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Chilli Mango: Changing the Stereotype on Kenyan Made Goods
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Njeri Gikera, founder and Designer of Chilli Mango launched the brand to do things differently with regard to fashion products in Kenya – seeking more authentic and relatable. “I opted for something that I would wear.” Starting in 2009, she...
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Sara Karay- Earth, Wind, Fire and Water: Inspired by the natural elements
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Sarakaray is a Kenyan based luxury clothing/fashion brand that is bold, exquisite, out of the box and high end. Launched in 2012, she set out to revolutionize the Kenyan fashion industry. Sarakaray blends bold, extravagant prints with subtle hues; and...
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Is Kenya ready for the exclusive world of luxury?
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In case you had missed this article posted in the Business Daily on 24 February 2014, we received consent from the author, Maryanne Njeri Maina to post her article here. She touches on issues of luxury, haute couture and what that...
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Thandiwe Muriu – “I want to be Kenyan based photographer serving Africa.”
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“I picked up my first camera when I was 14 years old but my business is two years old.” Before delving into the industry, she begins with her story. Her first contact with cameras was due to her father who...
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Rift Valley Leather “changing societal expectation of leather products in Kenya, one bag a time”
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Rift Valley Leather was started by Robert Topping as designer and Roly Adlam as Director. Robert Topping, whom we met, together with Zadock Langat, the Marketing Director explained his entry into this company when he first visited Kenya in 1998...
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Zanji Art with Njee Muturi – Wearable art pieces from forks and knives?
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Njee Muturi is no ordinary Kenyan jewelry designer. He takes his designs and transforms each piece of jewelry into wearable art that is evidently well thought out and aesthetically beautiful. Each piece is unique, masterfully crafted and personally signed by...
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Njee Muturi twists the knife … and fork and spoon…Meet the man behind Zanji Art
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Njee Muturi is no ordinary jewelry designer. He takes his designs and transforms each piece of jewelry into wearable art that is evidently well crafted, well thought out and aesthetically beautiful. Each piece is unique, masterfully crafted and personally signed...
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An inside look into the Kooroo fashion brand “Be proud of your heritage and of who you are”
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Entering the Kooroo shop/workshop is a blend of seeing the designers working, interacting with the tailors and seeing the final product on the shelves. Clients are able to really see the process behind the garment adding value to their shopping...
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Our Favourite Fashion Documentaries!
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We decided to pull some of our favourite fashion documentaries that have not only been inspirational, educational but also entertaining. From the hallways and early beginnings of Vogue Magazine, to the shots taken by Bill Cunningham, the splendor and history...
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Vera Wang – Figure Skater To Fashion Icon | Behind The Label |
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Vera Wang describes what she does as being half technician and half therapist. Vera Wang, a designer whose name is synonymous with the bridal business, initially began her career as a figure skater turned senior fashion editor for Vogue joining...
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Kenya at 50 “Let us stand firm to defend our heritage and splendor”
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As we celebrate 50 years of independence in Kenya, here the speech from President Uhuru Kenyatta made on Mashujaa Day, 20th October 2013. "This year, we mark the Golden Jubilee of our Republic. We intend to commemorate 50 years of...
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Katungulu Mwendwa “Telling a story through fashion”
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Upon finishing high school, she was not exactly sure what she wanted to do in her career however she had always been designing clothes and experimenting. Her confidence booster came from winning the 2007 Catwalk Kenya competition where she realized...
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What to Expect! Swahili Fashion Week 2013- The biggest fashion annual event in East and Central Africa
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Swahili Fashion Week is upon us once again for its 6th event taking place from the 5th to the 8th of December 2013 in Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Swahili Fashion Week is a platform founded and created...
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IQUIRA- Wangari Kariuki- Environmental Health Officer on a fashion journey
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Wangari Kariuki, the Designer behind the brand Iquira, began her designing journey with one client; herself. Dissatisfied with what she saw in the market, she decided to make earrings for herself, bought the necessary supplies and began designing. After a...
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