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Afropian is a Panafrican brand focusing on Ethiopia as it connects to the rest of Africa. It is 100% Handmade in Africa! As a Cameroonian who calls beautiful Ethiopia home, I wanted to bring what I have gleaned from my many travels on the continent to my second home. I also wanted to share “my” Ethiopia with the rest of the continent in an innovative way: through blending the striking, centennial Habesha art with the same from the rest of the continent. I wish to be that bridge and to fuse Ethiopia with other African countries.
Afropian is also a personal take on African luxury. We build on luxurious, traditionally handcrafted textiles and other art from the continent. In these days of African Renaissance, isn’t it time to focus on what has always made Africa great? Our creativity, our savoir-faire, our artisanal know-how.
For so long, we have heard a story of African misery. The danger of one’s story being told by others is that it is not accurate. I, personally, never recognize the Africa I know in the way the international media portrays us. Afropian aims to contribute, however modestly, to changing the narrative around Africa by showcasing African excellence. We are rich beyond words! Let’s claim it! WEAR AFRICA PROUDLY!
AAchera an Independent fashion brand based in Nairobi, Kenya. The business re-branded in 2017 . AAchera is for the bold, vibrant, contemporary Lady. Our fabrics, are sourced globally and each collection tells a story. The Brand is dedicated to creative expressions and focused on realizing artistic visions, whilst playful with contemporary currents at the frontier of international fashion. Characterized by vibrant wearable high quality pieces with distinctive advanced cuts.
Through the years, the label has demonstrated success through participating to mention a few showcases , exhibitions and competitions. It had its first fashion show, the African fashion Fair in 2011, held in Nairobi. In 2012, awarded third position peoples choice in FAFA ( Fashion For Peace) Kenya, Showcased and exhibited at the Swahili Fashion Week 2012 Nairobi and Zanzibar , In 2015 , participated at the Rwanda Cultural Fashion Week. In 2016, upon her return to Kenya, AAchera was invited to participate and attend the fashion discussions, at World Economic Forum held in Rwanda, where they exhibited amongst other exhibitions around Nairobi and Africa. In 2018-19, Aachera was shortlisted in the Fashion Entrepreneurship Incubation, Mitreeki Programme by the International Trade Centre – which supports women in the textile and apparel sector. Through this training the brand has evolved with a perspective of running a creative fashion business both locally and global.
Amongst other programmes the team has participated and been certified in the Fashionomics Africa training that took place in Kenya, 2020 funded by the African Development Bank., Business Continuity Programme by GIZ . AAchera was al so shortlisted and participated in the Creative DNA programme held by the British Council in the same year. These have contributed positively in the daily operations and management of the business as well focusing on creation of employment , for the youth and women .
The brand has also captured the attention of local magazines and newspapers, Business Daily , The People, Zen Mag Africa, True Love Kenya, Citixen and CNBC Africa to mention a few. Currently we are retailing in two stores Zuvaa online shop based in the US, as well as The Designers Studio , Nairobi Kenya, The Artisanal Gallery in Gigiri & Village Market Pop-up store.
Our Vision – AAchera aims to empower women and the youth through creation of employment & sales of authentic products while sharing our own African compelling stories through textiles and techniques used.
FoziaEndrias is a clothing and accessories brand based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Established by the forces of passion, enthusiasm, and the drive of creating new things out of all that exists, we strongly believe in the power of humanity, time, and creativity. Humanity is where it starts – the belief that we have to exist for all the others to make sense. We have to be conscious about the things we do, think about the generations to come and the world at-large. We believe that sustainability is the issue of humanity. Thus, we are creating consciousness about our surroundings and giving thought to what we do and how we do it. This thought contributes to the safe-being of our planet and the human race. Our action reflects on the time period we live in now, and they will be the basis for the next era to come.
We believe that history helps us understand where we came from and teaches us who we are. History enables us to learn from our past and also reminds us that we are to serve as motivation for generations to come. Our call is to put our imprint on this generation, just as our forefathers did on the generations before us. We have fierce expectations on us, and its our responsibility to show the world what we’re capable of.
Our ancestors have passed amazing and beautiful creations of artwork and techniques onto us, to serve as our inspiration. We must hold onto our passions and keep on creating art so that we can represent Ethiopia and its people in all ways. We believe creativity makes our lives simpler, beautiful, and makes us eager for the rest of it.
