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EDUN African Design Inspiration #1

1. Quilted fabrics tell the stories of a tribe as they change over time


 

In this new blog series, the designers over at EDUN open up their collection of inspirational images they use to help shape and design new items and collections. EDUN, started by Ali Hewson and husband Bono, was founded on a commitment to encourage sustainable trade with Africa and promote local economic opportunities. With T-shirts made from cotton in Uganda, and using factories in Kenya, Madagascar and Tanzania, EDUN strives to be a socially responsible fashion brand creating positive change in the world. To learn more about their clothes and work in Africa, check here.

After the jump are more captioned images that give insight into how the designers over at EDUN work. These images are all pulled from photographer Phyllis Galembo's stunning work on African masquerade rituals.

2. Who is the storyteller and who is the liar?

 

3. Rich earth tones blend with black and white patterns found in the FW/11 collection’s Fairaisle knits

 

 

4. The Roots of Creation

 

5. The Fall collection features pops of camel and marigold tones – marigolds are known as “the herb of the sun”

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