31 Bits: Exquisite Recycled Paper Jewelry, Made by Ugandan Artisans

PAPER CHASERS The artisans behind 31 Bits repurpose paper from posters, advertisements, and even textbook pages, which they tear into long strips, roll into tight beads, and then coat…

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Diesel, EDUN Collaborate on African-Made Sustainable Denim Line

AFRICA ALLIANCE The co-designers didn’t have to look far for inspiration. The four-pocket jean of the 1970s, popular on the streets of South Africa (and reinterpreted using raw,…

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Katie Holmes Fronts Tommy Hilfiger's "Millennium Promise" Collection

PROMISES TO KEEP The Promise Collection, which uses textiles and materials procured from all over the continent, draws its inspiration from various forms of traditional African dress.…

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Vegan, Eco-Friendly Men's Trench Coat Made From Leathery Tree Bark

“Barkcloth” takes on a whole new meaning when you involve actual trees, specifically the Mutaba (Ficus natalensis) in Uganda. It’s this arboreal textile that makes up…

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LED-Equipped Solar Timbuk2 Bag Creates a FLAP at PopTech

Attendees at this year’s PopTech conference in Camden, Maine, were handed the Swag Bag to End All Swag Bags on Thursday: a messenger that transforms into a portable, solar-powered…

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