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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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Editors’ Note – Designer Focus Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next month and a half, January and February, we have our eyes peeled on designers both in Kenya and Africa touching out hearts.  Happy Happy New Year to you all. 2017 it is then and we are...
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So This Kind of Fashion Week Exists…
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHm4DWq3T24 It’s ‘Green’, full of challenges and can pull glam on a shoestring budget. Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has been running for 11 years now, with the latest edition having taken place November 1st – 4th 2016, predominantly happens...
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Iko Eco Fashion Kenya
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Style and sustainability. If we’ve learned anything during this series is that the two can co-exist. In Kenya, we’ve seen a strong emphasis on ethical systems and standards to improve the livelihood of workers and artisans in the industry. This...
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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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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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Yellow, Fringes, Puff Sleeves and Pleated Skirts – our trend review and coverage of Tribal Chic 2016
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We understand that Fashion Weeks and other fashion events tend to lose the greater community coming across as too opulent or exclusive. We however like to bring the exclusive to the fore because lets face it; we are all the...
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Circular Fashion: Is It Time for Closed-Loop State of Mind?
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Planet Earth and Fashion aren’t that different. For one, they have both vehemently been believed to be strictly linear structures. While fashion never led anyone to believe that falling off the edge of the world was possible, it did limit...
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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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Get Earthy: What’s Fashion’s Ecological Damage?
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“I have nothing to wear!” Raise your hands if you’re guilty of uttering these words standing in-front of a jam-packed wardrobe. With the holiday season fresh on the horizon, and Black Friday tempting us with all its bargains, it’s tempting...
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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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Smog Couture
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Let’s take you back to 2014, Beijing. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was happening as usual but with a twist. The models adorned face masks and designer Yin Peng went a step further and coordinated their face masks with his sportswear...
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So this Thing Called Carbon Footprint…
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If you type in ‘Carbon Free African Designers’ Lalesso will immediately jump out at you. In an earlier interview, TDS was able to highlight how this fashion brand was able to create runway worthy clothes but still be kind to...
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