What ‘Made in China’ Really Means for Africa
We all own a product branded with a discreet ‘Made in China’ stamp; in our closet, our kitchen, our bathroom, in our bags, in the car…anywhere and everywhere. Most of the time we’re unconsciously aware of this, perhaps because Chinese products have become so ubiquitous. Our favourite department stores often source our plush polyblend sweaters, our non-stick frying pans, the latest domestic gizmo, our kids shirts branded with the latest Disney character, and the like. We buy these products primarily because they’re affordable and not outwardly cheap. We buy them, because there are very few places left where a ‘Made in China’ product has not yet penetrated. Continue reading What ‘Made in China’ Really Means for Africa
What You Need to Know About African vs African-Inspired Fabrics:
Africa has always been a rich reservoir of inspiration for creative industries across the world, sometimes to its benefit and at other times to its detriment. As the African fashion and art sector begins to take shape across the continent, questions about African textiles and their importance have become all the more prevalent. Given that African fabric lies at the core of what we do here at ONEOFEACH, I wanted to share a few thoughts about African and African-inspired fabrics. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Like Mother, Like Daughter: ONEOFEACH
ONEOFEACH is the brainchild of a mother and daughter duo, the success of which would not have been made possible without the expert design experience of my mother, and the discerning, contemporary eye that I bring. So in celebration of the unique bond that has led to the birth of many such businesses, we bring you the Like Mother, Like Daughter series, where we’ll profile mother-daughter founders, pioneers, and creators. Here’s our story.
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A warm welcome to all our ONEOFEACH patrons, and compliments of the New Year! It’s such a relief to finally settle into 2018 and introduce what we hope will be the first of many posts and stories.
With so much happening at ONEOFEACH, we hardly get a moment to wind down and gather our thoughts. But nothing kicks off the New Year than a positive resolution to commit to, and so this year we hope to share all things ONEOFEACH with our new blog.
Here we’ll share our latest collections, unique and inspiring stories, our thoughts and opinions, as well as fashion tips and hacks to keep you motivated. So keep an eye out for new posts every week , for this is a resolution we’re sure to keep.
Please also subscribe to our upcoming newsletter, follow us on social media, and if you’re ever at the V&A or passing through Hout Bay, do pop-in for a visit, we’d love to meet you.
Here’s to a new and exciting journey!