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EDITOR’S NOTE – THE AGE OF CONSERVATION Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next two months, November to December, we take a look at the age of conservation and the role of the fashion industry globally and in Kenya. On October 21st 2016, National Geographic released a documentary on climate...
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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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LULEA: Luxury with a Purpose
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Luxury is often associated with exclusion. However award-winning, internationally acclaimed premium leather and accessories designer, Edmond Chesneau, has had a different approach to the craft. The master craftsman was inspired to start Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA) and the ‘Centre of...
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Era of Appropriation
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Design Deja Vu I’ve seen this before. This is not a feeling anyone should have watching Fashion Week; especially since these collections are supposed to be new, innovative, and thought provoking. They’ve got people talking, alright, but not in the...
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Bush Princess: a fusion of elegance and culture #HolidayFashion #TDSvoices
Bush Princess: a fusion of elegance and culture
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Bush Princess is an ethical fashion brand that specializes in chic handbags. The designer and founder is Charlotte Lefbvre, who moved to Kenya in 2008 with her family after falling in love with Kenya. Bush Princess’s handbags are a creative...
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Value Chain: Design and Development #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Value Chain: Design and Development
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As a way of analyzing your fashion business's capability of being efficient and sustainable as well as competitive, you must look at your business value chain. A value chain is the full range of activities like design, production, marketing and...
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odAOMO
odAOMO: On Statement Pieces, Sustainability, and Giving Back
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odAOMO, which is ‘The House of Aomo’ in the Luo language, is an eco-friendly and ethically handcrafted brand made in Kenya. Founded by Dr. Sophia Aomo Omoro, the brand was officially launched in the USA in August 2014 and most...
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Lilabare
LILABARE: Redefining The ‘Dream Wardrobe’ Concept
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Lilabare (laila-bare) is a Made in Kenya fashion brand that wants you to rethink your wardrobe goals. Founded by Ria Ana Sejpal in 2017, the brand produces clothing and jewellery with sustainability at the heart of their modus operandi. ‘Whether...
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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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LEANDI MULDER DESIGNS: The Art Of Kintsugi Meets Made In South Africa
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Fashion can be a dark industry, riddled with sustainability and ethical issues. A fact that South African fashion designer - Leandi Mulder - became increasingly aware of as a fashion student. It became apparent that the fast fashion model was...
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The Future Of Beauty: Moves MUAs & Hair Stylists Can Expect
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They say that a worker is only as good as their tools. With the beauty and cosmetics market projected to hit $675 billion by 2020, you could argue that MUAs and Hair Stylists have some of the best gear to...
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THE LUXURY NETWORK KENYA: CEO, Michael Mwai, on Luxury in Kenya
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Described as “The next generation of marketing for luxury brands” by the British media, The Luxury Network is the world’s leading luxury affinity marketing group. It was founded in 2007 by Kevin Rose, a luxury books publisher, when he realised...
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OKAPI: The African Unicorn with a Knack for Positive Luxury
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The Okapi, also known as the forest giraffe or zebra giraffe, has always inspired intrigue and curiosity. This antelope’s elusive nature earned it the nickname ‘African Unicorn’ when it was discovered at the turn of the century in the anthropological...
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Why You ‘Wood’ Want Statement Structural Jewellery By Nyumbani Design
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*It’s the weekend … we stand by the punny* In a sea of brass designs, you can’t miss the handmade creations from Nyumbani design. The Tanzanian-based jewellery brand not only makes a statement with its distinct paradigm, but also the...
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