I am in love with the luxury fashion line, Maiyet, and even more so since I learned about their collaboration with the independent nonprofit organization, Nest. Maiyet is a fashion brand committed to building partnerships with artisans to promote “self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship” in developing countries. And that’s just what their work with Nest is doing. Together, Maiyet & Nest search globally for eligible partners who have the potential to transform their communities.
This collaboration is very near & dear to my heart. In 2007, I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya, Africa & meet the beautiful Maasai people. With intricately adorned bodies & friendly smiles, the Maasai people are rich in culture & community, and I truly fell in love. So, when I saw this collaboration with footwear line Pikolinos, as you can imagine, I instantly felt connected.
Let me start by saying, this is a luxury women’s line. We like to feature the most affordable items that we can but this line was just too amazing to pass by. And we know sometimes you just have to splurge on a special piece so if that’s the case this is the line to spend on! The designer behind the collection is Loza Maléombho who is from the Ivory Coast and committed to bringing work and opportunity to Ivorian women. Loza studied at The University of the Arts of Philadelphia and has a great desire to see the work of these Ivorian Read more…