Suave Designs is the brainchild of Stylish young indie-entrepreneur Mohamed Awale. After working in various corporate jobs after university, Mohamad decided to stop working for the man and start working for himself.

He rented a small workshop in the notorious River Road area of Downtown Nairobi and hired three craftspeople and starting making prototypes. Suave Designs has now found a successful niche in creating colourful backpacks, satchels and laptop sleeves made from recycled fabrics.

In this episode we travel to Kenya's biggest second hand clothes market to pick up the fabric that will make an original and truly amazing backpack. Most of these clothes come from Europe and the USA, so the backpack you buy from Suave Kenya may very well be a re-purposed pair of your old jeans.

You can find out more about Suave here: suavedesigns.co.ke

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