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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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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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Brass and Aluminium Care

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Happy new week team Adele! As you know, most of our accessories are made from recyclable brass and aluminium and one of the most common questions we get asked by our clients, is how to clean and polish their brass and aluminium accessories. This is a quick post just to enlighten you on how you can go about ensuring your Adele Dejak pieces maintain their sheen. BRASS: 
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and will naturally tarnish when exposed to oxygen. Some people like the patina of tarnished brass and the tarnish is actually a protective layer for…

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AMANDLA – A Capsule Collection

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In just a few days our new and exciting capsule collection “Amandla”, will be released. Amandla which in Zulu means power, encourages us to embrace our inner powers, to be strong and radiate like stars. Be power. This is something so important in a continent which has suffered so much, yet always had the strength to rise above and shine.   The collection has been designed by our London College of Fashion intern Amanda Jeneby in collaboration with Adele Dejak. Amanda who has been interning with the brand from the beginning of June, has created a collection inspired by her experience…

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ADELE DEJAK: “DISCOVER AFRICAN LUXURY

ADELE DEJAK: “DISCOVER AFRICAN PREMIUM LUXURY”

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Adele Dejak & Discover African Premium Luxury is a brand of luxury fashion accessories based in Nairobi. The pieces are handmade in Kenya using materials sourced from across the African continent. A fusion of African and European influences, they are designed by the owner and founder Adele Dejak, then assembled by some of  the most talented  artisans in Kenya and the region. The company specializes in handbags and jewellery but also produces on  limited editions clothes, belts, sandals and other fashion accessories. The Adele Dejak brand is at the fore front of the African luxury movement as it draws on rich…

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MY FAVORITE PIECES

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MY FAVOURITE  PIECES These are pieces I love and just cant live without! they are without doubt my favourite fashion pieces. All  are available online: www.adeledejak.com The recycled metal jewellery is sourced from Kenya especially Nairobi. It is then put un a furnace and then cast in a mould. Once the product come out of the furnace it undergoes 3 long processes of polishing, buffing and cleaning before it then undergoes quality control. This cuff is really a statement piece and its incredibly light.     For that glam look. We are never naked. Bahati cuff is from our Swaady collection and…

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Things I love

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One of the most common questions I get asked is “Adele, what are you passionate about?” I am simply passionate about everyday life and draw inspiration from my everyday surroundings. I’ve decided to draw up a simple list of things I love and things that drive me. Flowers     I have flowers everywhere! From my home to my workplace. My flowers create a more happy, productive and idea-filled environment.   2. Chunky jewelry   Honestly, the more, the merrier! 3. Books     Books provide for me mental stimulation, stronger analytical thinking skills and are a great source of…

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Almaz Collection

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Featured cover Photo: Nick Klaus  ///Above Photo: Brian Siambi & Model: Mauryne Theo Almaz the collection is inspired by hope and strength and the gift that is the African continent, its cultures and its beauty. The name ALMAZ is derived from the Amharic name meaning Diamonds. And just as diamonds, the African beauty grows stronger under pressure. And just as Diamonds, once rough around the edges, were mistaken as mere pebbles: and just like diamonds, our culture and beauty is lasting. ALMAZ collection is a bold statement on embracing and protecting our identities, leaving our own mark in this world. A mark…

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