March 15 2017
As a custodian of Ndebele traditions, Esther Mahlangu has dedicated her life to promoting Ndebele art internationally, in order to preserve her culture.
January 31 2017
In our third year, we diversified our brand, ran a giveaway and had a yummy brunch. We made some great connections and grew Kuwala. Here's our 2016 in review!
December 20 2016
From the red carpet to photoshoots, Lupita, Beyoncé, Amber Riley, Gabourey Sidibe and more celebrities were rocking beautiful African print styles.
September 12 2016
Nelson Mandela stood out from his political peers in his signature brightly coloured, patterned shirts. Learn more about his signature hand-printed batik shirt.
August 18 2016
From Cameroon to Burundi, Kuwala takes a look at the African fashion looks of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
August 8 2016
We're giving away this exclusive clutch purse to one lucky winner. Learn more on how to enter and increase your chances of winning our competition.
July 28 2016
We had an amazing time celebrating at Afrofest in Toronto. Check out some of our most memorable style moments at this iconic African festival.
June 17 2016
Today we're paying tribute to two fashion icons and long time friends, renowned fashion designer Duro Olowu and eccentric fashionista Iris Apfel.
June 8 2016
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!
May 19 2016
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
May 3 2016
One celebrity that we've been crushing on for sometime now is talented singer-songwriter Solange Knowles. Join us in admiring some of her most gorgeous outfits!
March 15 2016
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.
February 17 2016
From the spectacular runway shows to the lavish networking events, fashion weeks have become a cornerstone of the fashion industry. We've compiled a list of notable fashion weeks promoting African-inspired fashion around the globe.
January 11 2016
In Year One we focused on learning and growing, but in Year Two we change our focus to growing our connections. Check out our Year 2 in Review!
January 2 2016
Ghanaian illustrator, Denny Owusu, shows us our favourite celebs rocking traditional African outfits.
November 28 2015
This is part 2 of 2 of our favourite runway looks spotted at the 2015 Lagos Fashion and Design Week. Be sure to check out part 1 of this celebration of African fashion.
November 15 2015
Over 50 creative designers showcased at the 5th Lagos Fashion & Design Week (LFDW), which took place on October 28th - 31st. Here are our favourite looks from the first 2 days of this 4-day extravaganza!
November 7 2015
Kente has geometric shapes woven in bright colors along the entire length of the strip. Learn more about this royal cloth.
November 4 2015
This year's Ghana Fashion & Design Week (GFDW) took place at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra. We put together a list of our favourite looks, check it out!
October 30 2015
Join Kuwala at an exclusive event by women and for women. Here's your chance to socialize and shop from local women entrepreneurs.
October 26 2015
From tasting new dishes to partaking in wedding festivities, check out what we were up to in beautiful Ghana!
August 13 2015
Most African fabrics have a story behind them and this one is no different. Created by Vlisco in 1936, the Nsu Bura print is a simple design that has become a staple in African fashion.
August 4 2015
From ankara and chitenge prints to dashiki and kente cloths, there were many stylish individuals enjoying the festivities. Check them out!
July 10 2015
From prom to the red carpet, we're taking a look back at some notable people rocking some very gorgeous pieces from brands inspired by Africa.
July 2 2015
A while back, it was announced that An African City is filming season 2 and this news had the ladies at Kuwala smiling from ear to ear! While we're eagerly waiting for the new season, let's look over our favourite styles of season 1.
June 17 2015
In April, Kuwala travelled to London, England, for the Fashion Africa Conference. This was the perfect opportunity to mingle with some very interesting individuals involved in the African fashion industry.
May 27 2015
From vintage clothing to unique home decor, handmade jewelry to African-inspired fashion, join Kuwala at The Everyday collective pop-up shop this June.
May 21 2015
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."
March 18 2015
Earlier this month, South Africa’s top designers revealed their autumn/winter collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg (MBFWJ).
March 5 2015
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.
February 27 2015
The friendly faces, rich natural foods and fantastic weather are some of the things that make Malawi the warm heart of Africa. One of the great things about this hidden treasure is Lake Malawi. There is just something special about the serene clear blue waters, white sandy beaches and tasty chambo (local fish).
February 13 2015
In a mesmerizing fashion film, Senegalese model Kinee Diouf shows off the SS2015 collection from Nigerian label Duro Olowu.
January 21 2015
Great news! Vlisco has launched a new collection called Think! Inspired by Bauhaus' architectural and minimalistic design philosophies, this collection contains a dazzling array of new fabrics and colours.
January 11 2015
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!
December 28 2014
The ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative is scouting the African continent for creative fashion and accessories designers interested in building a global brand that values and is committed to high quality artisanship.
December 16 2014
Dorovee launches a crowd-funding campaign to help build a production centre to house her production team.