Friday, December 3, 2010

Made in Africa: Nicole Miller + Cocoki, Rwanda


Nicole Miller's collaboration with Rwanda-based co-op, Cocoki

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Several buzz words pop up when Africa and Fashion are mentioned in the same sentence. Everything from tribal to global to ethnic and nomad. More recently, we've noticed fair trade, eco-friendly and co-ops pop up every now again. Case in point: earlier this year, it was Rachel Roy and Fairwinds. Then our spotlight moved to Diane Von Furstenberg and Vital Voices. Catherine Malandrino too stocked pieces from South Africa based Monkeybiz Bead Project. Now, we turn the spotlight to Nicole Miller's collaboration with Indego Africa, featuring vibrant bangles made by a Rwanda-based women's co-op, Cocoki. Not only does this collaboration promote the "Made in Africa" movement, economic empowerment and cross-border trade, it's also a brilliant platform to take the work of talented women in a little corner of Africa that much closer to the mainstream. We love.

Get your set of 3 bangles here for $25.

XO

1 comment:

J'Adore Fashion said...

those are so cute! love the colors...great for spring! xoxo