Tribal Chic 2016

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The biggest and most anticipated show in Nairobi is finally here! The Tribal Chic. Now in its seventh year, Tribal Chic was conceived by the Tribe Hotel to recognize local and international fashion connoisseurs. The annual event serves as a bridge between fashion lovers and various charity organizations requiring much-needed support and visibility. It has since grown to become one of the biggest fashion events on the East African calendar attracting fashion enthusiasts from all walks of life. Tribal Chic as a platform, showcases both established and upcoming designers. This year, household names such as Adele Dejak, Anyango Mpinga, Katungulu Mwendwa and…

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Woman Crush: Yemi Alade

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We love Yemi Alade! For those who do not know her, Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afro pop singer who peaked as a star after winning Nigeria‘s maiden edition of the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Since then she has been soaring higher and higher. Yemi Alade is known for her Afrocentric style, mainly promoting her fashion style by rocking Ankara prints/Wax prints ensembles in her music videos, on and off stage. She is a beautiful artist with a unique fashion twist. Known to make bold fashion statements with her distinctive sense of style, her head to toe African inspired sense…

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December Delights with Adele Dejak

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The holidays are here!! Meaning it’s the season for a sale! This year, our Christmas sale comes early. From this Friday, 25th November 2016, visit our shop at the village market or our showroom in Kiambu and enjoy our mind blowing offers. Everything must go! Take advantage of the slashed prices and get yourself the amazing Adele Dejak pieces that you’ve been eyeing all year. Discounts start from 10% and go to as high as 50%, crazy right?! If you have not yet done your Christmas shopping then this is your time. Reward yourself after a long year and gift your…

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Adele Dejak at the XmasBox 2016

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We are truly in the festive mood! With just a few more weeks to Christmas holidays, the rush to get christmas shopping done has began. This is why this coming weekend, we will be setting up camp at the Marula Manor in Karen for the XmasBoX 2016. For three days, The XmasBoX will offer the very best of East African designers, including Adele Dejak. It will be a boutique Christmas Fair for shoppers, and a fun family day out for all. After the BizBaz Christmas festival, this is another chance for you to do your early-bird Christmas shopping with us….

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African Textiles – Kitenge

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Many fashion designers from across Africa are investing in creating a wide range of modernized styles and designs from the Kitenge fabric. Kitenge, or wax print fabric is a popular cultural fabric in East, West and Central Africa. In the past, the Kitenge was often worn by women wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling. The Kitenge is similar to kanga and kikoy, but is thicker and has an edging only on the side. Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Liberia, and Democratic Republic of the Congo are some of…

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Biz Baz Christmas Crafts Festival

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The Second instalment of the 2016 Biz Baz Crafts Festival is already here with us. It feels like it was just the other day that we set up shop at the Karura Forest for the Summer Festival and now we’re preparing to do the same one more time before the year closes! We are excited for this second instalment, for it is the annual Christmas edition. You are all invited to do your early bird christmas shopping this weekend on the 12th and 13th of November. You are guaranteed a great shopping atmosphere, with loads of entertainment. Over 70 craft and charity…

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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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Jacaranda Beauty Giveaway Winner

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Hello friends and fans! It’s been an interesting past couple of days running our Giveaway competition. Jacaranda season is our favourite season of the year simply because of the colour, pomp and beauty these trees bring. For a long time we contemplated on having a giveaway competition but weren’t too sure what we would base it on. When Jacaranda season rolled around, we decided to go with it not only for the competition’s sake, but also to raise a bit of awareness on the benefits of appreciating and taking care of the trees around us. Other than for aesthetic purposes,…

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We Love Mud cloth

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If you are an avid Adele Dejak follower, you must have noticed this beautiful, unique fabric we use on our bags every once in a while: The fabric is called Mud Cloth, also known as Bogolanfini in its native Malian language. Mud cloth is handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using fermented mud, a process that dates back to the 12th century. On our recent trip to Paris, we met up with Boubacar Doumbia, a fellow member of the Design Network programme. Boubacar owns a textile workshop called Le Ndomo. Le Ndomo is a social enterprise created to address the unemployment problem of young people…

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