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Sunday 22nd of May 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Nisha Kanabar, A Tanzanian Storyteller Entrepreneur, And A Fashion Designer.

Nisha Kanabar, A Tanzanian Storyteller Entrepreneur, And A Fashion Designer.

There are few content platforms and knowledge-sharing opportunities in Africa's high-end fashion industry. Kanabar believes that you can't push retail without telling a story, and you can't cultivate engagement without it. "Industrie Africa is uniquely tailored to the ecosystem to which we belong, so it's not a copy-paste model by any means, it's very much integrated like a puzzle piece within our environment... What we do is contextualize the African fashion experience in a very authentic way that hasn't been ...

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Common Threads Contemporary African Fashion

Common Threads Contemporary African Fashion

wax print fabrics from Europe. While infrastructure is surely improving today, there is still far to go. This is an area Kenyan fashion curator Sunny Dolat is addressing. “As Africans, we have been lucky to be born into a wealth of textile culture. I believe we have a duty to grow and add to this heritage,” says Dolat, who is co-founder of The Nest Collective and creative business incubator, the HEVA Fund. “Many parts of Africa still have communities, albeit ...

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Who is Mungai Eve

Who is Mungai Eve

Oscar Alochi

November 25, 2021

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She was born Evelyn Wanjiku Mungai in Gachiku village, Murang’a county on 6th April 2000. Her life growing up was pretty much smooth until she was in Grade five when her mother suddenly became very sick. She required two surgeries and a lot of money went into paying the hospital bills. Today, she is doing well and she says both her parents are very supportive.

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Buki Ade is a Nigerian American fashion designer , CEO and Founder of BFyne

Buki Ade is a Nigerian American fashion designer , CEO and Founder of BFyne

Oscar Alochi

November 24, 2020

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“It’s like…you walk in your kitchen and see a pineapple...and a lemon. You think, ‘What if I used the pineapple leaves as a design…what if I make them yellow, then invert them, then mirror that image?’ You leave it and come back to it a million times. You wipe it all out and start over. That’s just one step in the design process.  I don’t think people really understand how much goes into it. ...

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Archel Bernard Making Bold Moves in Africa Fashion Industry 

Archel Bernard Making Bold Moves in Africa Fashion Industry 

“We are making tangible change in the lives of women who work for us.“ It’s change inspired by Bernard’s journey and all the people who have been part of it. Her grandmother, after fleeing Liberia, worked long hours in retail at a J.C. Penney until she couldn’t work anymore. She was at the grand opening of Bombchel.

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