Posts tagged with ‘summer’

  • Summer ready with a Bee Bag

    We have a brand new selection of Bee Bags in stock, just in time for the summer, lovely weather and sunshine days.

    The Bee bag is so called because its great for buzzing around. For shopping, going to the park, books and magazines or to swap your trainers when you get to work (yes, we all do it!). Anything really, you make it what you want it to be. The wide straps make it a comfortable to carry on the shoulder.

    Choose between Ankara print or batik versions. Muted or colourful? What’s your flavour?

    Green-Eleko-Bee-Bag

    Green Eleko Adire Bee Bag

    Bee-Bag

    Bumble Bee Bag

    Orange Batik Tote

    Orange Batik Tote

    Blue Shell Ankara Tote

    Blue Shell Ankara Tote

    By in The Store and Studio
    Urbanknit
  • Looking for a Beach Bag? Check out Urbanknit Tommy Totes

    Yes! Summer has officially arrived and here in London it actually feels like it! It was officially the hottest day of the year yesterday and it was glorious.

    • Towel
    • Suntan lotion
    • Sunglasses
    • Flip-flops
    • Swimsuit
    • Food
    • Book to read
    • iPod

    Answered check! to everything on the list? Now where do you put it all? 

    We have got the perfect solution in our large and funky Tommy Tote. Its is large and will fit everything you need for a day out at the beach, a picnic in the park or a music festival with friends. Measuring 50 cm across (20inches) and 33cm high (13 inches) this is a super-sized tote. It also has internal pockets so smaller items won’t go astray.

    Berry Stripe Tommy Tote

    It also works perfect for grocery shopping so you don’t have to use those plastic bags (you know the ones you have no use for once you are home that just live permanently under the kitchen sink).

    The Tommy totes are made from a thick woven fabric known as Aso-oke which is similar in texture to denim.

    Durable, roomy, funky, eco-friendly, what more could you ask for!

    Jubilee tote2

    Check out more totes here: http://www.urbanknit.com/product-category/bags/totes/

     

     

    By in Our Products
    Urbanknit
  • Africa Utopia at the Southbank Centre

    Africa Utopia is a month-long festival of music, theatre, film, literature, dance, fashion, talks and debates programmed by Southbank Centre in conjunction with renowned Senegalese singer and human-rights campaigner Baaba Maal, as part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of the World with MasterCard.

    Throughout the festival there are performances by iconic musicians who share Baaba Maal’s belief in the power of music for social change. You can also hear from writers who provide insight into the reality of contemporary African culture. Meanwhile an invited group of young delegates – guided by ‘elders’ including Baaba Maal and Lemn Sissay – explore how art projects can be mobilized to bring about social change. Come along, join in and be part of this brand new festival!

    Some of the other highlights of the celebration are

    African on the Catwalk– A fashion show by Ola Shobowale and Sabrina Henry showcasing designers like Bestow Elan (Ghana/UK), Chichia London (Tanzania/UK), Eki Orleans (Nigeria/UK), Madam Wokie (Sierra Leone), Kezia Frederick (UK), and MO SAÏQUE Shoes (Ghana/UK).

    More Than Zebra Print- African Fashion Panel– Talking African fashion and its current and future influence on the industry.

    The Ultimate Afrobeats Utopia–  DJ Edu, DJ Neptizzle and Sef Kombo playing the Naija Pop, Azonto Rythmns, Kuduro, Kizomba and the funkiest beats from around the continent.

    For more information please visit: www.soutbankcentre.co.uk

     

    By in Events & News
    Urbanknit
  • The Afro Jubilee Shopper Tote

    This summer marks 60 years of The Queen’s reign in the United Kingdom and beyond. As the Diamond Jubilee celebrations kick off this weekend, we thought we’d give an African twist to the Jubilee celebrations and here it is.

    The Jubilee shopper is made using ‘Aso-oke’ which is a loom-woven textile from Nigeria in West Africa. It is hand woven and the finished strips are usually sewn together to make clothing. The textile is worn during special occasions like weddings, festivals, coronations and so on making it just the perfect material to use!

    This large shopper is roomy and perfect for a day out in the park as it’ll fit your blanket and everything else. It would also make a great alternative to plastic bags for your grocery shopping.

    Check it out here

     

    By in The Store and Studio
    Urbanknit