Zuri X S'well = 🌊💗
FIRST, THE DESIGN PROCESS!
The first thing we share with the designer is a mood board, which gives a nice starting point for inspiration and palette!
The team at SOKO have truly shown that it’s possible to produce really well made clothing at scale while prioritizing employee well-being and paying above fair wages and being thoughtful about environmental sustainability and community outreach. They prove day after day that ethical, sustainable manufacturing is possible when putting people and community first, and that the learning never stops in the effort to do good and do better!
BOOK CLUB READ // Open Water, by Caleb Azumah Nelson
|A HUGE thank you to everyone who joined our book club this past Sunday, it was wonderful to see you! We're thrilled to be reconvening on December 12th, at 12PM EST / 9AM PST / 8PM CAT. Ubax & Ndegwa have another great pick for us: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson. A love story between two young Londoners, this debut work from the 26-year-old author offers a poetic & vulnerable exploration of love, art, race, & masculinity. We're so excited to read with you! If you're in Nairobi, don't forget that you get 10% off the book at Cheche! Otherwise, you can find it at our Bookshop :)|
ARTICLES WE'RE READING // Africa’s Last Rare Glaciers May Soon Disappear, Smithsonian Magazine
|For any of us who have been to Mount Kenya or Kilimanjaro, this article will strike a chord. We've seen the effects of drought in Kenya first hand over the last several years, and now more than ever, we must act as individuals, creators and consumers to protect those most vulnerable to climate change.|
WHAT WE'RE WATCHING // Can I Live? by Complicité and Fehinti Balogun
With COP26 happening and experiencing the drought in Kenya first-hand, environmental activisim is very much on our minds! We're really excited about this play that is streaming now by Fehinti Balogun. Combining stunning visuals, hip-hop and spoken word, this performance charts his journey as a Black British man into environmental activism.