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Kitenge: Handmade in Tanzania
2 weeks ago

Kitenge: Handmade in Tanzania

Sian Wells is the founder of Kitenge, an ethical clothing brand which empowers tailors and improves their livelihoods in Tanzania. Sian recently shared the story behind Kitenge with Ayiba.

What’s …
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This Fashion Fiend: Bobo Matjila on building her brand
2 weeks ago

This Fashion Fiend: Bobo Matjila on building her brand

Bobo Matjila, known on Instagram as @thisFashionFiend, is a true renaissance woman whose titles include social media influencer, photographer, model, consultant, and podcast host. She uses brands, ideas, and products to …
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The new KAYA collection by Prelim
4 weeks ago

The new KAYA collection by Prelim

KAYA, meaning ‘home’ in Ndebele, is the Spring/Summer 2018 collection by London label Prelim.

Featuring a 17-piece assortment of high energy ready to wear looks from …
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BlackHats Paris: Qui est sous le chapeau noir?
2 months ago

BlackHats Paris: Qui est sous le chapeau noir?

Après avoir passé deux années dans l’incapacité de marcher, Steves Hounkponou, inspiré par les défilés de mode met dans un coin de sa tête qu’il lancera plus tard sa marque. Un …
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African Fashion Week Toronto 2017 @ The Royal Ontario Museum
2 months ago

African Fashion Week Toronto 2017 @ The Royal Ontario Museum

African Fashion Week Toronto is one of the most recognized Fashion Weeks in Canada. The program was established by the Fashion Ready Foundation in 2012 and has developed into an …
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Ancient Long Hair Beauty Secret from Chad, Africa
3 months ago

Ancient Long Hair Beauty Secret from Chad, Africa

If there’s been a natural hair movement revival since the times of Black Panther Angela Davis it’s in no doubt the one of here and now. Despite the long and …
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West Africa’s #1 Fashion Retailer, Polo Avenue unveils the Part 2 of its #PoloMuse Campaign
3 months ago

West Africa’s #1 Fashion Retailer, Polo Avenue unveils the Part 2 of its #PoloMuse Campaign

The campaign finds its musings celebrating attraction as a symbol of love while accentuating the brand’s elegant lifestyle.

“Part II of Muse is a story of empowerment & inspiration while …
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Chale Socks: Ghanaian Fashion Brand
5 months ago

Chale Socks: Ghanaian Fashion Brand

Dynamic, Ghanaian socks brand, Chale Socks have just released 3 new, exclusive, limited edition styles. Following their highly successful debut collection of Adinkra symbol socks. This new release is set to …
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Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen for Black Skin
5 months ago

Nigerian Sisters Create Sunscreen for Black Skin

Two sisters, Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa, founders of the black skin care line Bolden, are about to launch sunblock designed specifically for black people and other darker skin tones. Contrary …
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Europe’s Largest African Fashion Conference Returns To London
6 months ago

Europe’s Largest African Fashion Conference Returns To London

The Fashion Africa Conference hosted by the social Enterprise Africa Fashion Guide returns to London on Africa Day in May 2017. There is no other Fashion conference of this scale outside of …
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