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Estonian Centre for International Development (ESTDEV) and European Union Regional Fund Present: The Completely Out of Fashion Show, Nairobi

Posted On : March 29, 2022

Oscar Alochi


The Completely Out of Fashion Show takes place on April 3rd, 2022, and features 15 designers from Kenya and Estonia, all of whom are working to reduce textile waste imported into Kenya by upcycling it into new, beautiful, and colorful clothes. The showcase will be held at The Alchemist in Nairobi, Kenya!

Reet Aus, an Estonian fashion designer, directs the Completely Out of Fashion upcycling fashion design incubator program.

The main goal of the project was to creatively inspire local Kenyan designers and direct them toward an ambitious adventure in transforming textile waste into sustainable fashion. As a result, a large number of used clothes from Gikomba’s market found their way into a more meaningful fashion, making their own statement.

Twelve Kenyan designers who completed the 6-month upcycling incubator will present their upcycled collections made entirely from post-consumer textile waste. They are accompanied by three fashion design students from the Estonian Academy of Arts, who are showcasing their upcycled collections created as part of an exchange program at Moi University in Kenya.

Furthermore, from March 31st to April 2nd, we will be showcasing an exclusive preview of 11 designers’ diverse collections in collaboration with the Made in Kenya shop. The event is free of charge.

The event is sponsored by the Estonian Centre for International Development (ESTDEV) and co-sponsored by the European Union Regional Fund.

Sustainable Design and Material Lab EKA
Customer XP Africa
African Collect Textiles
Moi University
Made in Kenya store
The Alchemist

Photos by: Sandra Luks

Content courtesy Estonian Centre for International Development (ESTDEV), European Union Regional Fund & NFH

Oscar Alochi


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