Crystal Mwangi is the lead writer and researcher for the Fashion segment at BEDA. She is currently in a steamy ménage à trois with communications, the arts and business. Also vehemently battling a samosa addiction.
Ed Muyishime is a designer to watch; his use of colour and volume among other elements of the design has carved a unique path for him. It was a no-brainer to schedule a conversation, and I was able to document the memorable interaction. Read More
The fashion industry is directly responsible for about 10% of all carbon emissions and is the second largest consumer of the world’s water supply. The total opposite of sustainability.
In Kenya, sustainable fashion is the modus operandi, with most of the country purchasing mitumba, commonly known as secondhand clothes. They are cheap, easily accessible and most of the purchasers don’t know that they are sustainable. Read More
The most frustrating thing about extractive institutions like Vlisco is, who will check them? Who will keep them accountable for their fervent neo-colonialism and extracting of African culture and resources? Read More