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Kenyan jewellery designer Gladys trained as a silversmith in Italy, before returning home in 2011 to launch her jewellery label Loyangalani, named for the place in Northern Kenya where she grew up. Inspired by her homeland, the landscape of East Africa is a theme that reoccurs throughout her jewellery designs, and extends to her textile collection, which sees organic printed shapes, and hand beaded and embroidered textures rendered in fresh aquamarine shades that invoke sea and sky. The designs are offset against a background of crisp white cotton.
The result, a beautifully light and summery feel.
The Awasi collection priced at: £12-£69
For further information about URBANARA and to purchase visit: www.urbanara.co.uk/table-linen
For further information about Gladys Macharia visit: www.facebook.com/Loyangalani
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