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AKWETE: Igbo Traditional Textile, Made In Nigeria 
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In August 2018, a rather spirited dancer - also known as British Prime Minister Theresa May - wore a custom-made Akwete jacket by Emmy Kasbit. The Akwete cloth is a hand-woven fabric from the Akwete area, near Aba in Abia...
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BARKCLOTH: A UNESCO World Heritage, Made In Uganda
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Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” We saw this with the Bògòlanfini (Mud Cloth) from Mali and it’s ubiquitous with the barkcloth of Uganda. Locally known as Olubugo, the ancient craft comes from the Baganda people of...
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BÒGÒLANFINI: Mali Mud Cloth
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You know it. Your pinterest décor board loves it. It’s the Mali mud cloth. Aka Bògòlanfini. Aka the only time your mother will ever permit the presence of mud on your clothing. [Image: Earth Africa Curio]   Made by the...
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Editor’s Note – The Textile Series #tdsvoices
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Ladies and Gentlemen – welcome to the end of the year. I can’t believe that we will be saying Merry Christmas and Happy New Year let alone getting used to writing 2019 very soon. Until then though, we have 2...
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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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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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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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BOUSWARI: Contemporary Handbags Made In Senegal.
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We said we never would. But the Nafa Belt Bag from Bouswari may have given us a change of heart. You see, there is a list of items that we promised ourselves we would never wear; even in the most...
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ABIOLA A. OLUSOLA: Effortless Contemporary Fashion Made In Nigeria
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Launched in 2017, Abiola A. Olusola is a contemporary womenswear brand made in Nigeria. Eponymously named after the owner and creative director, Abiola Adeniran-Olusola, the brand’s aesthetic philosophy is built on the belief that dressing should be effortless and chic....
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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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BRIAN BABU: Styling Escapades With The Stylist To the Stars
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Not all heroes wear capes. Some come dressed in fabulous kimonos and disarming, genuine smiles that put you at ease. And that’s just the first few minutes of meeting the talented freelance stylist, Brian Babu. If you’ve watched any Kenyan...
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Hail Kween Kwena: The Valiant & Anomalous Style of Kwena Baloyi
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The 'Style Therapist', also known as Kwena Baloyi, is one sought after freelance fashion stylist. Her eye for fashion and artiste capabilities has seen her work on everything from music videos and television shows to magazine covers and commercial campaigns....
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MUA Inspiration: The Stunning Body & Face Art of Moshoodat Sanni
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Give Moshoodat Sanni some vibrant body and face paint and you can be assured the result will be aesthetically gratifying with a profound inner connotation core. Based in New York City (NYC), this licensed Aesthetician, a Make-Up Artist (MUA) and...
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