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Friday 22nd of October 2021

Nairobi, Kenya

Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2022, Aajiya Designer Maimuna Cole Is Dreaming Big

Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2022, Aajiya Designer Maimuna Cole Is Dreaming Big

I’m starting to see that Africans are being more accepted in the fashion industry, like Kenneth Ize. He’s someone who is very inspiring, because he came and had his show in Paris, which was amazing, with fabrics that were made in Africa. That’s what I want to be. I just want people to accept what I’m making, and in the near future, I’m going to introduce other fabrics, like batik that is handmade. There’s ...

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Whole: A Fun, Fresh Plus-size Kenyan Fashion Label Founded By Getrude Njeri

Whole: A Fun, Fresh Plus-size Kenyan Fashion Label Founded By Getrude Njeri

Whole is a fun, fresh plus-size Kenyan Fashion Label that will soon be the go-to destination for plus size women and plus size men in Kenya looking for beautiful fashion pieces. NFH Contributing Writer Linda Wairegi sat down with the founder Getrude Njeri, to learn more about Whole clothing brand and her journey as a […]

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Women-led Kenyan Design House Pine Kazi wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable Design Competition for turning Fruit Waste into Eco-friendly Footwear

Women-led Kenyan Design House Pine Kazi wins Fashionomics Africa sustainable Design Competition for turning Fruit Waste into Eco-friendly Footwear

The Fashionomics Africa contest honours African fashion brands working to change how fashion is produced, bought, used and recycled, to encourage more sustainable consumer behavior. A panel of four judges representing the Bank and competition collaborators – the United Nations Environment Program, the Parsons School of Design, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation – reviewed 110 entries from 24 African countries and selected three finalists.

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Hamaji Studio

Hamaji Studio

HAMAJI, is an ethical bohemian designer label created around preserving ancient textile traditions and Nomadic craftsmanship while empowering and supporting local small scale artisans in Africa. Each piece is crafted with care in a workshop situated on the foothills of Mount Kenya. Hamaji also takes pride in the materials that they source: upcycled vintage materials, sustainably sourced natural fibers, and textiles coming from spice markets and desert festivals in North Africa.

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Suave Kenya

Suave Kenya

Mohamed Awale makes backpacks, bags and accessories from up-cycled materials and locally sourced African fabrics. Their source and inspiration: Gikomba, the largest open air flea market in East Africa. Where clothes are brought to seek new life, or end up in a landfill. They don’t like landfills. Sorting Process. What goes where? Denim is always their first choice but they are constantly experimenting with an array of fabrics. From silk shirts to leather jackets, if it’s interesting enough, ...

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