The word “danshiki” means “shirt” in Yoruba, a major language spoken in Nigeria by the Kwa people. Learn more about the Dashiki's history in this edition of Fabrics 101!
We can't talk about prom without mentioning the most important part, the prom dress. With help from the Gram (Instagram), we found some very stylish teens who're slaying prom with style and make us want to have a prom do-over
We’ve created a guide of our favourite style bloggers that will, hopefully, help you narrow down the time spent looking for African fashion tips and styles.
This event series is meant to "begin a deeper dialogue amongst our community, beyond the natural vs relaxed debate... [and] is intended to create a space where we can discuss the social, economic, historical, and environmental factors concerning Black Hair."
Strategically held on Fashion Revolution Day, the Fashion Africa Conference will take place on April 24, 2015 in London. For the first time the event will be hosted by Africa Fashion Guide, a social enterprise dedicated to promoting the African fashion and textile industry with an ethical perspective.
Get the cake ready because this month marks 1 year since we launched Kuwala! From the customers and bloggers to our mentors and partners, we are grateful to everyone that has supported Kuwala in our first year of business!
Organized by the Black Artists' Network in Dialogue (BAND), the Black Market is a family friendly festival which brings together great food, shopping, performance and prizes.
Kuwala has teamed up with The African Designers Club (TADC) to hold our first Private Holiday Sale for admirers of African-inspired fashion, home decor and beauty products.
This weekend, October 18th, Kuwala will be at the annual black tie fundraiser, Manyatta Cares. Organized by the Manyatta Network, this event is about building partnerships with community organizations that have a social impact.
Afrikadey! – a word that comes from the broken English spoken in West Africa, which means “Africa is Alive, Africa is Well, Africa is There”. For a week each summer in Calgary, Afrikadey! Festival also celebrates the music, food, dance, theatre, film, literature and visual arts of Africa. This year, Kuwala attended the Afrikadey! Festival.
When we launched Kuwala, our mission was to promote the African fashion industry internationally. Since then, Kuwala has become an official sponsor of African Fashion Week Toronto (AFWT), the biggest event dedicated to African fashion in Canada.
We love pop-up shops because we get to meet you! Join Kuwala at the 5th and final AfroChic Cutural Arts Exhibit! Afrochic highlights the culturally rich energy of the distinct and colourful African-Canadian community of Toronto. This year the event will be hosted by the innovative Amanda Parris. You can also expect a great music mix by DJ Afroditee. Guests will be taken on a visual and musical journey inspired by the 80’s and 90’s.
“A scattered population with a common origin in a smaller geographic area. It can also refer to the movement of the population from its original homeland.” (Merriam Webster dictionary)
The Miss Afropolitan Beauty Pageant will be Kuwala's first pop-up shop since launching. Organized by the Afropolitan Week of Fashion and Arts, the pageant honours young talented ladies of African and Caribbean backgrounds in Canada.