Category Archives: Artisans

Wrist Arrest with Adele Dejak Arm Candy

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The most adorable thing about the spring and summer is that you can explore many styles flaunting your arm. As the summer season embarks in a few days,  short sleeves will be very common, and you can flaunt your arm with the beauty of arm candy bracelets. A bold blend of bangles can instantly up an outfit’s ante, and so can statement bracelets on their own. K-JUUI BraceletArm candy is not only fun to wear, but also great fun in showcasing your personality. You can wear huge ones on their own or stack them up with one or two simpler ones. You…

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LABOUR DAY:MEET OUR DEDICATED ARTISANS

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Dear Team Adele, we hope you are enjoying your day wherever you are and celebrating Labour day with all its glory. To kindly remind you, Labour day is  an annual holiday that celebrates the achievements of workers.  Essentially, it was intended to be an annual national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. However, the entire world now celebrates workers. This Labour day, we want you to join us in  celebrating our very own artisans who dedicate their talents and time each and every work day to beautifully hand craft your jewelry pieces and bags. If…

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The Faces Behind our Handmade Story – Meet William

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Hi there! It’s been a while since we did a post on our handmade story, especially one featuring our artisans. This segment gives you a glimpse of the people who dedicate their time and talent to their craft, thus presenting you with our beautiful, high-quality pieces. This week, we focus on William, one of our super-gifted tailors. Leave any comments or questions you may have for William in the comments section below. Tell us about William My full name is William Ronga, from Homabay county. I came to Nairobi in 2007 and here at Adele Dejak I work as a…

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Adele Dejak - My recent road trip to Maai Mahiu

My recent road trip to Maai Mahiu

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On Tuesday, January 26th 2016, I went on a road trip to Maai Mahiu in the Rift Valley, with my nephew Ludovico, to visit a group of Cucu’s (Grandmothers) working under the umbrella of CTC International (Comfort the Children) within a program known as Grandparents Against Poverty and HIV/Aids (GAPA). CTC International aims to empower these Cucu’s, who are taking care of orphaned and vulnerable children, to lift themselves from poverty through the GAPA project by initiating income generating activities for them and ultimately mitigating poverty and HIV/Aids within their community. The income generating activities include; liquid soap making, mat…

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Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015

TBT: Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery 2015

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One of the unforgettable things that we did this year was attending the 2015 Afrika Handmade Symposium & Gallery. The event which took place at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi was organised by Craft Afrika, a social enterprise that works towards identifying, creating and supporting market penetration for hand crafters in Africa. The symposium was a two day affair taking place on 1st and 2nd October while the gallery ran from 30th September all through to 16th November. The event was sponsored by Design Network Africa, Bamburi Cement, Alliance Francaise and HEVA Fund. Partners included Anselm Kitengela Hot Glass and GoDown Arts Centre. The participants, designers and artisans in the craft and handmade…

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