Image of the Day Gallery - August/September 2015 - Lionesses of Africa


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Lionesses of Africa features a striking 'Image of the Day' each Monday to Friday that celebrates the work, or a moment in the life of, a talented African woman entrepreneur. These are the images for August and September 2015.

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IMAGE OF THE DAY August / September 2015 Gallery


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They say that a picture says a thousand words, and we couldn't agree more. In the world of Lionesses of Africa, we celebrate women's entrepreneurship in all its forms on the continent, and we love the powerful images that conjure up the spirit of women-owned businesses and the products and services they create. These images give us an insight into the unique creativity that exists here in Africa and that is capturing the imagination of the world. Each Monday to Friday,  Lionesses of Africa features a striking 'Image of the Day' that celebrates the work, or a moment in the life of, a talented African woman entrepreneur. Enjoy! — Melanie Hawken — founder & editor-in-chief


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CONTENTS 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Trebene Adorn U Yswara Buqisi-Ruux SoleRebels FlavourUnion Deola Gahaya Links Ashley Heather VIA Aviation Adesso Enterprises Aissa Dione Textiles Smith Jewellery Hand Made By Me Little Green Number BlaBlaBla Studios 20. Chez Alpha Books 21. Gemboree 22. Punk & Ivy 23. Ruff ’n’ Tumble 24. Litha Flora African Botanicals 25. August 26. A A K S 27. Colony Design 28. Zaaf 29. Cocostyle 30. BRCK 31. haute | baso 32. Sasa Designs by the Deaf 33. RAIN Africa 34. Bantu Wax 35. Angaza


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Trebene Image of the Day: Feast your eyes on the magnificent cashmere scarves produced by Bushera Bashir and her ethical, Cape Town-based fashion label, Trebene. 04


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AdornU Image of the Day: We're captivated by the truly unique sculptural adornments for the body created by Zimbabwean born jewellery artist, Laura Nyahuye, founder of AdornU. 05


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Yswara Image of the Day: Swaady Martin founder of Yswara epitomises a new generation of confident Afroluxe brand builders as she takes her collection of luxury teas, infusions and tea time accessories that tell a uniquely African story global. 06


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Buqisi-Ruux Image of the Day: Buqisi-Ruux, a truly unique and funky African shoe brand that represents the diversity, vibrancy and boldness that lies within the African continent. 07


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SoleRebels Image of the Day: The inspirational Ethiopian entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder of soleRebels the world's fastest-growing African footwear brand with 18 stores around the world and the only Fair Tradecertified footwear company in the world. 08


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Type to enter text FlavourUnion Image of the Day: In praise of the luxurious truffle! South Africa's Amanta Hooman is bringing the flavour of this gourmet delicacy to Africa's foodies through her startup FlavourUnion. 09


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Deola Image of the Day: Deola Sagoe, leading lady of African haute couture fashion from Nigeria, has been at the cutting edge of global fashion since 1989. She became the first black woman to present a collection at AltaRoma, Rome’s celebrated fashion week, in 2004. 10


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Gahaya Links Image of the Day: The wonderful "peace baskets" produced by the Gahaya Links network of more than 4,000 rural artisans in Rwanda, supplied to U.S. stores including Macy’s, Kate Spade and Anthropologie. 11


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ashley heather Image of the Day: ‘ashley heather’ jewellery handcrafted in Woodstock, Cape Town using precious metals reclaimed from computer circuit boards. Contemporary designs pared down to their essential qualities, meticulously crafted using age-old silversmithing techniques. 13


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VIA Aviation Image of the Day: Susan Mashibe is the high flying founder of VIA Aviation. She followed her passion for aviation and left Tanzania aged 19 to learn to fly jet liners in the USA. She became the first woman in Tanzania to qualify as both a FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer. 12


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Adesso Enterprises Image of the Day: Nozuko Teto is a uniquely talented South African Opera singer who has made her incredible voice the foundation of her startup venture, Adesso Enterprises. 14


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Aïssa Dione Textiles Image of the Day: The incredible textile art of Aïssa Dione. Featured is 'Dogon' from her classic range. Aissa Dione Textiles creates stylish, luxury fabrics using Senegal's traditional and unique fabric weaving craftsmanship. 15



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