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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!

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

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.

Monday, 27 October 2014

African fashion is becoming increasingly popular across the world, as trade in the continent expands its reach to a global market and people internationally are realising more and more that Africa is home to some of the most beautiful styles ever created. As we mentioned in a previous blog, African designs steeped in local tradition are now being adopted by fashion-forward individuals in western countries, such as the Basotho blanket which is now even being stocked by high street stores such as Anthropologie.

Tagged in: African Fashion

Anyone who’s seen TV shows like Dawn O’Porter’s This Old Thing, or has even simply walked down the high street in the past couple of years, will know that vintage clothing is a bigger trend than possibly ever before. Perhaps it’s because of a raised environmental awareness in society encouraging us to reuse clothes that are already out there rather than buy from large brands using resources and making emissions. Maybe it’s simply a fashion. Either way, the only way to dress in 2014 is in authentic outfits with retro pieces. Vintage African outfits offer this unique edge, and then some…

Summer is upon us, and the worldwide festival scene is gearing up to flaunt their colours at this year’s circuit starting at Glastonbury yesterday. Year after year African styles, particularly tribal prints and tropical patterns, top the ‘must-have buy’ lists in every magazine. This year is no different.

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