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Accessories: Taisir Gibreel Kaleidoscopic Silk Scarves

Taisir Gibreel [Sudan] [Image credit: Taisir Gibreel – Vermillion Scotch Abstract Silk Scarf – Gallery Q] Taisir Gibreel is a luxury accessories label that celebrates colour, culture, and diversity. The label was founded by Scottish based textile designer, Taisir Gibreel, whose designs are a visual feast of intense kaleidoscopic colour combined with bold striking patterns. Born to a Sudanese father and English mother, Taisir was raised in Sudan, and now resides in Scotland having moved to the country to pursue a degree in textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, where she specialised in Print and […]

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Jewellery: Maya Antoun’s Stunning Jewellery Creations 

Maya Antoun [Sudan] Fluid, sculptural forms interlaced with segments of fine filigree work defines the stunning jewellery creations by Sudanese designer Maya Antoun. Based in the UK, Maya seeks to combine traditional with contemporary to create a new vision for African jewellery, and indeed the wider context of her work, which is influenced by the diversity of cultures, reflected in her own culturally diverse upbringing and exploring the ways in which individuals from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds might interpret their traditional jewellery, and in the process creating something new, fresh and exciting.

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Fashion: Roubi L’Roubi Sharp Tailoring with a Modern Sensibility

Roubi L’Roubi [Sudan] [Image credit: Roubi L’Roubi] Drawn to the precision of haute couture and tailoring via a background in mechanical engineering, fashion designer Roubi L’Roubi came to the UK from Sudan in the early 1980’s and after a stint with Joseph and a partnership with designer Tomasz Starzewski, launched his own label Roubi L’Roubi in 2004. As the designer of choice for a discerning private and high profile clientele, Roubi L’Roubi initially began by creating bespoke eveningwear for women, eventually moving on to including bespoke menswear following a demand for the service. Sharp tailoring with a modern sensibility is where Roubi […]

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Food & Drink: Chocolates for a Cause

Compartes Chocolatier [Africa Inspired] [Image credit: Compartes Chocolatier] Benefiting Relief International’s efforts in Darfur, celebrated Los Angeles-based chocolatier, Compartes has created a special collection of chocolates called ‘Chocolates for a Cause’. With over 60 years producing handcrafted artisan gourmet chocolates, Compartes takes pride in using only the best and freshest ingredients for their confectionary, searching the world for inspiration and ingredients. The Chocolates for a Cause range are made with fruits and spices sourced from North and West Africa, with flavours including cardamom, coconut, coffee, grains of paradise and caramelised plantain. The gift sets come with a Relief Beads bracelet, and each chocolate square displays a […]

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