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HOW ADELE DEJAK IS PARTICIPATING IN FASHION REVOLUTION WEEK THIS YEAR

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What is Fashion Revolution Week All About? In April 2013, Rana Plaza building, a clothing manufacturing building in Bangladesh, collapsed and killed thousands of people. The building collapsed due to its lack of adherence to safety and security standards. The building was bound to collapse eventually but despite that, nothing was done to prevent it. Some major fashion brands were sourcing their garments from that same factory. They did some damage control (good PR) after the unfortunate calamity and showed the world how they had improved the place, waited for people to forget and continued with their business as usual….

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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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Throwback /// African designers, Design Network Africa (Part 2)

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African designers, Design Network Africa. We trust that you’ve had a beautiful week. It’s been lovely at Adele Dejak international, working hard to ensure that we get these lovely statement pieces to make you stand out. As we mentioned in our post last week, we continue highlighting the amazing African designers that our being at the Design African Network has enabled us interact with. This week we share two of these designers Cheick Diallo Born in Mali and to an architect, Cheick Diallo went to the School of Architecture in Rouen (France) to become and architect. He later on studied design at ENSCI…

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