Posts tagged with ‘african print’

  • Gift Ideas: Afrocentric Accessories

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    I come across so many fabulous designers and makers and in particular African designers and so I decided to start a collection of some of my favourite finds. Kicking off this series of gift ideas is a collection of Afrocentric Accessories which would make great gifts of you are struggling with ideas.

    1. Kanga Print Reversible Snood by Kokoberi. Available on Sapelle.com £15

    2. Necklace by Anita Quansah- POR

    3. Emem Bangles by Ituen Basi. Available on MyAshoMarket.com- £11.99 each

    4. Kita African Fabric Flower Hair Clip & Brooch by Mawusi – £16

    5. Farida Patchwork and Leather Clutch by Gidan Nodza. Available on MyAsho.com- £90

    6. Tamale Print Umbrella by Babatunde- €16

     

    By in Fabulous Finds
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  • How to rock an Ankara print jacket

    Those in the know are aware that prints can actually be very versatile. I personally believe that the numerous colours used in the pattern design allows you to wear your print pieces with so many other colours and with numerous variations.

    Here is an example of one way to do this with an Ankara print jacket. Our humming bird jacket has shades of green, plum red, mustard yellow and various other colours. With this outfit you can wear these shades as block colours for the rest of your pieces.

    So simple, so fun!

    How would you wear yours? Fewer colours? Classic white? Please share.

     

    By in Our Products
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  • Upcycling Workshop with Yinka Ilori

    Yinka Ilori is a East London based designer with a degree in furniture and product design. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that he grew up with as a child. Each piece of furniture that he up-cycles tells a meaningful, yet humorous story which can be shared with people throughout the world.

    Yinka Ilori Up-Cycling Workshop

    He is running his 3rd series of up-cycling workshops starting in May! You’ll get the chance to upcycle your own chair in his studio in the heart of East London! You’ll get the opportunity to up-cycle your own chair inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables you select and decide to work with! It’s a fun experience where you learn about the art of storytelling through Nigerian parables.

    You’ll be musically inspired with sweet African music while working on your chairs and possibly luckily for you in this series there will be a live talking drummer throughout the series playing the parables while you work!

    Get involved!

    EMAIL: hello@yinkailori.com

    WEBSITE: www.yinkailori.com

    FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/yinksdesigns

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  • Urbanknit at the Southbank Centre

    As part of Africa Utopia our gorgeous print and batik Bee bags are available in the Festical Terrace Shop at the Southbank Centre for the whole of July.

    So if you are in the neighbourhood, do stop by and have a look!

     

     

    Address:

    Southbank Centre, Festival Terrace
    Belvedere Road
    London SE1 8XX
    Area: Southwark

    020 7921 0771

    Nearest Transit Stations:

    Waterloo, Embankment, Westminster

    Hours:

    Mon-Fri 10:00 – 21:00

    Sat 10:00 – 20:00

    Sun 12:00 – 20:00

    By in Events & News, Our Products
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