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Congratulations Chichia.

One of our favourite designers we support, Chichia has won The Ethical Fashion Forum Award 2011. Chichia is in good company, with previous winning African designers Sika – Ghana and Lalesso – Kenya. The ETHICAL FASHION FORUM (EFF) is the industry body dedicated … Continue reading

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What does a Rock star and Kenyan Artisans have in common?

An odd couple indeed or are they? Edun – The Fashion label with ethical credentials run by Ali Hewson and her husband Bono (and if you don’t already know – lead singer of U2 and all round Rock star) began in 2005 (before … Continue reading

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Runway Africa. ARISE Magazine Fashion week – Lagos 2011

Fashion weeks are upon us and before I get my teeth into this years batch of Fashion weeks I thought that I would mention one that has been on the rise since 2009. ARISE Magazine Fashion Week (AMFW) is back on March 10th 2011 … Continue reading

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FASHION FLASH – Chichia and the collaboration with ‘Made by Africa’ – A/W 2011

Very exciting news, more exciting than finding out that the sale top your about to purchase that was reduced by 50% before you hit the till’s has a further 20% off. Yes EVEN more exciting then that. This is a follow up … Continue reading

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Chichia and the collaboration with ‘Made by Africa’ – A/W 2011

A maturing collection, an insight into the future of fashion Africa Chichia (see previous post on Chichia) has grasped the importance of african inspired design and has fully understood the importance of adapting to the seasons as well as adapting … Continue reading

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Become a designer in a heartbeat

I heart Christina Mhando of fashion label Chichia – London (as seen in past posts). She did it again, to add to her growing accomplishments, from her outstanding and popular summer 2010 collection, Christine to making her TV debut and I must … Continue reading

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Count me in: ChicAfriq summer sale – Covent Garden

I’m down in central London on Sunday 22 August 2010 to attend what is called ChicAfriq. This is what has become popular over the last couple of years as a pop up sale, selling a plethora of African inspired designs in contemporary, … Continue reading

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Summer’s not over: Chichia – London SS 2010

All thorough summer is almost coming to an end I thought I would bring to those who have been in a fashion daze the 2010 summer collection from London-based designer Christine Mhando of the label chichia. Christine creatively uses the traditional Tanzanian … Continue reading

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Let’s begin.

Forget about food, forget about water, I’m looking at parting with my cash to invest in these independent designers and their off the scale African inspired designs. Chichia Suno  Deenola   Jewel by Lisa Duro Olowu   NKWO   Tiffany Amber

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