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HELL BENT FOR LEATHER
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‘It is real leather, come and see!’ urges an Egyptian merchant, as he strikes a lighter and runs the flame over the black gladiator sandals I had glanced at just a few moments earlier.  He invites me to feel the...
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To Faux or Not to Faux Fur?
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Nancie Mwai in Faux Fur [Image: Paul Masamo / Nancie Mwai]   With just 18 days to the New Year, we begin to reflect on some of the biggest trends of 2016. In Nairobi, one that caught on in all...
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Speaking for Forests: you’ve got trees in your clothes.
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  https://youtu.be/-XX043BCx1E If you’re just finding out this news, you’re not alone. There are quite a few fashion designers, clothing brands and even apparel manufacturers that aren’t actually aware that stylish fabric can come from trees. Or that some of...
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Recycled Polyester: Answer or Menace?
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“Wearing polyester feels about the same as going about your day in a plastic bag,” ~ Bridget Eastgaard, After Grad Life Blog That seems to be almost any fashionistas sentiment should you dare to offer them a 100% polyester piece...
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Let’s talk about Adidas and Eco-friendly shoes, shall we?
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If you’re looking for anything second hand but struck out in the likes of Toi market, you’re most likely going to end up in Gikomba market. And if you’re visiting it for the first time, no one can really prepare...
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Lessons from the Detox Campaign
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“We need to be the responsible voice and agent for nature. Without beliefs and practices that align with conserving and improving our environment, our future will shut our planet down.”  Tom Chappell Sustainability Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Toms of Maine and Ramblers...
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Carbon Offsetting: Is a Carbon Fund The Answer?
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Around this time last year, French conglomerate LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) admitted that they and the fashion industry as a whole have contributed to the vast air pollution we’re witnessing today. But they went a step further and decided...
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No Limits: ZikoAfrika’s journey so far…
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We saw a great opportunity to express our passion for design by establishing a brand that offers a contemporary take on Africa’s rich culture of adornment while projecting a positive view of the continent to local and global consumers. Why...
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Eco Innovation: Tosheka Textiles Takes on Sustainable Supply & Production
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Tosheka. A Kiswahili word that simply means satisfaction, runs deep with meaning and promise for this social entrepreneurial enterprise. It’s a guarantee of fulfilling their partners and customers needs through quality, value, delivery and customer service. Started in 2011, Lucy...
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TDS meets: BAKE
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The Bloggers Association of Kenya, better known as BAKE, started in 2011 as a community organisation to empower the Kenyan narrative. With the introduction of the BAKE Kenyan Bloggers Awards in 2012, the association has gathered even more exposure and...
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Blogging to Success
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‘Do you have a blog’? That phrase has become one of the go-to questions at interviews, casual meetings and get-togethers. Most of the time they don’t even wait for you to answer, as they yank out their phones to prepare...
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The Ethics of Blogging
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With great power comes great responsibility. And as a fashion blogger, it spans further than just letting your readers know tights are not pants (they really aren’t). You are part of the fourth estate and thus are privy to the...
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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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There is more than meets the eye: Tina Masese tells us more about the Modeling world
There is more than meets the eye: Tina Masese tells us more about the Modeling world
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Modeling, like fashion design, is in fact a real job with its own challenges, time constraints and skill. Tina Masese is known more for being a model, however, she in fact studied fashion design and so is a master of...
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