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Monday, 26 February 2018
Revitalizing the ancient craft of African basket weaving Behind our funky baskets lies a beautiful story of African weavers. Through community projects, training and hard work, ground-breaking company Design Afrika supports Northern Ndebele women to showcase their craft of basket weaving and the richness of Matabele culture. Discover Africa through the hands of its artisans ! Shop our beautiful baskets HERE    ...

Friday, 07 July 2017

Friday, 07 July 2017

Sunday, 20 March 2016
 Check out our new delicate tableware, inspired by African nature. ...

Soon enough Autumn and Winter trends will be left behind and we’ll be heading towards Spring and Summer 2016. AtLalibella, we hold an extensive range ofhigh quality handbags to wear on the shoulder, to carry luggage and a selection of clutch bags to use for the evening.

Tagged in: African Bags

Laduma Ngxokolo's fantastic creations are today to be found on We are very proud to be working with him and be able to show the new "Rising star of African Design" (Vogue Italia). Here our founders Stephanie Ferrario and StefaniaCalice at a Bottletop celebration of African vibes. Laduma is wearing one of his bestselling designs. Jump quickly to our Fashion page and check out his knitwear pencil skirts in sexy African patterns.

One of many forms of adornment used among the Eastern and African communities, beadwork is arguably the most popular. With the arrival of vibrant coloured beads from Europe in the 19th century, African jewellery underwent a vast transformation. Gone were the bone, wood and ostrich eggshell materials that had historically been so vital in creating ornaments. African communities had now developed a new way of crafting the pieces that would later play such an important role in the social life of their people.

Tagged in: African Jewellery

Due to a combination of natural resources and superb craftsmanship, African jewellery has a lofty reputation the world over. Not only is the quality second to none, the beauty and variety of piecesdoes not fail to dazzle.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Here at Lalibella, we’re passionate about producing, collaborating and selling the best in design and craft from countries across Africa. While everyone enjoys to treat themselves from time to time, there is nothing like giving to others and that’s why Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

There was a time when the influence of Africa on mainstream fashion amounted to the occasional appropriated 'ethnic' print in a western designer's collection. But a new breed of consumers are embracing designers from Africa and its diaspora, and African designers and tastemakers are feeding into the global fashion dialogue.

Friday, 18 September 2015

As the days begin to get shorter and the temperature cools, there’s no denying that autumn is here. One of the best things about this time of year is the opportunity to restock your wardrobe, with autumn/winter fashions. This year, there are some unmistakable African fashion influences in the new season’s style. Let’s take a look at some of the key trends…

As the popular saying goes, it’s the little things that count. This couldn’t be more true than when it comes to the home – or rather, the act of making a house a home. The feeling when you find the perfect key rack, when you finally hang that mirror or fix the kitchen cabinet - no matter what else happens that day, you feel accomplished and organised.

Tagged in: Baskets

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

As the days get longer and the sun gets hotter, you need to think about protecting your eyes. However, before you head off to buy yet another pair of plastic sunglasses that won’t last the season, take a moment to consider what your choice in eyewear says about you. Investing in something classic that will last is the perfect way to make an informed, eco-friendly choice, and a pair of iconic sunglasses is a great asset to any wardrobe. As a continent that is known for beating the heat in style, African fashion offers a fantastic assortment of stunning, practical sunglasses for you to try.

Thursday, 16 April 2015
Set yourself apart from the high street crowd with our fabuloulsy unique Summer Bags.  The Made tote bag in tan leather is a practical yet chic city bag for the summer with stunning details and brass accessories. It has a "little brother" in it's omonymous cross-body bag...worn over the shoulder with your best outfits this Summer. The Baba week-end bags were such a success this winter, that we came up with all new bright colors ;...

It’s time for every fashion-conscious girl or guy to start planning their outfits for spring and summer. As the temperatures rise and the sun shines longer every day, you’ll want a wardrobe that suits the switching mood. But how do you make sure both your spring and summer wear gets you the right kind of attention? Here are 4 steps to follow:

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Whilst jewellery is an important symbol of style in any country, African jewellery can be considered special, as it is a style that has become popular all over the world, and never seems to go out of fashion. African jewellery tends to be fairly large and bold, making it an ideal statement piece for any stylish woman, whatever the season. Here are some top facts about African jewellery.

Friday, 30 January 2015

An African bag is the perfect accessory to add a unique edge to your outfit. Whether you are looking for a simple, classic design or a bright, beautiful print that just exudes African fashion, you are in the right place. If you thought that African bags were only fit for the summer months or the festival fields, you will be happy to find that in fact our range of bags suits every single occasion. Here are our top picks to take you from work to play, every day.

Tagged in: Bags Fashion

African fashion prints have been a staple of the clothing industry for many years, often returning with force in the summer months. But African jewellery and fashion pieces are not simply the reserve of the festival months, they are also wonderful additions to your evening wardrobe. Colourful clutch bags, intricately beaded sandals and stunning crafted jewellery can transform an outfit for a night out or special meal to make you feel fabulous.

Friday, 05 December 2014

When you think of winter wardrobe staples, what comes to mind? Thick knits, warm boots, scarves and hats? When planning a winter outfit, we might envisage crisp, cold days wrapped up in thick materials, looking for inspiration in Scandinavian countries, perhaps. But did you know that in fact some of the most amazing winter pieces originate from typically sunny climes? African fashion is becoming increasingly popular on Autumn/Winter catwalks because of the incredibly high-quality materials from the colder regions of the continent and vibrant styles.

Tagged in: African Fashion Winter

Autumn and winter is all about glamming up with a bit of sparkling jewellery for the party season. But this year, don’t opt for the standard silver pendants, add a touch of African fashion to accessorise your outfits and really express your personality through the cooler months. Stand out from the crowd with a statement piece that looks that little bit different, and has a whole story of its own to tell. We have just released an exclusive new range of African jewellery for the season, in which every piece is handmade by talented African artisans. Here are a few of our favourite pieces from the collection that could transform your winter wardrobe.

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