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The mission of this collection

For decades, September has been a month to celebrate fashion, with fashion weeks being held across the globe. Brands show their latest collections in the

‘Be better, together – For the planet and the people’   The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have a primary goal of sustainability, the first

Just because face masks are essential doesn’t mean they shouldn’t elevate your style. Handmade from a selection of Africa prints, our Ubuntu face mask is

Flora Collection Coming soon

Two years ago, we made the first sketches for Flora: a new Maakola collection that eliminates the boundaries between our bodies and the natural world.

Threads of freedom

Clothes, like fibers, can build threads that we can wear or we can build. In my TEDx ‘Threads of Freedom’ I shared some of the unpredictable journeys of my garments: journeys that take us from colonial rule to a powerful symbol of African identity; from the women who created the Wax Print industry in West Africa to a performance honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wax Hollandais: African prints with Heart and History

Wax Hollandais: African prints with Heart and History At Maakola, we make and create our custom-made pieces with designs and fabric steeped in meaning. One of

Take-Aways from Reimagining Business Models for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development

Take-Aways from Reimagining Business Models for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development The second webinar of the Conscious Beauty series took place on 26th September and

Lessons Learned From Conscious Beauty: A Matter For The SDGs?

Lessons Learned From Conscious Beauty: A Matter For The SDGs? From the use of technology to lessen our fashion footprint, to the idea of a

Why I’m wearing everything in my closet at least 30 times

Why I’m wearing everything in my closet at least 30 times And why it’s something we all need to do How often do you wear your clothes?

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