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FASHION 

Africa Collect Textiles

Africa Collect Textiles

ACT is a social impact enterprise that collects used textiles for reuse and recycling. They use the power of design to make their products including toys, home decor, backpacks, rugs, shoes, and more. Website: www.africacollecttextiles.com

Aman

Aman

At Aman trends and seasons don’t matter; it’s simple, subtle forms to live life in. Website: Amanlamu.com

AmeAlpacas

AmeAlpacas

AmeAlpacas products are brought from Bolivia and Peru, carefully selected after choosing their quality.
The shawls and scarves are made one by one with pure baby alpaca wool and once finished, decorated with a beautiful macramé and silky tassels.
The textiles, called aguayos, are unique pieces that can take between 4 to 6 months in their making. Definitely unique and stunning designs with their own history.

Anne Kiwia (Dar es Salaam)

Anne Kiwia (Dar es Salaam)

Anne Kiwia – Tanzania Anne Kiwia, under the motto “Every Queen deserves a Crown”, designs headbands from second-hand textiles (Mitumba), while supporting women’s empowerment through upcycling fashion.
This year they launched their children storybook that promotes their message and work “Every Queen deserves a Crown."
Website: www.annekiwia.com

Artisan Collective

Artisan Collective

ARTISAN COLLECTIVE is a Kenya-based designer duo that creates one-of-a-kind garments using materials sourced from Africa and Himalayas.
They opened their flagship store in Nairobi last year, and recently they have been invited to showcase their new collection at Vancouver Fashion Week 2024 Fall / Winter.
They have 3 distinct lines under the umbrella - nomadic artisan, Hayan Collection, and My Little Samurai. Their garments are worn by both Kenyan and International celebrities like Blinky Bill, Stephen Marley, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anderson Paak, and many more.
Website: nomadicartisan.com/hayancollection.com

ChilliMango

ChilliMango

ChilliMango is an Afro-Urban street wear brand that creates iconic designs and turns them into various products that reflect the ever-evolving urban culture in contemporary Kenya. Their designs are a fusion of different elements of African culture with
elements from cultures of the world. ChilliMango is therefore a concoction of cultures. Website: www.chillimango.co.ke

Cocolili

Cocolili

COCOLILI is a premium African fashion brand which launched in 2016, offering a diverse range of contemporary apparel, including office wear, resort wear, lounge wear, and footwear in customized quirky African prints.
In 2022, COCOLILI introduced The Swim Shop offering sustainable and ethically produced bikinis and one-piece swimsuits.
In November 2023, COCOLILI plans to celebrate its 7 years in business by releasing The Fitness Shop, its eco-friendly athletic wear at Christmas Box in Nairobi, Kenya. Website: cocoliliafrica.com

D&B Explorer Collection

D&B Explorer Collection

D&B Explorer Collection focuses on safari explorer clothing that is light, cool and perfect for your day-to-day work, safari and beach attire. Website: greatplainsconservation.com

Deepa Dosaja

Deepa Dosaja

Deepa Dosaja is a pioneer in premium, sustainable fashion in Africa. The brand only uses natural fabrics such as silk, bamboo, organic cotton, linens, wools and is constantly looking for new innovative fabrics which have a low impact on the environment. Website: deepadosaja.com

Erika A. Style Concept Store

Erika A. Style Concept Store

Erika A. Style Concept Store is based in Karen, Nairobi. It does a wide range of fashion collection and art pieces; brands from outside Africa and African luxury bags made in Kenya (Akire). Website: erikaastyle.com/Akire-collection.com

Hamaji

Hamaji

Hamaji is a contemporary fashion African designer collection focused on artisanal design, sustainable manufacturing processes and connecting communities through hand craft. Hamaji launches a new collection once a year in Dec that is trans - seasonal and a sophisticated reflection of their artisanal vision. Website: www.hamajistudio.com

Ichyulu

Ichyulu

Ichyulu is an online concept store that stocks a variety of African fashion and design brands. Hand selected pieces include clothing, jewellery, bags and homewares. It has a focus on craftsmanship and the re-interpretation of traditional techniques into modern pieces. Website: www.ichyulu.com

Ikwetta

Ikwetta

Ikwetta is a Kenyan lifestyle brand with a focus on sustainability. They believe in crafting pieces that are luxurious and timeless so they can be worn for years, even decades to come. To ensure this, they source only the finest materials from ethical factories. Website: ikwetta.com

Infusions

Infusions

Hand woven pure cotton clothing.

