Author: Albert Muthoni

The Craftpreneur is a Made in Kenya brand founded in 2021 by Ms Carole who is also the creative director. Initially the business focused on beautiful Ankara themed aprons, bucket hats and bags but slowly evolved into the 2 main products currently which is Brass Jewelry and Crotchet dolls . This was informed by client […]

 Anchor Leather and Crafts was established in 2018 by Isabell Wambui. The brand specializes in the production of high-quality leather bags and leather accessories. Anchor Leather also produces jewelry, pottery and ceramics. The brands target market is middle to high end customers both local and international. The brand has crea

Kokio is female owned brand that was founded in August 2020 during the pandemic and the name Kokio originates from the summer Hibiscus flower that blooms uniquely to show off its beauty and splendour. The brands pieces are designed with various hues and prints, depicting the Kokio flower. Each piece is thoughtfully designed to f

Dhana Vito was founded in 2018 by Wanjiru Njenga, what began as a hobby in the university to earn a little pocket money for lunch turned into a full-blown business in 2020. Wanjiru who also is a creative person had already been experimenting with sculpture and beadwork at the University before finally discovering metalwork. Sinc

Connie is grateful to Africa Creative Market Global and the United States Department of State for the incredible opportunity to share her expertise and insights on East Africa’s creative industry and empowering Africa’s creative economy through meaningful roundtable discussions. Connie at the Africa Creative Market Global 20

Peni Mbili is a Nairobi-based design studio that was founded in 2018 by visual artist Anthony Muisyo whose key focus was research and reconstruction of old colonial images into his work, Muthama Muisyo his brother and co-founder of the brand assisted in this creative process and the duo formed a formidable team that communicated

The brand Liquid Lemn was founded by Kuiyu  Kang’ari in 2021 and questioned the norms and expectations of modern day fashion in Africa, and sought to create his own identity through his clothing choices. Kuiyu’s vision was to create a brand that would challenge the stereotypes and boundaries of gender, age, and background i

ALEGOHONO is a Nairobi-based contemporary slow fashion brand that is inspired by  diverse cultures and is guided by the principles of art and design. Its core objective is to create everyday essential garments with innovative cuts, with attention to detail resulting in a comfortable, relaxed loose-fit aesthetic look. Sourcing d