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.
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.
Paais 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.
Not only have we released this design to commemorate our 5th year in business but we will also be movingshop from our Ngong road studio to a new, bigger and better space that will be announced in due time.
In 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
Hey 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
It’s known as Funji in Angola, Nshima in Zambia, pap, Mealie-meal or Sadza in other parts of Southern Africa and even in Italy as Polenta. Ugali as it’s known in East Africa is maize flour cooked in water to form a thick porridge like dish. It’s commonly eaten with Sukuma Wiki (Kale) +/- meat stew and/or Nyama Choma (roasted meat)
Best way to eat Ugali is to grab…well not grab but pull a small portion of it, roll it into a ball in your palm and dip it in the stew/choice accompaniment.
Here are our fresh new tees to celebrate that Ugali goodness..
So hey what other names are there for Ugali especially in sheng?