Kache By Angie

Kache By Angie

KACHÉ by Angie is a renowned fashion brand that serves the classy and stylish modern women. From its exclusive collection, it breathes elegance and sophistication yet maintaining an excitement to it! It has a unique range of chic dresses, stylish tops and trousers, shoes, handbags, jewelry, to name but a few…Website: www.kachebyangie.com

Katush

Katush

Katush, a conscious and compassionate leisure brand from Africa, caters to confident, reflective global citizens who prioritize quality, versatility, and sustainability in original design. Each collection begins with an exploration of Africa's rich heritage, with chosen subjects translated into contemporary silhouettes adorned with prints and design features. Skilled artisans in Kenya bring these creations to life while preserving traditional craft techniques.
Internationally renowned, Katush has graced runways at prestigious events like Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, Lagos Fashion Week, and more. Notable exhibitions at institutions like the Brooklyn Museum and London's Victoria & Albert Museum have showcased Katush's evocative designs. The brand has received accolades from programs like Lagos Fashion Week Fashion Focus and the Ethical Fashion Initiative's Kenya Accelerator, now proudly part of the Cannex 2023 Cohort.
Gwaride Collection, born out of collective creation, draws inspiration from Maasai beading and modern Kenyan art to celebrate East African heritage. This gender-inclusive and innovative collection emphasizes sustainability and highlights African artisans' evolution of traditional production methods. Website: www.katushnairobi.com

Kenya Kanga Collection

Kenya Kanga Collection

Every Kanga tells a story, and this most amazing piece of artwork is where their story began. Kenya kanga collection is your one-stop destination for all things kanga, discover a range of products that’ll have you stand out from the crowds. From home ware necessities to gift ideas, their products are bound to bring your home to life. Mix and match your favourite colour with their kanga prints for a splash of funky in your space. Website: www.kenyakangacollection.com

KikoRomeo

KikoRomeo

KikoRomeo meaning “Adam’s Apple” in Kiswahili, was founded in 1996. Transcending cultures and fashion trends, KikoRomeo puts sustainability at its core, striving to create longevity in each garment by using handmade and hand-dyed fabrics as well as hand-carved trims, sourced from the African continent. KikoRomeo’s silhouettes are effortlessly elegant, with attention to detail, they are treasured as works of art by all those who wear them. Iona McCreath’s design application under KikoRomeo, looks to reinterpret classic KikoRomeo silhouettes with a contemporary lens. Website: www.kikoromeo.com

Kipepeo

Kipepeo

Kipépéo is an independent female-owned online fashion label headquartered in Kenya. Their collection offers luxurious, hand-stitched pieces of uncompromising quality. Each purchase of Kipépéo’s ethically crafted designs directly supports and empowers the African artisans behind each piece. Website: www.kipepeocollection.com

Kobe Afrika

Kobe Afrika

Kobe sunnies are designed to give their wearer the perfect fit, comfort, weight, and above all a quality finish. All their lenses are polarized UV400 and are European approved. Their wood is ethically sourced from around the world and for every item purchased they plant 10 trees.
Kobe caps are locally designed, hand-stitched, available in four sizes to fit every head... and they’re crazy funky! Their trucker caps are as vibrant as the Kenyan culture ~ truly inspired by Africa! Website: www.kobeafrika.com

Kooroo

Kooroo

Kooroo is a women’s wear brand founded in Kenya. Its signature aesthetic is contemporary minimalism with serendipitous details influenced by the brands heritage. Sustainability and ethical production is at the heart of the label. Website: www.koorooafrica.com

Kotiam/ By Her

Kotiam/ By Her

They sell jewelry, handbags, laptop sleeves and home decor. Websites: kotiam.com/byherstore.com

La Oculta

La Oculta

Loosewear, Beachwear, Organic fabrics 100% linen, 100% cotton, Colombian design and African inspiration.

Lali Heath Millinery

Lali Heath Millinery

Couture Millinery in East Africa. Unique, individually hand-crafted pieces by milliner Lali Heath. Lali Heath has been creating hand made hats for over 10 years, using traditional couture techniques. Each hat is a unique hand made piece so you can rest assured you will not see anyone in the same creation as you. Website: laliheathmillinery.com


Lana Trzebinski

Lana Trzebinski

Lana Trzebinski produces accessories and garments made by local Kenyan artisans. Her creations include hats, bags, dresses, pillows and jackets that are embellished with beadwork which she draws by hand and are beaded by Kenyan women. Website: www.lanatrzebinski.com

LilaBare

LilaBare

"LilaBare is made for the mindful – purposeful designs rooted in reimagining ancient craft, empowering both the makers and wearers. Built on a foundation of regenerative creation and conscious consumerism, LilaBare’s collections are made of local, rain-fed and handloom natural fibres, botanical dyes, handcraft and upcycled vintage clothing. Inspired by freedom of movement, the designs embody elevated ease. The contemporary silhouettes transcend the life of the eclectic and self-aware global citizen, whilst the rich artisanal craft ingrains a feeling of soulful heritage in each design". Website: lilabare.com

Lulu Stories

Lulu Stories

They are a Lamu based brand/shop. Inspired by life on the island they create and sell items that are kind to Mother Earth and the people they work with. Website: www.lulu-stories.com

Mariam Couture

Mariam Couture

Their brand vision ‘Exclusivity without Boundaries’ aligns favorably with the designs they create that are unique seasonal capsule collections that are timeless moving away from temporary trends yet still caters for ALL. They design collections that are narratives of nature, culture and people through travels inspired by the charms of their coastal shores that reflect the blues and sandy colours of the water and beach with bright colours, coral, and vivid greens every garment to be a free-flowing statement of art and creativity.

