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BASOTHO BLANKETS: The Lesotho Fabric Making ‘Burritoing’ À La Mode
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The finest comfort of any cold season or place is the warm snugness of a blanket. How cruel then that we’re forced to leave it in the sanctuary of our bedrooms to brave the low temperatures. Because, wouldn’t it raise...
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Hairspiration: The Salooni Project On Hair Perception And Acceptance
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Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked into a market place and a salon attendant has proclaimed that they can fix your hair. That there truly must be something wrong with your tresses and they are the ones to whip...
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J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE: Keeping Stories Alive Through Photography
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“I want more conscious photographers who are very aware of what they’re shooting and what they’re trying to say with their work. That way, they’ll make meaningful work that will outlive them,” Mutua Matheka mentioned this quote during his interview...
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DEAR RAE: The Sophisticated Jewellery & Journey of Karin Rae Matthee
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What were you doing when you were 10 years old? Many little girls may have been playing with dolls or riding bikes. Karin Rae Matthee, who was born and brought up in Cape Town, was learning how to work with...
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GALAGO SHOES: Endless Sandal Options Made in South Africa
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Your everyday wardrobe could be a source of inspiration. For a perfect example, you need not look further than key examples such as the kanga, kikoy or kiondo basket. For the longest time, many of us in the East African...
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COAST AND KOI: Statement Shoes Made in South Africa
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Loud, audacious and proudly unapologetic about their personality. They say you can tell a lot about someone from their shoes, and the eye-catching Coast and Koi speaks volumes. Designer Caryn Wilensky founded the luxurious South African brand in 2005 after...
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YaCHAIKA: Yasuyuki Yamada Literally Putting The Spring Into Your Step
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We all known the saying, “keep your heels, head and standards high”. Their perennial appeal is aptly captured by Christian Louboutin, “they transform your body language and attitude. They lift you up physically and emotionally.” It doesn’t hurt that it...
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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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soleRebels: Lessons From Ethiopia’s Fastest Growing Shoe Brand
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Roots. Culture. Tyres. A simple summary of what has become an internationally recognised shoe brand. Founded by Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, operations began in 2005 in Zenabwork on the outskirts of Addis Ababa; where soleRebels continues to design and produce today....
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Fatyly: Contemporary Ceramic Products from Senegal
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[Image: Courtesy of Fatyly]   When it’s meant to be, the universe has a funny way of conspiring to make it happen. We’ve all been known to choose stability, the societal pressures of a juicy paycheque over our purpose. Only...
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TDS CREATIVES: Cheick Diallo Turning Furniture into Inimitable Art Expression  
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  [Image: Design Newtwork Africa / Cheick Diallo]   “I don’t have an interest in design if it is only to remake that which already exists.” The powerful quote by Malian designer, Cheick Diallo, best describes the impeccable furniture and objects...
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Get Eco-friendly with it! These African Fashion Brands are…
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For the past month and a half we’ve looked at the good, the bad and the downright ugly when it comes to fashion and its environmental impact. I know, how something can be so pretty and so downright hideous underneath...
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Storytelling through weaving and color AAKS Akosua Afriyie-Kumi Africa Feature Ghana - The Designers Studio
Storytelling through color and weaving with A A K S
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When you think of A A K S, you think weaving, comfort and bright colors. Here is a ‘weaved bag’ that takes these traditional cultural bags to a higher luxurious level. Making Africa and representing, in a beautiful manner, what this...
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