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Inspired By Africa

Luxury Connect Africa – The Paris Takeover

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  Luxury Connect Africa is a premium platform connecting African Luxury with the rest of the world. It was launched this January in Paris and saw the most celebrated designers in Africa showcase their products and engage in conversations defining African luxury. Traditionally Africa has been associated with want, not luxury, and these types of platforms are helping bring to focus an emerging creative and consumptive space. We were invited to exhibit and participate in the round-tables. It was an incredible experience; we met other talented and pioneering designers and got to connect with an interested public in Paris. The…

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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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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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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

By | Adele Dejak, Bizarre Bazaar, Discover Africa Premium Luxury, Ethical Fashion, hand made, Inspired By Africa, Karura Forest | 2 Comments

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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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

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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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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