Katungulu Mwendwa - Kenya
KATUSH's designs are timeless; transcendent casual and semi-formal wear that extends beyond any season.
Modern techniques, innovative fabrics and traditional methods.
Katungulu studied fashion in the UK and returned home to Kenya to pursue the creation of her own contemporary fashion line.
Stockists: Independent boutiques across Europe.
Mayamiko - Malawi
A sustainable womenswear and lifestyle brand lovingly made in Malawi by a team of locally trained tailors, pattern cutters and seamstresses.
The collections are cross-seasonal and are inspired by African artisanal traditions and prints.
Designed for global modern women such as Meghan Markle.
Uses traditional African techniques and locally printed fabrics colloquially known as Chitenje.
Stockists: 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, they reinvest in community-strengthening initiatives and support local wildlife conservation.
From design to production, they minimise environmental impact by sourcing locally, using sustainable materials, and repurposing waste.
Stockists: Collaborations with Selfridges UK and independents in UK and Europe.
Vivo Barefoot Soul of Africa Range - Ethiopia
High-quality leather and canvas shoes that support communities in Ethiopia.
The Ababa and Addis shoes pay homage to the original humans of the Rift Valley.
Hand-stitched in Ethiopia by the social enterprise Soul of Africa, these shoes provide employment and skills training through shoemaking, creating sustainable supply chains.
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 products, you are actively helping to provide an income for over 1100 women from an agricultural community in rural Kenya.
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.
Leather sourced from a Kenyan LWG gold-standard tannery.
Stockists: High-end designer collaborations and independent boutiques.