Tribal Chic 2023 Set to Celebrate Sustainable Fashion

Article by Oliver Nash
Posted: January 26, 2023  

Nairobi’s most anticipated fashion event is back; this year, the showcase is celebrating sustainable fashion with a leading pool of talented local and international designers. The sustainability theme is driven by Tribe Hotel’s commitment to coexist on a single planet as one tribe, humankind.

The interdependence of people and the environment plays a key role in the choice of the hotel’s offering and initiatives.

“Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental impact associated with their travels and fashion choices – Tribe is excited to host a showcase of sustainable fashion designers; featuring their collections of clothes and jewelry, created responsibly, and
with particular attention to the impact on community and climate,” said Shamim Ehsani, Director, Tribe Hotels Group.

By focusing on sustainable fashion, Tribe cements its continued commitment to the fashion sector by providing an opportunity for designers who are committed to re- thinking and re-evaluating their relationships with the environment, transparency in their production value chains and providing safe working conditions.

“Tribal Chic is more than a fashion event; it’s a cultural exchange of talent and a showcase for Nairobi’s creative community,” Ehsani said, “Tribe has always represented unity, creativity and the diversity that exists across Africa – Tribal Chic is the culmination of these ideals, while serving as a platform for emerging talent and supporting causes that enrich the lives of others,” added Ehsani.

The 12th edition of Tribal Chic scheduled for 4th February 2023 will feature a talented selection of designers with conscious pieces made from natural, eco-friendly and sustainable materials. This year’s lineup includes; Sors Studio, Wildlife Works, Studio Namnyak, African Lifestyle Hub, Seamline Atelier, Katush, Deepa Dosaja, Aulgah Nato, Poetic Trends, Vinkay Clothing, Koki Designs, Shenu Hooda, Lakira, KikoRomeo, We are NBO and Mariam Couture.

Tribe recently re-opened after undergoing extensive renovations; an upgrade that not only included the physical structure, but also considered the amenities and total guest experience on property.

“In keeping with the ‘sustainability’ theme, the hotel’s interiors have been thoughtfully redesigned; a blend of rich deep colours; natural stone, wood, stainless steel, glass, rustic metal and handmade wooden furniture sourced from local artisans,” said Mike Mwangi, General Manager at Tribe Hotel.

The guest rooms and suites feature locally sourced bathrobes and slippers, made from hand loomed fabric, using only ethically sourced organic cotton. The crockery at Jiko, Tribe’s reimagined signature African-inspired restaurant, is made from natural clay by a Nairobi-based master ceramicist.

Tickets are available for purchase at at Ksh 8,500 for early bird tickets and Ksh 9,000 at the door. The event ticket entitles guests to a welcome drink, canapes, a gift bag and access to the fashion show and weekend-long pop-up shops featuring the runway designs.


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