Women

  • haute baso: Celebrating the Heritage of Rwandan Artisanship

    By Staff | Women

    Fashion may not be the first thing people think about when they think of Rwanda, but the 'land of a thousand hills' is working to put its emerging fashion scene, complete with Kigali Fashion Week, on the map. Kigali-based fashion, accessory and inter...


  • Mikuti: Handmade in Kenya, Loved Around the World

    By Staff | Women

    Inspired by the stunning landscapes of the Swahili Coast and fueled by a desire to explore the world and the possibilities that lie within, Erika Freund spent four years traveling throughout Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda before launchi...


  • Mimi Plange: African Inspired and now African Made

    By Staff | Women

    New York-based designer Mimi Plange is a graduate of the San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and holds a degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. This combination is not surprising when looking at...


  • lemlem: Iconic Summer Style that Supports Artisan Craft + Maternal Care

    By Staff | Women

    There are always two distinct signs that summer is on its way; bare legs and a glimpse a someone breaking out their whimsical, gauzey pieces from lemlem. The colourful, handwoven pieces with their intricate embroidery make them immediately recognizab...


  • Studio One Eighty Nine: Fashion to Create Social Change

    By Amanda | Women

    Studio One Eighty Nine is the brainchild of marketing/communications whiz Abrima Erwiah and actress/activist Rosario Dawson to bridge their passion for social and economic development in support of One Billion Rising, the largest global call to act...


  • EDUN: Luxury Brand Once Again Calls Africa Home

    By Amanda | Women

    For their SS16 collection, sustainable luxury brand EDUN’s Creative Director Danielle Sherman proves she is staying ahead of the curve. With the brand since 2013,  Sherman is lauded by Vogue for turning African influence into high fashion pieces....


  • Fresh and Cool: CHiCHiA Collaborates with ASOS Africa For SS16

    By Staff | Women

    Get in the summer spirit with the new ASOS Africa x CHiCHiA collection. Created in 2010, the ASOS Africa collection is manufactured by SOKO Kenya (from yesterday's post) at their eco-factory in rural Kenya. SOKO’s goal has always been to prove th...


  • Handmade, ethical footwear from Peru by Fortress of Inca

    By Staff | Women

    After Evan Streusand graduated from college, he took a backpacking trip through South America and at the end of his trip bought a pair of boots from a small shop in Cusco, Peru. Once home in Austin, Texas, those boots, with their mix of leather and...