African Goodness

African Goodness

On a recent trip to Bangkok, I was very inspired by the way the young local designers were using vintage dresses to create their own quirky new pieces to sell at the markets. They would chop, hem, elasticised and re-style these old 1960’s garments to create something for the modern woman.
This is something I used to do myself many years ago, and actually how my clothing label Mother Maria started. On browsing the internet I found many designers taking up this approach to re-styling vintage, mostly with the same outcomes in mind.
Then I came across a label that was re-structuring vintage in it’s own unique, amazing way…
Suno , is a NY based label that takes vintage African Kanga’s traditionally worn by coastal East African Women, and re-structures them into very cool modern garments. Their vision of employing local Kenyan talent showcases Kenya’s traditional artistry, creating positive and lasting economic and social change for the country.
We just love their beautiful ranges, and adore their creative showcase films!

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at

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