Wednesday 12th of May 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

The Folklore website is elevating African fashion and helping designers get paid

The Folklore website is elevating African fashion and helping designers get paid

People pay luxury prices because they were told these brands are important. When we’re pricing our goods, it’s really because it costs a lot of money to ship these products from Africa to the U.S. The e-commerce infrastructure has been set up, whether consciously or not, to exclude people like us. If you’re truly committed to diversifying the designers that you work with and fighting for equity and inclusion, you have to make compromises that you ...

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Made in Kenya: Exclusive interview with Cynthia Kimathi Founder, Creative Director at The Seamstress and African le’kiondo

Made in Kenya: Exclusive interview with Cynthia Kimathi Founder, Creative Director at The Seamstress and African le’kiondo

Oscar Alochi

January 22, 2021

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If you were given the opportunity to work with a local or international fashion designer who will you love to work with? Locally, Neomi Nganga of Style By Neomi. She has revolutionized plus-size fashion, as I find her designs sexy and eye-catching. Internationally, Zuhair Murad. He is a genius, so daring with his technique. He always delivers utterly unique and dramatic masterpieces. The JW Runway Show is the most recent highlight since the launch. In addition, I have dressed beauty ...

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An Interview With Leah Wanjiru Co-founder and Creative Designer at Tai Designs Africa

An Interview With Leah Wanjiru Co-founder and Creative Designer at Tai Designs Africa

Oscar Alochi

January 14, 2021

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I have always been the girl in the office. At the time I decide to start Tai Designs Africa I was an assistant accountant in an audit firm. The interest to monetize my interest and curiosity developed while I was still working there, I realized I did appreciate as much doing the same thing month in month out. I wanted to be my own boss.

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Meet Dennis Osadebe The Man Disrupting The African Fashion Industry founder and C.E.O of D&D Clothing

Meet Dennis Osadebe The Man Disrupting The African Fashion Industry founder and C.E.O of D&D Clothing

Ann Mumbi

January 13, 2021

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D&D Clothing is an international fashion brand with an African soul. they don't just do fashion, they create an African Fashion Movement that will reach every home. D&D Clothing company has achieved big success because of the belief and hard work of our D&D family. they create 6 amazing collections per year for males and females and divide their products in 3 directions – business casual, Urbach chic, and glamour. D&D Clothing's main goal is to be represented in ...

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The Next Wave of African Designers Taking Their Place on the Global Stage

The Next Wave of African Designers Taking Their Place on the Global Stage

Recognizing the need for more structures in place to support emerging African fashion talent, the Ethical Fashion Initiative recently announced the launch of its first Accelerator Programme, which targets existing fashion brands producing in Africa who require additional support to accelerate their business in the global marketplace to become investment ready. The organization selected five designers to participate in the platform: REIGN, Margaux Wong, Lukhanyo Mdingi, WUMAN and Jiamini.

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