Adele Dejak on Ethical and  Sustainable fashion

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A post in response to the Ivory Ban   Elephant ivory has always been in high demand in the fashion accessories industry due to its texture, desirability and durability.  In Kenya, a ban on the ivory trade has been in effect since 1969.  However, the trade has continued illegally and this has led to devastating effects on the elephant population.  A report in 2012 by the Kenya Wildlife Service estimates the elephant population to stand at 38,000. But on the upside, poaching in Kenya is down to 46 from 390 elephants killed in 2013. China, the world’s largest ivory market, has…

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The Adele Dejak Showroom – New Year, New Look.

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    The Adele Dejak showroom and studio in Kiambu is getting a fashion facelift. This is to inject the space with new life; to have it reflect the Adele Dejak spirit of Afro-inspired Renaissance.                             During her last trip to Dakar, Adele discovered a stunning, triangulated print on the walls of an abandoned nightclub. The print and geometry are a staple of Senegalese architecture and design. In 1978, as a newly independent Senegal was reinventing herself, President Leopold Senghor, introduced a law that mandated new buildings to be constructed along what…

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Adele Dejak at The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

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Last year, I was honored to receive an invitation to exhibit at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Every year, the fair features celebrated contemporary designers, chefs and vintners and showcases their handcrafted products to connoisseuring Joburgers. The idea is to celebrate what’s local, what’s handmade and what’s African. It’s a fantastic place not only to shop, but to meet and have a social experience with other design-enthusiasts.           I showed pieces from my Moon Safari Collection. My pieces come of my admiration of elements of African culture but with this collection I wanted to take it all the way to…

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Flash Back Friday – News Alert!

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As many of you, know Adele Dejak recently traveled to South Africa for Sanlam Contemporary Handmade Fair at Hyde Park Corner (Sanlam will be featured in our next blog post). Tongoro ” We are a 100% Made In Africa label providing clothing that offer style conscious consumers quality, variety and convenience, at affordable prices. Our brand focuses on understanding the fashion that our customers want offering playful and unique apparel. By sourcing our materials on the continent and working with local tailors, our long-term goal is to contribute to the development of the retail production in Western Africa, with our first…

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Biz Baz Christmas Fair 2017 – Karura Forest

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We are gearing up towards the BizBaz Crafts Fair this coming weekend! BizBaz (also known as Bizarre Bazaar) Crafts Fair Festivals are usually held twice a year, here in Nairobi, in the months of June and November. It is an open air event held in the beautiful Karura Forest featuring contemporary and traditional craft, art and services from some of the best African and International craft-preneurs and importers. This weekend’s fair will be a two day affair, offering a great shopping atmosphere, with loads of activities for the whole family. There will also be a food court and live entertainment….

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Biz Baz Christmas Fair 2017

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The 2017 Biz Baz Summer Fair is almost here! The fair is scheduled to take place  at Nairobi’s Karura Forest, this Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am – 6:00pm on both days. Expect some of East Africa’s finest crafts, jewellery, furniture and household goods. There will also be activities for the kids and a variety of food and drink to choose from. Come, stop by our booth and let’s splurge together! See you there!  

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Reasons Why You Should Choose Handmade Jewellery

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Reasons Why You Should Choose Handmade Jewellery The beauty of handmade lies in their imperfections. Anything perfect is machine- made. This Friday, Adele Dejak and the team have decided to give you an insight on why you should always choose handmade considering that our brand is solely based on African Handcrafted Accessories & Jewellery. 1) No machines: The best thing about handmade is the fact that they are not machine made but handmade. This simply means no machines mean less use of electricity thus making so the jewelry is more sustainable! 2) Time taken to handcraft each piece: Time truly…

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African textiles – Cow Hide

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Welcome to the second part of our African textiles series. Today we delve into cow hide. Africa is fast emerging as one of the future markets for sourcing quality leather and hides for the booming global leather industry. Leather and hide products are among the most widely traded and universally used commodities in the world. Cowhide, a natural byproduct of cattle, is used to make a variety of products from home décor to clothing and accessories. Many items made from cowhide utilize the natural colors of different cows while manufacturers also dye skins to create variety.   Ethiopia and Kenya are…

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African Textiles – Kanga/Leso

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Hello, and welcome to our African Textiles series. In the upcoming weeks we will be focusing on our love for African textiles and especially the ones we use here at Adele Dejak. First up, the Kanga/Leso. “Mwanamke mazingira tunataka, usawa, amani, maendelo”. This is one of the many messages imprinted in the Swahili Kanga. The message translates to “We (women) want equality, peace, and progress. The Kanga, also known as Leso, is a pure cotton cloth that originated from the coast of East Africa in the mid-19th century. Kanga designs have evolved over the years, from simple spots and borders…

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Noir Lover & Sustainable Fashion

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Hello team Adele! Our Noir Lover campaign is running really well so far. In the next couple of weeks, we will be describing the essence of the Noir Lover. The Noir Lover style, the brands the Noir Lover indulges in, the things the Noir Lover likes and loves and many more. Today we focus on Sustainable fashion. Sustainable fashion refers to a product that is created and produced with consideration to the environment and the social impact it may have throughout its total life span. It involves the design processes, sourcing of material and the manufacturing of all your fashionable items which…

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