Zuri Dispatch 12.07.21 // They're mitt-errific!

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We first met Claire Munyae (right) a few years ago when she reached out to us about using our Ma3 print fabric for clothing that she was making in Nairobi. She made some incredible bomber jackets and we've kept in touch ever since! When we were brainstorming what might be fun to make for the holidays, oven mitts were top of mind and we reached out to Claire to see if she could produce them at her workshop in Nairobi! Once we started working, we were delightfully surprised to find out that Khamisi (left), who would primarily be making the mitts, was a student at the Stitching Academy, a non-profit operated by the lovely team at SOKO Kenya, where your dresses are all made!
 We're so thrilled to share these VERY LIMITED super fun oven mitts and potholders with you, and we hope that you love them as much as we do!


Did Someone say PARTY? 

What a year it's been! 2022 is just around the corner and we can't think of a better way to celebrate this past year and all its twists and turns than with a (virtual) holiday party! Here are the deets:

Where: Wherever! (On Zoom :)
When: December 19, 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST / 9 PM CAT

GIVING UPDATE // Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund

We're so grateful for your continued support through your mask purchases! We're so excited that we were able to contribute $1,300 to the University Settlement last month to support their incredible work supporting communities across the Lower East Side. This month we will be donating proceeds from our masks to the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, a grassroots organization fighting for reproductive justice in Mississippi.

WHAT WE'RE READING // What Abortion Access Looks Like in Mississippi: One Person at a Time by Zoë Beery

With the Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v Wade through upholding Mississippi's abortion ban, this article gives some context on the impact of this ban in Mississippi, particularly on poor women and women of color, and highlights the work of the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund, a grassroots organization offering financial assistance and support help women access abortions in Mississippi. Well worth a read!

WHAT WE'RE READING // BOOK CLUB PICK // Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

The Che Che x Zuri book club is back this weekend! We're meeting this coming Sunday, Dec. 19th, to discuss Caleb Azumah Nelson's debut novella, Open Water. At only a little over 100 pages, there's still time to grab a copy and join us for the discussion if you're interested! We'd love to see you :)


As the Supreme Court considers Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, we're reflecting on a question Justice Sonia Sotomayor's posed: "Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?" The 5-4 Podcast takes on this question and how the law has been shaped by politics, and how in many ways the system is severely broken. It's a thought-provoking and informative listen, and if you, like us, are feeling really frustrated and angry at the moment we're in, this podcast won't make you feel better, but it'll help you better understand how we got here.

WHO WE'RE LISTENING TO // T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo

Compiled by label boss and DJ Miles Cleret, the tracks in this album span the most productive period in the Benin based band's history. This collection includes a mixture of 1970's Afro-funk as well as Afro-Latin and Cuban influences. All we can say is: get your dancing shoes ready!


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