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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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POQUA POQU is a Ghanaian based affordable luxury women’s fashion brand. Here is what we find so charming about this brand; the simplicity in the designs celebrating women.
POQUA POQU bringing edge and simplicity [Africa Feature: Ghana]
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POQUA POQU is a Ghanaian based affordable luxury women’s fashion brand. Here is what we find so charming about this brand; the simplicity in the designs celebrating women. Perusing through her collections, one can see that this designer truly provides...
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Magic Lens Kenya: Beyond the Studio #tdsphotoseries
Magiq Lens Kenya: Beyond the Studio
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Magiq Lens Kenya, just like their name implies, is all about creating magic through photography. Migwa Nthigah and Dean Okonji sat down and conceptualized Magiq Lens in 2010 to become a design photography agency. Migwa told us that they were...
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The Next Black Documentary - Future of Fashion
The Next Black Documentary – Future of Fashion
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'The Next Black' is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability,...
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Manciny Migwi and Her Take on Men's Wear Fashion in Kenya
Manciny Migwi and Her Take on Men’s Wear Fashion in Kenya
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As we wondered ourselves, Manciny is not a common name but there is a reason this lovely lady has adopted that name. Her real name is Faith Wairimu Migwi, as she jokingly stated her “Kenya government names, her MPESA names.”...
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The Muna Yemane Brand – All about sophistication
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Having appeared in the Festival for Fashion and Arts (FAFA) after only 5 months of officially launching her brand, Muna Yemane designs for both men and women. Muna Yemane participated in this years FAFA event that took place on 31...
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They are not just a band, they are as close as brothers, they understand each other and support each other, in and out of the limelight. We got to sit down with them and discuss not just their music but particularly their views on the Kenyan fashion industry.
Musically adept and fashionably conscious: Meet Sauti Sol
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Sauti Sol, formed in 2005, are as entertaining, humorous, energetic and free spirited in person as they are in their music. Sauti Sol is a four man group comprising of Willis Austin Chimano, Delvin Mudigi Savara, Bien-Aime Baraza and Polycarp...
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John Kaveke speaks truthfully about his sabbatical, the fashion industry and what needs to change in Kenya- Part I
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John Kaveke has been in the fashion industry for 12 years. With an early interest in art, he used to draw never thinking of it as a business. Thereafter, he began to delve into the fashion industry.  An incident in...
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“Growing” your own fabric is possible- Suzanne Lee shares her experiments in this TED talk
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Fashion Designer Suzanne Lee directs the BioCouture research project, which sprang from an idea in her book Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe, a seminal text on fashion and future technologies. Her research harnesses nature to propose a radical future fashion vision: Can we...
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An inside look into the Kooroo fashion brand “Be proud of your heritage and of who you are”
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Entering the Kooroo shop/workshop is a blend of seeing the designers working, interacting with the tailors and seeing the final product on the shelves. Clients are able to really see the process behind the garment adding value to their shopping...
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Africa Feature: Ugandan Designer Sylvia Owori
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We occasionally stumble upon some noted African designers such as this one where we cannot pass the chance to share. Sylvia Owori, Ugandan designer, describes her designs as  a balanced mix between smart and elegant outfits for work and trendy casual...
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Swahili Fashion Week 2013 [Dar es Salaam, Tanzania]
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“Created as a platform for designers from Swahili speaking countries, to date, we have created an industry which does not only spur the growth of the textile, culture and fashion industry, but also that of the tourism industry. Hosting this...
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Ebony by Rinda: Pan Africanism through Fashion
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EBONY BY RINDA RIN (Rina) DA (Dayan) = RINDA Dayan Masinde (pictured above right), the Creative Director of Ebony by Rinda is an all round artist: fashion designer, poet, painter, sketch artist, media enthusiast and innovator. Any creative venture, you...
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Betty Vanetti: Motivated for Change
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BV- “I have been a designer since I was born, I think I designed before I could talk. All my life it was about fashion.” BV has been in the fashion business for ten years on and off. BV worked...
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