Buy African: Merchants on Long – Africa’s First Concept Store

 

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Exclusively stocking design produced in Africa, Merchants on Long is very high on my list for when I eventually visit Cape Town. It’s really exciting to see how the brand has expanded to now include…

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13 of your Favourite Afri-love Posts in 2013

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I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading these posts and engaging with me. I'm so happy that this blog has given me a platform to meet so many incredible people; to be continuously inspired and; to share the sometimes tough, but always enlightening, lessons that business and life in general throw my way. I look forward to more great discoveries and learning, new relationships and further exchange in 2014!

For this year's round-up, I've decided to do things a little bit different and feature the posts that were most popular each month. Enjoy.

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Buy African: My Miry Shoes

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My Miry is a footwear and accessories brand and brainchild of designer Sara Coulibaly (My Miry translates as 'my thoughts' in the Malinké dialect of Ivory Coast). The brand recently relaunched with the "Precious" collection, featuring 13 unique shoe designs incorporating premium leather, Ankara fabrics. My mum and I picked our favourites to showcase today. From top: Crystal, Amber, Moonstone, Emerald and Onyx.

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Buy African: Shoes and Bags from South of Africa

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Fun with colour, texture and wax print patterns on these shoes and bags from accessories brand, South of Africa, made by Zimbabwe-native, Fikile Dube. Take a look at more designs and buy South of Africa accessories, on Etsy.

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Buy African: Sseko Designs – Accessories and Education

Oftentimes the desire to support African design – and production in general – is there but, the products aren't always very accessible. In this "Buy African" series, I'll be highlighting various outlets to help you turn your intentions into action. 

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