secret. There’s more than enough fashion-industry pie to go around. With The African Fashion Industry said be worth over $50bn, and how on-trend African youths are considered...
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The Press Prescription: Getting Media Coverage For Your Brand
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"There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about." - Oscar Wilde It’s been thousands of dedicated hours getting your latest collection ready and now you’re faced with the conundrum of...
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Hug The Haters: The Case For the Complaining Customer
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In business, complaining customers are just as assured as death and taxes. We’ve all BEEN that customer yelling about issues such as poor customer service, incorrect orders or hidden costs or information at one point in time. When the shoe is...
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Elevate your Tableware Game with Diana Carmichael
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When did our home dining experience become that white-ended cutlery pack? You know the very ones. Almost every house you went to growing up had that cutlery; some more weathered and fire scathed than others. And for some peculiar reason...
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