Kenya

Kenyan Designers have so much to offer: Here are our favourite pieces [July’s Picks]
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We have featured some extraordinary designers so far and have spoken fervently about the importance of buying local and therefore supporting the local industry. Our Kenyan designers are creating incredible pieces that could easily fit in anyone’s wardrobe. Not only...
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The African luxury movement, meet Adèle Dejak
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Adele Dejak, Kenyan based fashion designer is a force to be reckoned with. From her Kuba cloth or Kitenge clutch bags, cow hide and leather bags with brass fittings to her bag charms and brass /cow horn jewelry, Adele Dejak...
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Clarity, Wearability and Versatility, the ethos of Cilvana Designs [India]
Clarity, Wearability and Versatility, the ethos of Cilvana Designs [India]
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Having seen the exhibition below, we needed to introduce this designer brand Cilvana Designs from India. Supriya Sirha, designer and founder of Cilvana Designs, has pioneered the term ‘fashion’ in the Indian context, and more importantly she has demonstrated that hand made...
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Fashion Kenya Support Local Industry Lessons Wanjiku N. M
What the Fashion and Tourism Industry is teaching us!
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Author: Wanjiku N. M | Editor and Founder of TDS | Twitter: @WanjikuNM ____________ Here is the bottom line. As Africans, we have failed  in so many ways made obvious by the continuous barrage of negative press but most importantly we have...
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AMADIVA| Kenya’s Salon Franchise that is changing the beauty industry
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We have all experienced the typical salon in Nairobi. Surrounded by an overcrowded blend of clients, hair stylists and nail artists in a small cramped space with the radio booming in the background in a setting that lacks aesthetic beauty...
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Moo Cow Fashion Label & Supporting Local Designers in Kenya
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Wambui Njogu is one of the founders and creative forces behind Kenyan fashion brand, Moo Cow. Her store not only carries her own line but other Kenyan based designers as well. She is providing a refreshing alternative to the imported...
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Luxury Leather Africa = Lulea | Fashion Enterprise for Social Impact
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Founded by award-winning, internationally acclaimed premium leather and accessories designer, Edmond Chesneau, Lulea is an enterprise for social impact which specializes in training Kenyans as master leather craftsmen, to create luxury leather goods of outstanding quality for the global market....
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From beautiful jewelry to employment security, Kazuri Beads fulfills their mission
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Kazuri Beads began in 1975 as a tiny workshop experimenting on making handmade beads. Driven by the desire to provide employment opportunities, Kazuri has grown and today has a large workforce skilled in the making of handmade jewelry. Each piece...
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High Fashion Model Speaking out Against Skin Bleaching | Inspired Citizen and Ajuma Nasenyana
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Ajuma Nasenyana is one of the world's top fashion models. Hailing from Northern Kenya, she began her career as a national champion in running before being discovered by a local modeling agent. She has been invited to walk the world's...
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ENZI Footwear- Changing the perception of Africa through well-designed footwear | Meeting with Sam Imende
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The ENZI Footwear is the creation of four friends brought together for the love of sneakers with a passion to change the perception of Africa. Azi Mengistu is the Operations Manager stationed in Addis Ababa, Christian Ward is the “globe...
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Introducing Enzi Footwear- A teaser on this luxury sneaker footwear brand
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The Enzi Footwear is the creation of four friends brought together for the love of sneakers with a passion to change the perception of Africa. Azi is the Operations Manager stationed in Addis Ababa, Christian is the “globe trotting salesman,...
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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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Adèle Dejak Unites Style and Substance
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The Adèle Dejak brand creates handmade fashion accessories for the "modern, sophisticated and multidimensional woman." Adèle Dejak is inspired by African shapes, textures and techniques to create the high fashion statement designs that are equally art pieces. "Work hard and...
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the danger of a single story
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Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or...
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