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#GirlBoss – In Conversation with Sheila Mwanyigha

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Sheila Mwanyigha is to Kenyans what Oprah Winfrey is to Americans – a beloved media personality turned enterprenuer, editor and sage. She famously reigned radio, before she transitioned to television and has now claimed the social space with her magazine Rembesha and her channel, Sheila Lives Out Loud. Dynamic, accomplished and stylish, we caught up with her to see what this #GirlBoss has been up to. Please tell us a bit about yourself and about what you do I am the managing director of Rembesha Kenya, a digital and print hair and beauty magazine and directory. I’m also a journalist…

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Adele Dejak, by way of her mother, belongs to the Tiv nation of Benue State, Nigeria. Scattered through Nigeria and Cameroon, few members of the Tiv community remain but most impressively, they have managed to uphold their customs and traditions in the face of sweeping modernism.                                                   Nothing was documented of the culture-rich Tiv people until the 1900s. Their traditions are on display in weddings, dance, music, and food. The Tiv believe that these elements heal the…

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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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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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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

By | Adele Dejak, Adele Dejak Lifestyle, Discover Africa Premium Luxury, Ethical Fashion, ethos, Inspired By Africa, old post, old post promoter, Online shop, Repost, republish, republishing, Sustainable fashion, XmasBoX 2015 | No Comments

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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Our Modern Day Hero – Adele Dejak

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In today’s society, it is very hard to find someone whom another person can look up to as a hero. It takes a very special quality and person for others to know they can depend on, look up to and follow without worry of being led astray. On this day as we celebrate Hero’s day, we have chosen to celebrate Adele Dejak, the Founder, CEO  & Creative Director of Adele Dejak The Brand, She is a woman who looks at a challenge and gives it a wink, a woman who is independent, tough, ambitious and knows what she wants in…

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Simply Giving Back By Saying Thank You

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Most people always say that giving is better than receiving. Well, I am a true believer in this statement. I believe that you should strive to give of yourself whatever you can each and every day because the benefits that you will end up reaping  are way phenomenal than you can ever expect. One of the easiest ways to give back to someone is by simply saying thank you. I believe in saying thank you, and so should you. With this said, I would wish to take this opportunity to say A big THANK YOU to all those who came…

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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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