Omina Otsieno is a sustainable fashion brand that specializes in clothing and crochet jewelry; which is characterized by unique handcrafting techniques performed by crochet and beads. The brand is passionate about handcrafts and bringing change to the community of Elunyiko. Sylvia’s devotion to her community has prompted her to develop programs in Elunyiko that train women in handcrafting techniques and educate them on economic empowerment. These techniques include; jewellery made from banana fiber, hand woven fabrics ,screen-printing, tye dye and making accessories for clothes made from banana fiber, clay, reeds, and bamboo and crochet yarn.
Sylvia Omina Otsieno
Sylvia spent her childhood in Elunyiko in Busia County creating dolls from clay and making dresses for them. This creative expression laid the foundation for the birth of her brand years later. In 2017, she founded the fashion brand Omina Otsieno.
Through the work of her brand, Sylvia is focused on three main areas of sustainable development, which include education, alleviating poverty, and industry, innovation, and infrastructure. She hopes that Omina Otsieno will become the fashion and arts brand of choice in Africa, gaining international recognition.
Sylvia is acting on the economic inequality that plagues those impoverished living in villages while resources surround them in abundance. Her aim is to leverage fashion businesses and design skills available in the villages to create art and products that will bring economic prosperity to those in need.
Keri Fashions (KF) was established in 1989 by Ms Kerubo Nyaribo as an outlet for creativity and unique attire. KF is located on the Ground Floor of Old Waumini House, Chiromo Road in Westlands Nairobi
I love beautiful and unique, and I believe God made us all that way.
That is why I design clothes that I believe will make the wearer feel beautiful and one in a million, unique!
We just keep wanting to be other people who we think are beautiful or better than we are.
There is beauty in all of us, we just need to let it out by believing it is there, and that is what inspires me – to create designs that make one feel beautiful and yet uniquely African. Designs that are creative, yet easy to wear like the collar dress in pink and green crushed taffeta, a dress that makes you want to catwalk.
In recent times, African designs and fabrics have become very popular, but for quite a few people they do not want it too ethnic so I thought of doing something modern with an African touch, hence the Taffeta dress with the straps ending like African gourds highlighted with beads, and the evening silk dress with splashes of tie and dye, a celebration of vibrant colours.
A dress that makes you feel alive! I want my clients to feel wow in my designs.
To be a World Class Fashion Design House
KF Mission statement
To design and manufacture high quality, unique, creative, and functional attire
Who are we?
Welcome to the world of leather in Kenya!
Ranks Leather is a leather goods manufacturing and social enterprise company, specialized in making leather footwear and accessories. Our range of products include: Leather shoes, Leather wallets, Belts, Handbags, among others. We also customize products for private entities and individual customers. Our products are partially handmade and we mostly use locally available raw materials.
Our mission is to be the reference company for quality leather footwear and leather accessories.
Our vision is to ensure every household in Africa and all over the world owns atleast two Ranks Leather accessories.
Our passion is to provide quality leather goods at competitive prices, while fulfilling the basic needs of the society.
Our core values include:
• Honesty- in production and service to our clients,
• Good customer service – to all our clients,
• Promptness- in meeting our customer needs.
Our products include:
• Leather footwear,
• Leather wallets and purses,
• Leather belts,
• Leather handbags and pouches,
• Customized products for hotels, and private companies.
While we produce goods for the market, we are keen on sustainability. Ranks Leather partners with other individuals and institutions in order to provide footwear (especially leather school shoes) to the needy in society. We have worked with partners and we have supplied pure leather school shoes to children’s homes in different parts of Nairobi. We endevour to build this component of our company, in order to ensure that the needy also have high quality pure leather shoes.
This will contribute to our social responsibility of ‘Keeping needy children in school’.
You are welcome to walk this journey with us!
Visit our shop at Bishop Magua House, Kiambu Town!
- Our Journey
In the next five years, Divine Organic Foods looks forward to becoming the lead brand in Uganda in the value-chain of root-tuber crops powered by investment in cutting-edge innovation in green technology. We shall achieve this through strategic partnerships with government of Uganda Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), local governments, research institutions, development partners, farmer organisations and like-minded private sector actors. We shall upgrade our processing plant in Lira with state-of-art machinery to boost our production capacity, improving our food safety standards, expanding our marketing outlets targeting the general wellbeing of the population especially children and expectant mothers. Investment in bio-gas plant will support town waste management, increase production through use of organic manure by farmers in Lira and reduction in the use of charcoal by increasing use of biogas for cooking.
- Our Model:
Divine Organic Foods works and supports over 3,500 farmers from Lango, Acholi, Teso and West- Nile sub-regions who grow one or both crops for commercial and/or household food security. With the growing demand for gluten free OFSP flour (as a substitute to wheat flour), and natural sources for vitamin A, sugar, and food colour by food industries (bakeries, biscuits and ice-cream factories),
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