Moyo

Moyo

MOYO is a high-end sustainable fashion brand defined by a European minimalist style with an African touch. They use only natural, sustainable materials (linen, cotton, viscose), local leather, upcycled dead stock fabrics and produce everything locally. Website: www.themoyostore.com

One Hundred Years

One Hundred Years

One Hundred Years is a high quality basic wear clothing company. They make clothes for women, men and children. All of their clothes are 100% cotton, all of the fabrics are sourced in Africa and everything is Made in Kenya. Website: www.onehundredyearskenya.com

Oye

Oye

Oye is a handmade footwear and accessories brand that pays homage to the rich culture of African craftsmanship. Skilled artisans carefully craft their shoes using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Each pair is a unique work of art, showcasing diverse and vibrant styles for those who value individuality. Website: www.oyecrafts.com

Pendeza

Pendeza

They sell handmade textile fashion. Website: www.pendezaweaving.com

Ra by Rushina

Ra by Rushina

Founded on a simple ethos of living consciously in harmony with nature, They create clothing & objects for the home with a deep love of heritage, culture & community. Each collection is meticulously curated to evoke a sense of culture, deeply rooted from where it originates. Website: rabyrushina.com

Reja

Reja

Rèja is a female-owned, independent, slow-fashion brand, founded in Kenya. Rèja designs for the effortlessly chic woman and flatters all forms. Their pieces provide for women of all ages, an elegant and versatile addition to their wardrobe.
Each collection is intended to help you build a trans-seasonal, capsule wardrobe that embeds timeless and luxurious craftmanship and fabrics. Website: www.shopreja.com

Rock and Stones

Rock and Stones

ROCK AND STONES was formed in 2009 inspired by the colorful contemporary designs of fabrics that are produced across East and Central Africa. Over the years, Rock & Stones has become a strong contemporary Kenyan brand that produces a wide range of casual wear, and their company supports the local communities that sew their garments with great care and attention to detail. Five percent of the proceeds from the sales of all their products are donated to Restart Africa that offers abandoned children a haven from drugs, violence and homelessness, and provides communities with a future. Website: www.rockandstones.com

Safarahh Designs

Safarahh Designs

Inspired by coastal living and a love of timeless fashion, they combine light weight natural fabrics such as Italian linens, with elegant designs encouraging women to invest in quality clothing. Each handmade design has been created to ensure it will last in your closet and can be worn in a number of different ways. They also donate to ocean conservation with the aim of being able to donate 5% of their profits.

Shake the Tree

Shake the Tree

Shake the tree is committed to being a prominent player in the Kenyan sustainable fashion industry. With this aim in mind they are expanding their popular range of up cycled denim and safari jackets, and following contemporary trends, they are exploring new designs in reworked pre-loved clothing. Their new line include gypsy skirts, and Bohemian linen shirts.

Sors

Sors

Sors Studio was founded in 2017 by a group of two architects and one fashion designer, hence Sors has an architecture-oriented approach to fashion. In its designs, Sors uses techniques like folding, tucking and pleating, as well as the common characteristics between architecture and fashion, such as double-skin facades and transparency. Hand embroidery is one of the prominent features of Sors designs, echoing the authenticity and delicate hand-sewn art made by the hands of skilled artists and craftsmen. Website: www.studiosors.com

Ubuntu Life

Ubuntu Life

Their Brand name means " I Am Because We Are. " Ubuntu Life PBC, a public benefit corporation, was founded in 2019 to empower the creation of these beautiful products for sale in Kenya and internationally, providing members of their community with sustainable employment. Their products are locally made in Kenya. Their Shoes and Bags are hand stitched by their Maker mums. Their products are uniquely made and are suitable for the markets. Website: www.ubuntu.life

Urban Ranch

Urban Ranch

Urban Ranch manufactures a range of products using "lion friendly leather" whenever possible. Lion friendly leather is made from cattle hides purchased from wildlife conservancies that allow cattle and wildlife to co-exist. Their products are made by community groups living alongside conservation areas as means to help foster coexistence between humans and wildlife. For every item they sell, they donate a percentage towards lion conservation in Africa. Their aim is to provide their customers with high quality products that are ethically produced and affordable. Website: www.urbanranchkenya.com/urbanranch.co.uk

Urbana

Urbana

Luxury fashion for men and women

VAST madebyafrica

VAST madebyafrica

They are a Kenyan slow fashion and home decor brand focusing on clothing. They source for materials from across Africa and work with small scale artisans to produce high quality, handcrafted and upcycled designs in the spirit of conscious living. Website: www.vastmadebyafrica.com

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Wild Rose began with the goal of making vibrant, stylish clothing that is as unique as its wearer. Inspired by the natural world, their cotton shirts bring out the colorful side of life. They work with Indian artisans who use the centuries old hand block printing technique to create beautifully patterned fabric. Once they have sourced the highest quality fabric, it is brought to Kenya where their tailors create clothes that set you out from the crowd. Website: www.wildrose.co.ke

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