Katungulu Mwendwa - Kenya
designs timeless, transcendent casual and semi-formal wear that extends beyond any season. Experimenting with modern techniques, innovative fabrics and traditional methods.
Katungulu studied fashion in the United Kingdom where upon completion, returned home to Kenya to pursue the creation of her own contemporary fashion line.
Stockist include: Independent boutiques across Europe.
Mayamiko - Malawi
The Label is an ethical and sustainable woman's wear and lifestyle brand, producing clothes, accessories and homeware, lovingly made in Malawi by a team of locally trained tailors, pattern cutters and seamstresses.
Our collections are cross-seasonal and are inspired by African artisanal traditions and prints, with ethical trading and sustainability at our core. collections are designed for the global modern woman, while giving ode to their birthplace through the use of traditional African techniques and locally printed fabrics, locally referred to as Chitenje.
Stcokist: Exclusive online and independent boutiques.
Tribal Textiles - Zambia
Naturally dyed home textiles
Tribal Textiles works to create sustainable impact through creativity and craftsmanship by going beyond fair wages, reinvesting in community-strengthening initiatives, and supporting local wildlife conservation.
From design to production, they minimise environmental impact by sourcing locally, using sustainable materials, and repurposing waste. Supporting livelihoods locally and working towards living wages.
Stockist: Collaborations with Selfridges UK and independents in UK and Europe.
Vivo Barefoot Soul of Africa Range - Ethiopia
The Ababa and Addis shoes pay homage to the original humans of the Rift Valley.
Hand-stitched in Ethiopia by Soul of Africa, a social enterprise facilitating the provision of employment, knowledge transfer and income generation through shoemaking, creating sustainable supply chains and supporting community projects.
PMIA certified including full social compliance audit 2019.
Stockist: Exclusive to Vivo barefoot.
Hadithi Crafts - Kenya
These unique baskets are made out of sisal which is grown either on farms belonging to the basket weavers, or else purchased from sisal estates. Sisal is an exceptionally durable and strong material and grows well in harsh Kenyan climates
When you buy Hadithi handicrafts, you are actively helping to provide an income for over 1100 ladies from an agricultural community.
Current stockists: Independent stores Ireland.
Lulea - Kenya
Leather bags and accessories.
Founded by award-winning, internationally acclaimed premium leather and accessories designer, Edmond Chesneau, Luxury Leather Africa (LULEA) is an enterprise for social impact.
The workshop is based in Thika, Kenya and specialises in training local craftspeople to be masters in the creation of luxury leather goods of outstanding quality for the global market.
Leather sourced from gold standard tannery.
Stockist include: Edun, high-end designer collaborations and independent boutiques.