Mapping Our Own World

By Amandla Karungi Uganda’s fashion industry has come a long way from the days when just shoving kitenge material onto anything would do as fashion. We are now experimenting with new material and designs, including a modern take on an ancient material which comes from the bark of a tree; bark cloth by African designer José […]

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Who Am I?

By Natasha Museveni Karugire My name is, or (as we say in Uganda) my names are (because there are many) Natasha Lynette Nyinancwende Kainembabazi Museveni Karugire. “Natasha” because my mother had read War and Peace, the literary classic by Russian author Leo Tolstoy, while she was pregnant with me. Natasha was one of the main characters. And also because I […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Gloria Wavamunno

  • by Salha Kaitesi
  • Jun 17, 2013
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EA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Gloria Wavamunno, I am the Artistic Director of GloRia WavaMunno, a women’s wear fashion label. I am from Kampala, Uganda and I am also based there. I studied Fashion and Fashion Marketing/Business in London. My brand has been in production for five years […]

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Chitenge: Our Identity

African fashion is exploding right now. The use of African patterns, the African landscape being etched on pottery, woven baskets adorning the centre pieces of a lot of western homes, wooden salad bowls, wire mesh men on bicycles, the list goes on. The celebration of Africa is under way. Everyone has sat up and paid attention, most […]

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