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Nov – Dec Events 2017

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Here’s where you’ll find our products over the next few weeks:

  • Spring Valley Christmas Fair, 12 Bendera Lane, Off Peponi Road: 25th-26th November
  • German Xmas Charity Bazaar: 2nd December
  • Arusha Community Christmas Fair: 9th-10th December
  • Pembroke Homemakers Market, Pembroke School, Gilgil: 8th December
  • Pop Up & Chill, 910 James Gichuru: 17th December

Remember folks that our physical shop is closed till January 2018. In the meantime, you can make an order and request our catalog via email; chillimangodesigns[at]gmail[dot]com or find us at these markets listed above.

See you at the markets folks. Happy holidays

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Pop Up And Chill Handmakers Market

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We’re back at it again with the 4th edition of Pop Up & Chill this Sunday 30th July; featuring a carefully curated array of artisans and collectors bringing handmade, eco holistic and vintage goods, and items inspired by Africa and made in Kenya. This time with extended hours 11am – 7pm (as requested by you) for you to enjoy your shopping and chilling experience.

The market will be held at the lush garden at 910 James Gichuru. The event is free to the public and kid friendly. Healthy food, baked goods, and yummy Sangrias amongst other drinks will also be available for purchase.

Music will be by our favourite DJs, Coco Em and Nairobidhobi.
Come through for some funky clothing, jewellery, homeware, books, plants, vinyl and support local independent makers.

For queries kindly email popupandchill[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Pop Up & Chill Handmaker’s Market

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Pop Up and chill returns with the 3rd edition featuring a carefully curated array of artisans and collectors bringing handmade, eco, holistic and vintage goods, and items inspired by Africa and made in Kenya. We will also use this opportunity to launch our new designs.

The market will be held at the lush garden at 910 James Gichuru. The event is free to the public and kid friendly. Healthy food, baked goods, and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Music will be by our favourite DJs, Coco Em and Nairobidhobi and this time with a guest DJ, DJ Bor.

Come through for some funky clothing, jewellery, homeware, books, plants, vinyl and support local independent makers.

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November – December 2016 Events

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 Folks these are the craft fairs you’ll find us at over November and December.
  • Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Fair, Karura Forest: 12th-13th November
  • Xmas Box, Marula, Karen: 18th-20th November
  • Arusha Community Christmas Fair: 19th-20th November
  • German Xmas Charity Bazaar: 26th November
  • The Hub Christmas Fair, Karen: 10th-12th December
  • Pembroke Homemakers Market, Pembroke School, Gilgil: 9th December
  • Ocean Sports Xmas Craft Fair, Watamu: 18th December

You can also find us at our shop in between the fairs at the Nairobi Art Centre in Lavington opposite Lavington Mall where we’re open Monday to Saturday 11am – 5pm.

We will also be launching our website and lookbook later this month.

See you at the fairs. Enjoy the holidays.

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Kinyozi Tee + Fabric

 

Inspired by the classic African Barbershop and Salon signage style, this design started off as a fabric pattern but we just couldn’t resist making it into a t-shirt print. We first printed the pattern on Canvas then made some super cool tote bags and pouches as seen below.

All derivatives; t-shirts, posters, postcards, bags and fabric (by the metre) are available for purchase at our new space at the Nairobi Art Centre in Lavington opposite the Lavington Mall. We’re open Monday to Saturday 11am – 5pm.

 

For queries and orders, feel free to reach us on phone 0727 361 932 or via email: chillimangodesigns [at] gmail [dot] com.

Blessings.

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November – December Events of 2015

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Habari folks,

It’s that time of the year again and we’re busy getting our t-shirts, jackets, posters.. ready for you and your loved ones. Below are the events that you’ll find us at over the next few weeks. Save the dates and make sure to come check out and support the best in local handmade clothing and crafts from Kenya and the rest of Afrika too.

  • Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Fair, Karura Forest: 14th-15th November
  • Purdy Arms, Karen: 21st November
  • Spring Valley Christmas Bazaar: 28-29th November
  • German Xmas Charity Bazaar: 29th November
  • Ngong Racecourse Christmas Fair: 5th-6th December
  • Pembroke Homemakers Market, Pembroke School, Gilgil: 11th December
  • Ocean Sports Xmas Craft Fair, Watamu: 20th December

See you at the fairs. Enjoy the holidays.

