This year’s Swahili Society USA Gala Dinner held on Nov 2, showcased two designers’ original work. The first showcase was by Ashubira Designs, whose designer is a young collage senior from Bowie State University, Maryland USA. The second was designs by Mama Mitindo- Ms Asya of Texas, USA. Held at the Lanham Maryland Best Western … Continue reading The Swahili Society USA Gala 2019| Fashion Show
According to the Business Daily article Tailors stitch a come back in Kenya tailor popularity is making a return. Below is a summary of the article Summary Many shoppers shifted their attention to small business malls popularly known as ‘‘exhibition’’ which stocked huge consignments of cheap imported clothes from China and a host of other … Continue reading Tailors In Kenya Might Be Making a Comeback, But How Can We Make Them The Mainstay?
Is this the boon the fabric industry has been waiting for? Should Kitenge tailors, designers and creatives rejoice? The second hand clothing business is a major employer in the informal sector of East Africa. Over 62% of middle and lower income urban Kenyans buy mitumba, this is according to an Ipsos survey conducted in 2013. … Continue reading Is it Kwaheri for Mitumba in East Africa?
In July of 2017 I had my Kenyan traditional wedding. I planned it with help from a wedding planner, which made things a little easier. However, this is blog not about that. This is about the unsung heroes that are the neighborhood tailors, locally known as fundis! To catch you up, we had gotten all … Continue reading How a Fundi Saved My Wedding
The Concept We’d always wanted a small and intimate ceremony, a modern affair with a hint of tradition. As big proponents of local business, we sought to utilize as much locally sourced goods and services as we possibly could. I wanted to use local designers, tailors, vendors and even local menu options – therefore there … Continue reading Wedding Under the Kenyan Sky