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TWO marvellous full days of African culture & fashion

TWO marvellous full days of African culture & fashion

We had an amazing time celebrating at Afrofest in Toronto. Check out some of our most memorable style moments at this iconic African festival.
How She Hustles Fall Social & Pop-Up Shop

How She Hustles Fall Social & Pop-Up Shop

Join Kuwala at an exclusive event by women and for women. Here's your chance to socialize and shop from local women entrepreneurs. 
Pop-up Shop: Habari Africa Festival & Summer Cocktail Reception

Pop-up Shop: Habari Africa Festival & Summer Cocktail Reception

It's August and we're still setting up pop-up shops in the 6ix (thanks Drake!). Come find Kuwala at some of the chicest events in the city. 
Pop-up Shop: The Everyday (June)

Pop-up Shop: The Everyday (June)

From vintage clothing to unique home decor, handmade jewelry to African-inspired fashion, join Kuwala at The Everyday collective pop-up shop this June.
Pop-up Shop: The Politics of Black Hair

Pop-up Shop: The Politics of Black Hair

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."

After a Year of Learning and Growing, Kuwala Turns One!

After a Year of Learning and Growing, Kuwala Turns One!

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!

Find Us at the Holiday Pop-Ups (2014)

Find Us at the Holiday Pop-Ups (2014)

In order to serve you better, we're happy to announce that we've added 2 additional pop-up locations for this holiday season.

Black Market by Black Artists' Network in Dialogue

Black Market by Black Artists' Network in Dialogue

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.

TADC: Private Holiday Sale

TADC: Private Holiday Sale

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. 

Fundraising for a Good Cause at Manyatta Cares (2014)

Fundraising for a Good Cause at Manyatta Cares (2014)

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.

Let's talk about Afrikadey!

Let's talk about Afrikadey!

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.

African Fashion Week Toronto 2014

African Fashion Week Toronto 2014

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.

Street Style at AfroFest

Street Style at AfroFest

We were at Afrofest this past weekend enjoying the sites and sounds of Africa. From the young to the young at heart, we spoke to the fashionable individuals that were wearing African clothing.
Pop-up Shop: #AfroChic2014

Pop-up Shop: #AfroChic2014

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.

Pop-up Shop: #MissAfropolitan2014

Pop-up Shop: #MissAfropolitan2014

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.