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Weekly Newsletter Jan 21, 2020

Hello from Nairobi!

We're so happy to be back in Nairobi all together, and there was no better welcome than to go straight from the airport to Wasp and Sprout for a photoshoot and to see Ashleigh, Natacha, Nina and Angela looking radiant as ever in our dresses!

Angela, who you are all familiar with in photos (she's on the far right in the photo above), is a co-owner of Wasp and Sprout, a lovely cafe and shop located in the western part of Nairobi, and also a home goods designer and curator! We love spending time here, and would highly recommend a stop if you're in town!

 

 

 

 

 

No visit to Nairobi is complete without a stop at Kuona Artists Collective. Artists work and show out of converted shipping containers scattered across the property, and this is where one of our favorite artists, Dennis Muraguri has his studio! It's an incredibly inspiring place to wander and learn!

 

 

 

 

 

We always make sure to stop in and say hi to Flo and her team, who made our very first dress and continue to work with us for prototyping! Say hello to Roy, who helped to cut and stitch our first dress! Fun fact, we got to know Flo because her workshop was across the hall from my bakery!

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO // JANUARY PLAYLIST

Here's a little treat to warm up those long January nights! A selection of some of our favorite tunes from Mali and beyond, it's perfect for an evening by the fire or a cozy Sunday afternoon, wherever in the world you may be!

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Weekly Newsletter Dec 31, 2019

Happy New Year!!

As we look forward to the new year, we want to take a moment and reflect on the last. We're really proud of what we accomplished in 2019, from launching our first custom wax print designed in collaboration with Kenyan artist Dennis Muraguri and printed in Ghana, to developing new hand-dyed textiles with Cheikhnouna's team in Dakar, to popping up in Paris and London, with lots more in between. 

As we think about the future, want to hear from YOU! What can we do better? What do you want more or less of? What should we change? We want to hear it all, so tell us!

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO // 🎹 New Year's PLAYLIST

A little New Year's treat from us to you! For those of you who love the music playing in our shops, this playlist is a selection of some of our favorite tracks. Enjoy!!

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Weekly Newsletter Dec 13, 2019

Kikoy and Shuka Style Guide!

Not sure how to wear your kikoy or shuka? We have some ideas, and would love to hear yours! These cozy, made in Kenya fabrics are perfect for snuggling around as a scarf, or using around the house! As the holiday season approaches, we can't recommend these enough as (self)gifts that you'll be using for years to come!

PS! For our Europe-based customers, our Bits & Bobs page is live and we've got lots of fun goodies ready to go!

 

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO // WOYEZ

Caveat: this album won't be for everyone! That being said, listening to Woyez will do one of two things. Either: a) you will achieve flow state, in which case, you're welcome; or b) it will induce transient hypofrontality, in which case, you're welcome. 

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Weekly Newsletter Nov 26, 2019

THANKFUL FOR YOU!

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t's a privilege and pleasure that we get to do the work that we do, and all of it is thanks to you! From the wonderful fabric vendors that we work with in Tanzania, to our incredible production team in Kenya, to our teams in NY, SF and London, to you, our community around the world, we are all so grateful for each other and that we have the opportunity to weave this beautiful tapestry of a community together with you! <3

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO! // PRINCE NIKO MBARGA

Were you just thinking about how there is a Prince Niko Mbarga shaped hole in your heart? Please, ALLOW US TO FILL IT. Relax, sit back, and let your stress melt away. Best enjoyed while cooking.

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Weekly Newsletter Nov 19, 2019

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO! // Modern Ancestors by Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy came into the shop and bought a dress for a performance at SF Jazz that our very own Inja ALREADY had tickets to attend! The only conclusion to be drawn here is as follows: women with both exceptional talent in music and exceptional taste in music wear Zuri. If you haven't heard her music, it's not too late to join group B!

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