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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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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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NEW TO TDS: The Signature Collection from AIRI KENYA
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Change is the only constant. While we all commence with a set vision and narrative, those too become subject to this truth. Airi Kenya may have launched its first collection in October 2015 as a commercial fashion brand, but the...
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Kahaari
KAHAARI: Extending African Print To The Boardroom & Beyond
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Who says African print should be confined to special occasions? Certainly not Kahaari (ka-haa-ri). Originating from the Swahili word “Kifahari”, which means elegant, this Made in Kenya brand wants to make African prints and designs a staple in the casual...
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ELIA
ELIA: Egyptian Footwear Brand That Started With A Shoe Obsession
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Women love shoes. In 2017 sneaker sales rose by 37 percent while inventory of high heels rose by 28 percent in the US alone. The average woman will own at least 20 pairs of shoes at any given time. Dr....
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RUFF TUNG: Serving Curves & Inclusivity, From Runway To Retail
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You may be wondering why Ruff Tung is making an appearance in our ‘Newcomers Series’. Didn’t the founder, the late Paul Botha, officially launch it in 1999? That, he did. Since 2013, Bridget Pickering and Ludwig Bausch have carried on...
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Esmerize: A Love Of Jewellery In Pursuit Of  Self-Expression
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It’s never too early to develop your personal sense of style. While we exist in an era that offers more variety and options than before, it’s also a time defined by mass production. Raise our hand if you’ve ever bought...
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EKTA: Vivid & Playful & Bold, Oh My! Made In South Africa
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Welcome to EKTA. A South African clothing line that celebrates life, playfulness and sophistication through design. After three years of running her fashion business part time, as she honed her design skills, she finally went all in with EKTA, launching...
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Home creative agency
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We can help you find the precise message to clearly speak to who you are as a company. Our websites look great, but each page has a clearly defined conversion goal. We interlace our creative with solid marketing and branding...
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Newcomers Series – New kids on the block – Editor’s Note
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Is this really Kenyan? One of the many frequent questions we get in the store that we are most proud of. Why? Because we get to change the perception of what a Kenyan designer is and when we keep uncovering...
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The Divergent Idiosyncratic Work Of Makeup & Body Artist, SINITTA AKELLO
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Sinitta Akello Owor. You may know her better as simply Sinitta Akello. Or perhaps Cultured Ego. The Ugandan-born makeup and body artist is one of Kenya’s most sought-after creatives. And rightly so. Her distinctive approach to beauty allows her to...
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NALLAH B. SANGARÉ: The Multidimensional MUA Who Does It All
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Nallah B. Sangaré is like a book. One with an intriguing title engraved on an equally enchanting cover that somehow gives nothing away. Born in France to an Ivorian father and a Malian Mother, this Nairobi-based Makeup Artist (MUA) has...
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