Dreams of the Future and Why I Love Banke Kuku Textiles.
Whilst I’m busy dreaming about a time in my life were I can comfortably afford my own place, or at least rent somewhere without having to shy, I waste no time in thinking up ways in which I can decorate this future space of mine (all thanks to Pinterest!).
Some of the items I imagine adorning my future abode in are a range of items from Banke Kuku, the eponymous textile and furniture brand started by the Nigerian-born England-raised designer. From cushions and foot stools, to couches and fabrics, Banke Kuku is a pattern and vibrant colour feast for lovers of loud and bright interior accents.
Established in 2011, Banke Kuku fuses traditional African and Western culture to create, intricate, unique and luxurious fabrics for the interior and fashion industries. Each fabric produced by Banke Kuku Textiles in its beauty tells a unique African story ranging from native parables to current issues within the continent. The brand also has a strong ethical side to it as it supports Badagry based charity Sail Harbour Foundation through donations of all profits from The Sail Habour foundation Charity Cushion.
Additionally, Banke Kuku supports and promotes local textiles mills industries in Nigeria and the brand’s creative director Banke Kuku has published a book, ‘The Unwoven Threads of Nigeria’ in 2010 that is an in depth analysis of the structure of the Nigerian textile industry, the problems the industry faces and suggestions on how to tackle the problems. Working with Adire Mills in Ogun state Nigeria Banke Kuku Textiles looks to clean up the sector and promote home grown textiles.
All Africa, All the time.
There are 53 countries and 8 dependencies in Africa
Libya is the only country in the world with only one color for its flag, with no insignias, design or other details
Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa by area, and the 17th largest in the world
90% of Libya is…
Beyoncé ending the last show of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour with a bang. [x]
This is me lol.