Mother’s Day

NoraOkafor was a guest vendor at the 2023 Delta Kappa Gamma California State Convention last weekend. I had wonderful conversations with women, teachers, mothers. It made me think long and hard about what Mother’s Day means to me now that I’m a woman of a certain age with a 17-year-old daughter. Mother’s Day isn’t all …

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5 Gorgeous Products Designed to Reduce Waste

Patchwork Rabbit

Handmade in San Francisco with fabric remnants from larger projects. Bowl Cozies: Reversible African Ankara cotton wax fabric bowl cozies. Fully insulated to protect your hands from hot and cold bowls brimming with soup, ice-cream, cereal. Tote Bags, Zipper Cases, Pouches: Reversible and lined with African Ankara cotton fabric remnants. Perfect for trips to the farmer’s market or to …

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3 Africa-Inspired Celebrations

Kwanzaa Tablespace

One way to feel at home in a new environment is to get accustomed to their celebrations and rituals. This article describes three prominent celebrations across the globe: Kwanzaa, New Yam Festival, and Crop Over. As you read on, you’ll learn why/how they happen, and the communities that observe them. Enjoy! Kwanzaa This is an …

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Intro to African Textiles

West Africa is known for textile designs, which have been attracting a lot of interest for the past 200 years. West African textiles are strikingly vibrant, authentic, and reflect the cultural heritage of its dwellers. Fabrics are made with distinctive styles and techniques that include dyeing for various purposes. There are several publications which state …

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