This is a guest post on behalf of Lulu Kitololo Studio.
Lulu Kitololo Studio presents Afri-love Fest: a one-day celebration of creativity, on Sunday 18th November.
The event will feature a market as well as creative workshops, talks and other experiences, all taking place at the beautiful Ikigai Westlands – a perfect setting for housing all the creations, inspiration and new connections we’re bringing together.
We’re really excited about our visitors “getting their hands dirty” by trying a new craft and learning something new.
You can look forward to the following:
Do you feel stuck and have low energy at times? Do you feel you could use some more creativity in all areas of your life? Do you want to find your own solutions to your problems? Amélie invites you to a beautiful and transformative self-care workshop. With visualization, meditation and coaching, you will look at what is blocking your creative self. She will support you to find your own solutions to free your creativity.
Creativity is a great resource for our souls. When we access it, we can self-express, we can fill our cup with self-love and gratitude and we can live in the power of our true self. You will get practical meditation and self-care tools you can use after the workshop. We want you to feel energized and ready to free your creativity for a lifetime.
FREE | 25 places left | reserve here
A basic class for handwritten type enthusiasts and people looking to create some type art for fun. Nzilani will take you through the basics of hand-lettering: how to get started, sketching, drawing and inking. You will turn your favourite quote, name or word into a fun piece of hand-lettered art.
KES 330 | reserve here
You will create a journal to keep your memories, photos and memorabilia. Starting with how to bind a journal, you’ll personalise the pages using different paper, colours and assorted materials. Feel free to bring your photos and memorabilia.
KES 660 | reserve here
Everyone loves pom poms. We will show you some of the many way you can incorporate these in your holiday decor and gift ideas, all using 100% natural Kenyan wool!
KES 220 | reserve here
Do you ever see a woman you admire and wonder, “her job is cool but…how does she actually make money?” That’s the question we plan to answer in this panel with designers. We will sit down with badass Kenyan sisters who will keep it honest about how they have been there, done that and brought in the dough while doing something they love!
FREE | reserve here
The Nairobi SoapBox Mini-Workshop is a fun and interactive workshop for leaders, influencers and founders looking for opportunities to practise public speaking in a non-judgemental environment. Using experiential learning techniques, impromptu speeches and silly topics, we will get bums OFF seats, onto the stage and speaking in front of an audience. Join us for guaranteed laughs, and speak more confidently, with authenticity and ease.
FREE | reserve here
Join Selenkei for a DIY Face Mask Workshop to get glowing skin. You’ll learn what natural clay, treatments, and moisturizers are best for your skin type, plus you’ll learn how to whip up nourishing facial masks that you can easily recreate at home.
KES 550 | reserve here
In this workshop, participants will have a chance to work on chair frames to prepare them for upholstery with Love Artisan. Learn first hand the work that goes into making artisan furniture in this hands on workshop.
SOLD OUT !
A brand for the FREEdom lover. Ready-to-wear head wraps, neck wraps, weather proof bombers, skants and tees.
- Amélie, Intuitive Life Coach Do you feel stuck and have low energy at times? Do you feel you could use some more creativity in all areas of your life? Amélie invites you for a beautiful and transformative self-care session where you will get practical meditation and self-care tools.
African, modern, eclectic designs for the free-spirited, open for mixing things up. Blackfly makes beautiful things out of discarded scrap – all products are wholly or in part made from recycled material.
ChilliMango is an afro-urban streetwear brand inspired by everyday Africa – the mix and clash of traditional African and modern design, African music, Oriental culture, Patterns, old Photography, Pop culture and much more.
Aesthetically appealing minimalist jewelry that speaks of the designer’s passion for clean lines, understated elegance and her joy in creating from the heart.
- Gora Studio
Trendy, stylish and classy bags with a unique structure, made out of eco-friendly materials (hessian & cotton) to give you that exuberant look that leaves a statement everywhere you go.
Ichyulu’s focus is to provide a curated retail experience for those who seek unique pieces to match their individual style. Part of their ethos is to celebrate the diversity of African fashion through showcasing the use of local materials, custom prints and craftsmanship.
Leather bags and sandals handcrafted with love in Kenya, by artisans who are excited to put Kenya on the international fashion scene.
- Joyce Grace
Macramé plant hangers, macramé wall hangings, upcycled knit and canvas bags and waterproof kitenge bags.
Khalayi means ‘small and beautiful’; they specialize in personalised blankies handmade just for you and your loves! One-of-a-kind and great for kids and adults, made from locally sourced materials – memorable gifts that will be cherished forever.
Kulula is a Kenyan illustrated stationery and gifts brand. They sell greeting cards, notebooks, colouring books/cards, calendars, prints and custom artworks.
- Leo and Coco
Intricately crafted handmade jewellery inspired by Africa, made in Kenya.
- Love Artisan
Contemporary African furniture and soft furnishings, artisan-made showcasing African textiles.
- Lulu Kitololo Studio
Vibrant stationery and lifestyle goods, inspired by Africa and hand-drawn by Lulu Kitololo.
- Pino Nord
Pino Nord Design is a homeware, interior and lifestyle brand, based in Nairobi, Kenya. All our materials are sourced locally and our collections are 100% made in Kenya, from the raw material to the finished products.
Provisions was founded by sisters Nancy and Susie Kinyanjui, who share a passion for natural and useful finds. Artisan products sourced locally – with a focus on family and building community, Provisions believes that the best products are home-grown.
- Rozana Beauty
Rozana beauty offers natural skincare products made from a recipe as old as time, steeped in the traditions of the Pemba women who believe that beauty comes from naturally clean healthy skin.
- Sandstorm Kenya
“MADE IN NAIROBI” Sandstorm bags have been made in Nairobi since 2002, inspired by the city, using the same skills & materials as the Safari tents that first made our name. Today Sandstorm uses the same skills and materials to build beautiful, unique leather and canvas bags at their workshop in Karen, just outside Nairobi.
- Seedling Kenya
Sustainable design products, design with nature, handmade goods, interior and lifestyle.
- Selenkei Naturals
Selenkei makes dessert for skin. Luscious body butters and oils that will have you smelling and feeling good.
- Shika Boutique
Functional handmade bags and home accessories in African prints.
- Terra Cold Pressed
100% natural cold pressed juice extracted from various fruits and vegetables. Featuring flavours which include: Mean Green, Breezy Green, Big City Carrot, Urban Beet and the Refresher.
- Tira Studio
Minimal home accent pieces.
- Tricia’s Naturals
Yummy handmade hair and body butters. Made with organic fair trade pure East African shea butter, vitamin E and therapeutic grade essential oils.
- Umba Creations
Imparting generations through our handmade toys. Made in Kenya for children across the world.
- Waithira Ceramics
One of the few potters in the region who works with reduction firing – expect mugs, vases, stopless salt shakers, teapots and more.
- White Bull
Leather homeware and gift items.
- Workshop Nairobi A social enterprise that supports the artisan furniture making industry in Nairobi.