Clothes, Friends, and Memes: THIS KENYAN ENTREPRENEUR UPCYCLES
 OLD CLOTHES INTO UNIQUELY EYE
 CATCHING AND FUNCTIONAL BAGS
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Mohamed Awale makes backpacks, bags and accessories from up-cycled materials and locally sourced African fabrics. BACKPACKS BY SUAVE KENYA LIMITED ARE STYLISH AND UNIQUE AS THEY NEVER USE A FABRIC TWICE Suave Designs is the brainchild of Stylish young indie-entrepreneur Mohamed Awale. After working in various corporate jobs after university, Mohamed decided to stop working for the man and start working for himself. He rented a small workshop in the notorious River Road area of Downtown Nairobi and hired three craftspeople and starting making prototypes. Suave Designs has now found a successful niche in creating colourful backpacks, satchels and laptop sleeves made from recycled fabrics. "ALL THE BAGS THAT WE MAKE ARE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE IN THEIR OWN WAY.” The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya, and these days, importers of designer handbags — both genuine and imitations — are getting a run for their money from local designers. One of them is a young man who has developed a popular bag brand, which thrives on the idea of upcycling. CGTN's Maria Galang went along to Suave Kenya’s workshop earlier this year to see what makes these bags so special. The following is from her report: In 2013 Muhammad Awale said goodbye to his 9-to-5 job at an oil company to focus on what he really loved: creating bags. The 28-year-old invested all his savings into Suave Kenya, a brand which makes one-of-a-kind up cycled bags. “When I started off it was just out of passion and I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into, and a few months down the line you start getting those startup problems…capital and access to markets and all that. We just selling bags to friends who would appreciate them. It was a slower chain reaction whereby someone would buy based on seeing the bag with someone else.” Almost 4 years later the brand has taken off and it's especially popular among hip young Kenyans and stylish professionals. “So the basis of our brand is have unique products that is because of our up-cycled fabrics. So you have up-cycled clothes, jeans, jackets, shirts and turning them into bags 17thsoulja BlackIG17th

Mohamed Awale makes backpacks, bags and accessories from up-cycled materials and locally sourced African fabrics. BACKPACKS BY SUAVE KENYA LIMITED ARE STYLISH AND UNIQUE AS THEY NEVER USE A FABRIC TWICE Suave Designs is the brainchild of Stylish young indie-entrepreneur Mohamed Awale. After working in various corporate jobs after university, Mohamed decided to stop working for the man and start working for himself. He rented a small workshop in the notorious River Road area of Downtown Nairobi and hired three craftspeople and starting making prototypes. Suave Designs has now found a successful niche in creating colourful backpacks, satchels and laptop sleeves made from recycled fabrics. "ALL THE BAGS THAT WE MAKE ARE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE IN THEIR OWN WAY.” The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya, and these days, importers of designer handbags — both genuine and imitations — are getting a run for their money from local designers. One of them is a young man who has developed a popular bag brand, which thrives on the idea of upcycling. CGTN's Maria Galang went along to Suave Kenya’s workshop earlier this year to see what makes these bags so special. The following is from her report: In 2013 Muhammad Awale said goodbye to his 9-to-5 job at an oil company to focus on what he really loved: creating bags. The 28-year-old invested all his savings into Suave Kenya, a brand which makes one-of-a-kind up cycled bags. “When I started off it was just out of passion and I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into, and a few months down the line you start getting those startup problems…capital and access to markets and all that. We just selling bags to friends who would appreciate them. It was a slower chain reaction whereby someone would buy based on seeing the bag with someone else.” Almost 4 years later the brand has taken off and it's especially popular among hip young Kenyans and stylish professionals. “So the basis of our brand is have unique products that is because of our up-cycled fabrics. So you have up-cycled clothes, jeans, jackets, shirts and turning them into bags 17thsoulja BlackIG17th

THIS KENYAN ENTREPRENEUR UPCYCLES OLD CLOTHES INTO UNIQUELY EYE CATCHING AND FUNCTIONAL BAGS 7thsoulia5 Mohamed Awale makes backpacks bags and accessories from up-cycled materials and locally sourced African fabrics BACKPACKS BY SUAVE KENYA LIMITED ARE STYLISH AND UNIQUE AS THEY NEVER USE A FABRIC TWICE Suave Designs is the brainchild of Stylish young indie-entrepreneur Mohamed Awale After working in various corporate jobs after university Mohamed decided to stop working for the man and start working for himself He rented a small workshop in the notorious River Road area of Downtown Nairobi and hired three craftspeople and starting making prototypes Suave Designs has now found a successful niche in creating colourful backpacks satchels and laptop sleeves made from recycled fabrics ALL THE BAGS THAT WE MAKE ARE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE IN THEIR OWN WAY” The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya and these days importers of designer handbags — both genuine and imitations — are getting a run for their money from local designers One of them is a young man who has developed a popular bag brand which thrives on the idea of upcycling CGTN's Maria Galang went along to Suave Kenya’s workshop earlier this year to see what makes these bags so special The following is from her report In 2013 Muhammad Awale said goodbye to his 9-to-5 job at an oil company to focus on what he really loved creating bags The 28-year-old invested all his savings into Suave Kenya a brand which makes one-of-a-kind up cycled bags “When I started off it was just out of passion and I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into and a few months down the line you start getting those startup problems…capital and access to markets and all that We just selling bags to friends who would appreciate them It was a slower chain reaction whereby someone would buy based on seeing the bag with someone else” Almost 4 years later the brand has taken off and it's especially popular among hip young Kenyans and stylish professionals “So the basis of our brand is have unique products that is because of our up-cycled fabrics So you have up-cycled clothes jeans jackets shirts and turning them into bags 17thsoulja BlackIG17th Meme

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