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Make it in Africa: Promoting a Socially Responsible Fashion Industry

Make it in Africa: Promoting a Socially Responsible Fashion Industry

If you're a designer looking to enhance the lives of African workers, consider manufacturing your garments and accessories with these factories dedicated to sustainable production and socially responsible practices.
Madiba's signature bold and colorful shirts

Madiba's signature bold and colorful shirts

Nelson Mandela stood out from his political peers in his signature brightly coloured, patterned shirts. Learn more about his signature hand-printed batik shirt.
Stunning African Fashion at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

Stunning African Fashion at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

From Cameroon to Burundi, Kuwala takes a look at the African fashion looks of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
African Fabrics 101: From Angelina Print to Dashiki Shirt

African Fabrics 101: From Angelina Print to Dashiki Shirt

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!

Nicki Minaj and Diddy rocking Kente outfits!

Nicki Minaj and Diddy rocking Kente outfits!

Ghanaian illustrator, Denny Owusu, shows us our favourite celebs rocking traditional African outfits.
African Fabrics 101: Kente Cloth

African Fabrics 101: Kente Cloth

Kente has geometric shapes woven in bright colors along the entire length of the strip. Learn more about this royal cloth.
Oh Chale! Kuwala Takes Ghana!

Oh Chale! Kuwala Takes Ghana!

From tasting new dishes to partaking in wedding festivities, check out what we were up to in beautiful Ghana! 
African Fabrics 101: Nsu Bura

African Fabrics 101: Nsu Bura

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.

Beautiful Chitenges of Malawi

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). 

The Think collection by Vlisco

The Think collection by Vlisco

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.

African Fabrics 101: Part 1

African Fabrics 101: Part 1

With all this talk about African fashion and textiles, we thought to have a blog describing the history and characteristics of some well known African fabrics.

Kuwala hearts Vlisco's Bloom Collection

Kuwala hearts Vlisco's Bloom Collection

Recently, Vlisco unveiled their new ‘Bloom’ collection to the world. This collection is full of stunning pieces made of vibrant Vlisco fabric that screams SPRING IS HERE!