Lalesso

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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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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Fashion Week: More than a Pretty Face
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With each Fashion Week, there are always nay-sayers that don’t see the need for all the hullabaloo. It’s just for the fashion-oriented, enthusiasts and hopefuls who are engulfed in the world of fashion, isn’t it? Despite the fixation on beauty...
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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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Stylistic identity #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Stylistic identity
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Stylistic identity, like branding, is a powerful tool that is vital for differentiation and for preventing imitation from other competitors. Branding encompasses stylistic identity, which includes stylistic and aesthetic codes of a brand, ranging from colors, products and apparel. Even...
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Fashion is a business; think like an entrepreneur #Business Talk #TDSvoices
Fashion is a business; think like an entrepreneur
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There seems to be a misconception about fashion. Fashion is more than just glamour, glitz and who wore it best on the red carpet. Fashion is a multibillion-dollar industry that has significant influence on the economical and societal aspect of...
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Lalesso; one of the world's only zero-carbon fashion brands #AfricaSpeaks #TDSvoices
Lalesso; one of the world’s only zero-carbon fashion brands
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Originally named "La Kanga," Lalesso is an African fashion and lifestyle brand that was founded in Kenya in 2005 by designers Alice Heusser and Olivia Kennaway. Since 2005, the brand has had many successes, including featuring in well-known magazines such...
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One of kind bags made with love and carrying the essence of the Kenyan Coast, Canvas and Kangas - Part II
One of kind bags made with love and carrying the essence of the Kenyan Coast, Canvas and Kangas – Part II
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“The positive vibes the fashion industries in Africa send out in the world is showing Africa, as a continent, in a different light,” remarks Denise. With the reception and growth of the Kenyan fashion brands and Africa in general, Africa...
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