Recently established fashion house, Suno, based in New York, is the result of more than 10 years of collecting textiles in the owner’s visits to Kenya.
The country’s never ending political confusion has prevented many foreigners from visiting, investing and even supporting local culture, which is precisely Suno's catalyst to actually do something with the amazing textiles.
The company supports local Kenyan designers and showcases their talents in new markets.
Pattern design and developing are made in New York and then brought to Kenya, where the samples are produced in small workshops.
“This first collection from SUNO for Spring/Summer 2009 consists of 1000 individually numbered, one of a kind pieces incorporating vintage Kenyan kangas,” their site asys.
Vintage African Fashion
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42 Exotic Safari Photoshoots
100 Enticingly Ethnic Editorials
11 Vibrant Africa-Inspired Fashions
Vibrant African Couture
Quirky Recycled Fabric Jewelry
The Fair Trade Fashions of Suno NY Began in Africa
By: Rafael Srur Guarilha - Published: Feb 10, 2009 • References: sunony