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Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry

Kenyan designers bring sea change to global fashion industry
28 November 2018

Seventy-one per cent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and some forward-looking fashion designers think it could be a new frontier for their industry.

They’re convinced that oceans, seas and lakes have untapped potential that could give fashion a 21st Century makeover.

Jackets made from fish skin, skirts of seaweed and accessories adorned with shiny fish scales were just some of the unconventional outfits modelled at the new-look Blue Fashion event in Nairobi, Kenya.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world and so-called ‘fast fashion’ brings with it many hidden environmental costs.

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Paul Keans Douglas – FISH  –  VIDEO

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Ugandan Woman marries herself after pressure from Her Parents – BBC News

Marriage has been the last thing on the mind of Lulu Jemimah, a 32-year-old Ugandan woman pursuing a masters in creative writing at Oxford University.

But her parents would have none of than that and for years now have been pestering her to get married.

Sick and tired of being asked when she would settle down, Jemimah finally gave in and decided to marry herself at a mock wedding ceremony that cost only ($2.6).     Continue reading

Nigerian Man buries father in brand new BMW

Nigerian man buries father in brand new BMW

NIGERIAN MAN BURIES FATHER IN BRAND NEW BMW

Gives a new meaning to ‘underground car park’

Published 13 June 2018 – By James Allen

A RECENTLY deceased man in Nigeria has been buried in an unusual alternative to a conventional coffin: a brand new BMW X5.

Claimed to have cost 32m Naira (roughly £66,310 at current exchange rates), the BMW X5 burial car was allegedly part of a promise made by the man’s son. According to reports, the wealthy Nigerian had pledged to one day buy a brand new car for his father —

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Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in Ghana.

The BBC went to see Yacoba Tete-Marmon, Nana Ohenewaa Kuffour and Maame Bema Baffour Awuah strut their stuff……. SEE VIDEO ON LINK BELOW    Continue reading

This Woman Makes Amazing Sculptures With Her Hair As A Mode Of Self-Expression

“It’s really important to allow yourself to express what’s inside you.”

                                                      It’s hard not to love this.

This is totally worthy of a hair flip.

 Laetitia KY, a 21-year-old from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has recently made waves on Instagram with her hair-raising hairstyles.
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Nigerian officials row over ‘plastic rice’ – BBC News

Nigerian officials row over ‘plastic rice’

 Nigeria’s food safety agency has denied claims by the health minister that it has cleared the reported “plastic” rice.

A senior official at the National Agency For Food and Drugs (Nafdac) said the minister’s Twitter statement “is not their position”.

Health Minister Isaac Adewole had tweeted that tests by the agency found “no evidence” of plastic material.

About 2.5 tonnes of the “plastic” rice has been confiscated.

Rice is Nigeria’s staple food and it is a tradition for people to give bags of rice as a gift during the Christmas period.

Africa Live: More on this and other stories

Lagos customs chief Haruna Mamudu said on Wednesday the fake rice was intended to be sold during the festive season but has not commented on the health minister’s statement.

The official at Nafdac told the BBC’s Stephanie Hegarty that the tests were still ongoing:

“We are not done with comprehensive tests. We are still in the laboratory. We haven’t concluded analysis and it is not something we can conclude in two days.”

“We are yet to conclude the chemical and biological analysis,” he added.

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