Suno

Tuesday, April 5, 2011












I thought that sadly, these amazing clothes were not made in Africa but it turns out, 70% of the product is manufactured by skilled Kenyan tailors after its developed and designed in the US.  This is a brand called Suno and not only do source fabrics from Kenya, they are putting the African aesthetic back on the map while doing it ethically - they employ Kenyan and Indian crafters to do some of the specialised crafts (not in that sweatshopy kind of way) and also work on developing their skills so that they can teach others. There's been a lot of talk about them recently so I though I would share the reason.  I wish we could stock them.  Go to their fantastic site for more!

8 comments:

xoliquoricexo said...

Incidentally, about 70% of Suno's pieces are actually constructed in Kenya, so these pieces could very well have been made in Africa after all :-) I'd say contact them and see -- anything can happen! Just blogged about their new e-store, btw.

Vuyo said...

the model is just beyond beautiful...

Milisuthando Bongela said...

Oh, I went on their website and it said they are constructed in NY, and so did a friend of mine tell me. That's good news! I would love to stock their stuff.

findingmilkylane said...

Ah man, I'm so fascinated by the dark brown beauty of African skin...
Im in total like...

justourhouse said...

Do we know the model's name and where she's based?

fluidthought said...

I am sooooOO in love with the model (and the clothes of course)... absolute beauty!

Milisuthando Bongela said...

@justhourhouse No unfortunately I don't know the model's name

MalanB™ said...

I love the clothes! They are fab

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