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The Baganara Bag Is Back! But Different This Time!

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The Baganara Bag Is Back! But Different This Time!

We listen to our customers. So...back by popular demand: the Baganara bag.  Made by the women of the African Women & Youth Initiative, it's one of our best sellers, but this time they show up in variations of red and black, as well as the popular earth tones of the past. The new colors are a hit already. We're having trouble keeping them on the shelves. (A lovely problem to have!) Our bags are not one-of-a-kind, but they're nearly so! We strive to reorder favorites, but the creativity of the Kenyan women is hard to rein in - they just...

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Balls in the Air!

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Balls in the Air!

Wow! Lots and lots of balls in the air. And we've been treating this blog like it's a big hairy deal, instead of a note dashed off to friends every now and again just to keep in touch. I think that is not working because big hairy deals get put off - whereas notes to friends can be dashed off on the back of a postcard while sitting on the bus. Seriously. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who helped Kupendiza have a wonderful holiday season! That's why we've been so busy. Then the inevitable brushing...

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Kupendiza Sale! Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Kupendiza Sale! Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Enjoy a full 30% off every item in the Kupendiza inventory this holiday. 3 days only!!!

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Free shipping on all orders over $200!!

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Best Sellers! Kupendiza Blasts into Year 2!!!

Best Sellers! Kupendiza Blasts into Year 2!!!

It was a fascinating summer! Kupendiza got out to some of the local artisan markets and we listened to people as they interacted with our products: beautifully crafted handbags, clutches, and totes, handmade by women all over the world!  We also did a fair number of house parties and bar & cafe parties. (Which was a blast!) People who stopped by our booths asked a lot of questions. They weighed in on the pricing, colors, and texture of the bags. They asked about ordering custom designs. They let us know their favorite features. They were concerned about shipping. They wanted backpacks, and fanny...

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Upcoming Events: A Kupendiza Holiday 2016!

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Upcoming Events: A Kupendiza Holiday 2016!

We have some great events coming up!!! #AfricaStyle with Tunde Odunlade December 2016 At the African Studies Association 59th Annual Meeting  in D.C. from December 1-3, Tunde Odunlade's gorgeous batik quilt tapestry titled "Sunshine on the Village Square" will grace the cover of the meeting program. The tapestry tells the story of the city of Ile Ife, the cradle of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The ASA conference is titled "Imagining Africa at the Center: Bridging Scholarship, Policy, and Representation in African Studies." It will be at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel.  Kupendiza will be showing in the exhibit hall.   Fundraiser for Black Women Playwrights Group To Feature...

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