Is it Kwaheri for Mitumba in East Africa?

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?”

How a Fundi Saved My Wedding

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 allContinue reading “How a Fundi Saved My Wedding”

Wedding Under the Kenyan Sky

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 thereContinue reading “Wedding Under the Kenyan Sky”