A fast growing, hardy, herbaceous plant, hemp is known as the miracle plant. Not to be confused with its psychoactive cousin the cannabis plant, the hemp plant has many uses ranging from industrial to medicinal. This blog will be concentrating on the industrial significance of hemp, specifically in the textile industry. For many years, the … Continue reading Hemp In Kenya: Isn’t It About Time We Ditched Cotton?
Although the intentions were good, the ban wouldn’t have solved the problem, only created a new one. Continue reading Why The Kenyan Ban on Secondhand Clothing Failed
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?