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INSPIRE: How Nature and Jewellery Design can come Together
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“Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process, heal our...
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GRANDT MASON: South Africa’s First Vegan-Footwear Brand
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Grandt Mason, a Cape Town based industrial designer, faced a predicament. Having embarked on a vegan lifestyle, he required to make some life changes, which included wearing leather-free footwear. Since he couldn’t find any pairs readily available in South Africa,...
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Inspired by Africa: TAWIA DESIGNS by Emmanuel Tawia
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It started with a compliment. While in college, founder - Emmanuel Tawia King -  would make shoes as a hobby. By simply wearing his designs, he’d receive compliments and inquiries on where they could purchase a pair as well. However,...
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The Woven Beauty of Nigerian Brand: ETHNIK by Tunde Owolabi
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Reinvent and sustain culture. It’s already a fact that Africa is a hub of prodigious design. Nevertheless, now more than ever, it needs to go a step further and preserve heritage; before the techniques and stories are disremembered. So what...
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SAWA Shoes: The ‘No Charity’ Footwear by Mehdi Slimani
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Founded in 2009, SAWA is a proudly ‘Made in Africa’ footwear brand based in Ethiopia. It’s also the first sneaker to be fully produced on the continent. TDS first highlighted this shoe brand by Algerian-born, France-based shoe designer, Mehdi Slimani,...
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EA Flavour: Here’s How Kenyan Designers Do Athleisure
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It’s no secret that Kenyans dominate in the world of Athletics. But just because you’re not smashing world records doesn’t mean you can’t get into the athleisure and own the trend. Or make your own designs for that matter. A...
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Eco-Athleisure: Brands On The Green Side Of The Athleisure Trend
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High performance. To some athleisure fans, fabric and design that makes and active life possible without compromising on comfort or aesthetics is good enough. However, with eco-consciousness growing globally, more customers are demanding greener, sustainable and non-toxic clothing. It was...
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Friday Films: How Well Do You Know This Design Must Have
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It’s unexplainable. That feeling you get when your fashion designing senses start tingling and an idea comes to your mind. But how do you bring that sketch into reality? Through the very cornerstone of fashion that is fabrics. The business...
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Gone Rural Swaziland Feel Good Décor
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‘Preserving the past, understanding the present and pioneering the future’. When Gone Rural (GR) was officially registered in 1992 by founder Jenny Thorne, this was its mission. To date, the brand offers home-based income to over 700 women in Swaziland;...
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TDS Designer Focus: Discovering Deepa Dosaja’s Flower Power
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    Silk, bright colours, flowers and butterflies. These are just some of the elements Deepa Dosaja used to create her ‘My Flowers’ couture collection for New York Fashion Week (NYFW). On 11th February 2017 at Studio 450, New York,...
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TDS DESIGNER FOCUS: URBAN ARTEFACTS
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Nicola Hankey-Onyango had life’s magical trifecta in the bag: success, happiness and a fabulous lifestyle.  But she wasn’t done blazing trails. After 15 years in marketing, she switched over into a career in fashion and launched her jewellery brand Urban...
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TDS Designer Focus: Le Collane Di Betta
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Someone once said that jewellery, like biographies, is a story that tells the many chapters of our lives. What better way to punctuate that than with statement pieces that border on art? Elisabetta Capolino, with her rich Italian design background...
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TDS CREATIVES: Ashley Heather’s Conscience Charms
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[Image: Courtesy of Ashley Heather]   What do you get when you mix precious metals with circuit boards? The artisanal jewellery by designer Ashley Heather. In her small studio based in South Africa, she has combined the unique, techie element...
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TDS Creative: Patrick Mavros
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Stationed in the Village Market Mall, shop No. 284, is a minimalistic-chic store, with tastefully positioned silver jewellery and accessories. Looking through its glass windows, you can easily spot animal-inspired pieces that have a high street feel; that you almost...
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