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  • 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....


  • Fashion Revolution Day: You Hold the Power

    By Kate | Events

    On this day, in 2014, going to work to make clothes led to the death of 1,134 people and injuries to another 2,500 in what is considered the deadliest garment-factory accident in history. The Rana Plaza complex, in Dhaka, Bangladesh was an eight-st...


  • Spring Cleaning, Don't Forget Your Makeup

    By Staff | Beauty

    It's that time of year - spring cleaning. Whether you planning to 'kondo' your space or do some light seasonal preparation, don't forget your make-up. If you are like us, you have trend driven lipsticks or those rarely used products that you are loat...


  • 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...


  • Changemaker: SOKO Kenya

    By Staff | Changemaker

    Changemaker is our series that highlights amazing work that is fueled by a passion and desire to change the world through sustainable efforts.  Today we salute changemaker SOKO Kenya, a clothing manufacturing unit based in Rukinga Wildlife Sanctuary...


  • 7 Start-ups Shaking up the Fashion Industry

    By Staff | News

    Open any business magazine and it seems like the technology and health industries are moving at the speed of light.  In 2016, so is fashion. Between fabric recycling technologies, closed-loop strategies and new business models, fashion is at the for...