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Incredible artisanship from Ghana and Kenya, to Tanzania, South-Africa and the UK were featured.
Fashion, jewellery, homewear, accessories, prints and African food were on sale at the event.
The Africa Pop-Up Store promoted the culture and communities of Africa and brought together a range of brands including:
- MaXhosa by Laduma is a distinctive knitwear that is rooted in Laduma Ngxokolo's journey into creating Xhosa-inspired knitwear @
- Òkun, beachwear provides designer mens & boys swim shorts and board shorts that are a vibrant fusion of luxury swimwear and African print @
- Fondation Jean-Felicien Gacha @FondationJFG
- AAKS, handcrafted in Ghana, AAKS creates bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterised by bright exuberant colours @
- Jekkah, is the ethical brand born in The Gambia, based in London. Designing and producing African-inspired streetwear in The Gambia @
- Rokus London, is an independent jewellery brand that fuses African cultures and arts @
- Debut collection of prints by French-Cameroonian illustrator @iamannelise
- Tales of Thread, Beautiful sleepwear, Ethically Made @
- Afro Beauty Culture, Cards using indigenous African print fabric @
- Sapellé, Lifestyle brand offering designed contemporary fashion @
- Eat Jollof, Provides a modern and creative culinary @
- Gitas Portal, Fashion bread specialising in ready to wear apparel and accessories @
Following this launch, ‘The Africa Pop-Up Store’ opened to the public for 3 days from December 16-18. This is the first in a series of events planned at Arch 29, Union Street, SE1 OLR, one of two Arch spaces linked to the new Africa Centre site.