Also, small reminder that we’re moving our shop to a new location (tba) and that our t-shirts will increase in store price from KES 1,200 to 1,500 in January.

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Paa Tee

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Paa is a Swahili word that means to soar. Just as the jumping dance is a rite of passage, this design represents our own coming of age. It’s been 5 years since we officially started ChilliMango y’all.

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Not only have we released this design to commemorate our 5th year in business but we will also be moving shop from our Ngong road studio to a new, bigger and better space that will be announced in due time.

Brick-Wall-PaaPosterx2In more ChilliMango news, from January 2016, the store price for our t-shirts will go up from KES 1,200 to KES 1,500. This increase is to facilitate growth, improve our quality and expand our product variety to help serve you better. We try our best to provide great quality and ethical Kenyan hand-made products at a great price. Please continue supporting this local business so that ChilliMango can become that Kenyan brand that’s making big waves internationally,

To place your order for a poster or tee, kindly send us an email to chillimangodesigns[at]gmail[.]com or thechilli[at]chillimango[.]co[.]ke

Thank you all for your continued support.

Love & Light

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Made In Kenya

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As you can expect from a company named after a tasty childhood treat, all our designs are pretty personal in some way or other, and ‘Made In Kenya’ is an ethos that’s close to our hearts. Beyond shouting out a really special country, we feel that this design encapsulates a lot of stuff we’ve been thinking and talking a lot about.

This design is about the people who are working to build local economies, and brands that have cultural currency in Kenya, and the world. This design is about supporting those people, whether it be the local mama mboga, musician, designer, artist, jua kali guy e.t.c.

We feel it’s important to create stuff that inspires people, that makes their day in some way or other, and we also feel that it’s important to support the people that are creating these things.

The thing about most small local businesses is that they tend to be more ethical, environmentally friendly than your regular multinational company. Now wouldn’t it be great if we all supported local producers rather than sweatshop factories and nature destroyers who are only out for profit without regard for the future generations and the earth.

We really appreciate the ChilliMango massive for all the support, and for letting us know that it’s possible to build something like this in our city. It’s hard to create handmade products and sometimes you interact with people who don’t necessarily understand everything that goes into it but it’s great to see more people buying locally produced products. You guys are awesome!!

Keep growing your local economy and wear this t-shirt while at it 🙂

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Watch out for these baby onsies coming out soon;

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To place your order, drop us an e-mail; thechilli[at]chillimango[.]co[.]ke or chillimangodesigns[at]gmail[.]com.

You can also visit our studio on Ngong road between Nakumatt Junction & Brew Bistro at a building with red bricks opposite Kenya Science Campus & next to Nazish motors inside a black & white gate. We’re at the topmost floor, 1st door on the left. We are open between 11am – 5pm, Monday – Saturday.

Bless

– Blog post contribution by @nairobidhobi

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November – December Events 2014

NovDec_2014EventsHey Folks, So we’ll just spare you the details of where we’ve been and skip right to where we’ll be.. taking our merch over the next few weeks. We’ll update you soon enough on our new designs and basically why we’ve been M.I.A here, this long. Here goes;

  • Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Fair, Karura Forest: 15th-16th November
  • Xmas Box, Marula Manor,Karen: 21st -23rd November
  • ‘Note for a Smile’ charity event, Lord Erroll, Runda: 27th November
  • German Xmas Charity Bazaar: 29th November
  • Ngong Racecourse Christmas Fair: 6th-7th December
  • Pembroke House Makers Market, Pembroke School, Gilgil: 12th December
  • Vipingo Ridge Craft Fair, Vipingo: 19th December
  • Driftwood Xmas Fair, Malindi: 20th December
  • Ocean Sports Xmas Craft Fair, Watamu: 21st December

See you at the fairs. Happy holidays.

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November – December 2013 Events

Hey folks,

Our funky tees, tanks, khanga hoodies, sweatshirts, dresstops, beanies and much more will be available at the following events over November and December:

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  • Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Craft Fair, Karura Forest: 16th-17th November
  • Xmas Box, Marula Manor,Karen: 22nd-24th November
  • German Xmas Charity Bazaar: 30th November
  • Ngong Racecourse Christmas Fair: 7th-8th December
  • Vipingo Ridge Craft Fair, Vipingo: 14th December
  • Ocean Sports Xmas Craft Fair, Watamu: 15th December

Also, watch out for a fresh new design coming out soon.

Love & Light