On 20th October, the country takes a day to celebrate the heroes who fought for the liberation of the people and freedom for all. At JUMIA, we acknowledge the work of these heroes and recognize that there are business heroes who continue to build the corporate fabric of our nation, empower consumer freedom of our consumers and enable many to have a great customer experience. These heroes build our nation through their constant innovation, social impact and patriotism. Let us pay tribute to a few of them.
Here are our top four companies and entrepreneurial heroes:
Johari design is not just any fashion house: it is a design house with a cause. Johari merges exclusive fashion wear and social responsibility by utilizing young adults who need to be empowered. By employing the youth, they enable them to build a solid future away from crime and still give your wardrobe a good “humane” feeling. Every item from Johari not only exemplifies and amplifies your beauty, it contributes to the wellbeing of the nation.
The brain child of Kenyan designer, EMO, Afro shoes are taking the world by storm. Designed to combine African fabrics with an urban style of fashion, the best thing about this brand is that no two shoes are the same. A young brand, Afro Shoes has already been spotted on numerous celebrities and fashionistas around town – a true testament to the power of creativity and passion. Using authentic African fabric such as the khanga and kitenge, Afro Shoes are created in blazing colors and traditional African designs. We celebrate them for the solid name they have made for themselves and for firmly establishing Kenyans, and Africa as a whole, on the fashion map.
African pride and heritage is well portrayed in Moran Apparel designs. Since its inception in September 2012, trendy African materials have been used to produce comfortable, unisex, and multipurpose casual or semi-formal canvas shoes and t-shirts in Kenya. Moran apparel has a wide range of kikoy/kitenge shoes that are unique and long lasting. The most complex pieces are mass produced in factories around the country, providing consistent, controlled, and neat finishing. Moran takes the Kenyan culture to the world and places highly for all to see.
The founders Young and Shiko, coined the term Yoshi by combining their names together. Their aim is to appreciate what our forefathers did for our continent and what we as Kenyans remember on this special day. Yoshi designs comfortable and cool shirts that are great for a day or night out in the African land. Their designs vary from customized African prints to the Kenyan shield that we proudly bear on our flag. The Yoshi brand truly represents the true Kenyan spirit of fearlessness and pride. Yoshi is proud to be African and most importantly Kenyan.
The brands are from Kenya and available on http://www.jumia.co.ke