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The Buzzing Furniture at Wasp & Sprout
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Just imagine it. A common phrase you’ll hear at many a furniture or interior design store. Prompting you to visualize how that sofa or lamp stand would fit in your living room. But what if you could experience that piece...
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TDS Designer Focus: The Jazzy Leather Creations of WAZAWAZI  
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It’s always better to watch people in their natural habitat. Well, in this case, leather products. In a glass-like box, in-between a cosmetics store and a coffee shop lies the Wazawazi store at Valley Arcade. Having come in early, I...
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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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Editors’ Note – Designer Focus Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next month and a half, January and February, we have our eyes peeled on designers both in Kenya and Africa touching out hearts.  Happy Happy New Year to you all. 2017 it is then and we are...
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HELL BENT FOR LEATHER
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‘It is real leather, come and see!’ urges an Egyptian merchant, as he strikes a lighter and runs the flame over the black gladiator sandals I had glanced at just a few moments earlier.  He invites me to feel the...
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Recycled Polyester: Answer or Menace?
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“Wearing polyester feels about the same as going about your day in a plastic bag,” ~ Bridget Eastgaard, After Grad Life Blog That seems to be almost any fashionistas sentiment should you dare to offer them a 100% polyester piece...
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Let’s talk about Adidas and Eco-friendly shoes, shall we?
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If you’re looking for anything second hand but struck out in the likes of Toi market, you’re most likely going to end up in Gikomba market. And if you’re visiting it for the first time, no one can really prepare...
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Dye Off: Natural vs. Synthetic
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Can you imagine the fashion industry without colour? Having a wardrobe that looks like a stuffed skittle packet has become the norm for many a shopper. And yet, many fashionistas will still wait to see what hues will become the...
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M+K Nairobi Part II: Creating Apparel to Last Generations
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Your Prêt-a-Porter collection showcased quite a variety of looks K: There were roughly 25 pieces; 15 looks that we made for the collection. It was inspired by earth and sky. We started with colours, going from the atmospherics of the...
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Kiondoo Kulture: Here’s to new and colourful beginnings
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[Image: Courtesy of Kiondoo Kulture] Work. That’s what the kiondoo bag represents to any woman from the Kikuyu or Kamba communities. And with good reason. There was a time where sisal and a rough around the edges strap was all...
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Kipato Unbranded: Creating a Story of Beauty and Empowerment.
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Why they chose the name Kipato Unbranded: Kipato: Kiswahili word for income. This underscores the social justice core of the enterprise. We ensure that our artists are empowered by their work and receive fair wages for their creativity. From its...
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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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The Brand Formerly known as Zeebaan Designs: Honey from the Moon
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[Image: Courtesy of Honey from the Moon/Poppy Miyonga Photography] Last we left off you were talking about issues with the leather industry… how the supply demand was making the leather more expensive…. You were working with what you could find...
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No Limits: ZikoAfrika’s journey so far…
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We saw a great opportunity to express our passion for design by establishing a brand that offers a contemporary take on Africa’s rich culture of adornment while projecting a positive view of the continent to local and global consumers. Why...
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