Buy African: Stitch Sainte Luce Embroidered Fashion and Home Furnishings

I managed to escape my stand at the Women of the World festival marketplace last weekend, to have a look at all the other beautiful crafts on offer. I was particularly mesmerised by one incredibly vibrant table – the photo above represents merely a quarter of the space!

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Stitch Sainte Luce produces hand-embroidered belts, bracelets, cushion covers, tablet and e-reader cases, bags, purses, cards and more.

 

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Buy African: Madwa – Accessories and Home Furnishings Inspired by African Craft Traditions

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The 10th London African Music Festival is still underway

The 10th London African Music Festival began on Friday 14th September and if you haven't yet had a chance to check out any of the performances, you still have time. The following shows are taking place between now and the festival close on Saturday 29th September:

TONIGHT: SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER | 7.30pm 
 

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Mar Y Sol fashion accessories

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Mar Y Sol is a cross-cultural, cross-continental collaboration between artisans in Madagascar and artists in the US. Materials sustainably sourced from Madagascar's forests are used to create vibrant, playful fashion accessories. "Trade not aid", economic independence for the artisans and environmental conservation are the intended byproducts of Mar Y Sol's designs.

Madagascar Independence Day

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It's the golden anniversary of Madagascar's independence from France however, given the ongoing political crisis, celebrations may be bittersweet. Nevertheless, in the Afri-love spirit of reflection and optimism, we're celebrating with a taste of things Malagasy. 

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