Adèle Dejak is at the forefront of the African luxury movement as it draws on rich African heritage creating ethically made products which celebrate beauty and design as well as a strong emphasis on sustainability and giving back into the communities they were made in. The pieces are handmade in Nairobi using materials sourced from across the African continent. A fusion of African and European influences are created by some of the most talented artisans in Kenya.
Founded by designer Charlotte Lefebvre after moving to Kenya with her husband in 2008, Bush Princess is a socially responsible brand of handmade bags and accessories. Combining European aesthetic and Kenyan traditional savoir-faire and craftsmanship, the collection of timeless pieces has universally appealing designs. High quality leather and handmade bags are made in a socially responsible environment in Kenya. A collection of timeless pieces can be carried in the Kenyan bush or in a big city anywhere in the world, from Downtown Nairobi to safari hopping and exploring new horizons.
Inspired by African and Middle Eastern ornamentation, PICHULIK creates statement pieces for bold and courageous women. The South African accessories house is a Vogue regular and featured among its ten African brands to watch. Inspired by her travels, books she has read, people she has met, as well as patterns, shapes and palettes she has seen, Katherine-Mary Pichulik creates neckpieces and accessories for brazen women. Her PICHULIK label is committed to turning this inspiration into bespoke, wearable pieces that re-conceptualize the tribal, African aesthetic.
Aiming to redefine new luxury and the aesthetics of ethical fashion, the SOKO collection is the perfect fusion of high quality, contemporary design which embodies handmade techniques and sustainable materials. SOKO works daily with artisan entrepreneurs to build their businesses, improve production capacity and sustainably increase income. Heritage practices are employed sustainably so that artisans use locally sourced and eco-friendly materials wherever possible, with recycled brass and reclaimed cow horn and bone featuring predominately in the collection to offer jewellery with a story.