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The story behind BIND London and why Rihanna’s Vogue cover mattered

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘durag’? Does Vogue magazine come to mind? Probably not. That’s why the latest Vogue cover was such a jaw dropping moment for me. Let me explain. My name is Kayleigh Benoit and I’m the founder of BIND London, a high-fashion sportswear brand. As someone passionate…

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Movers and Shakers | Mariatu Turay | Founder, Gitas Portal

Continuing our series of profiles of women of colour making their mark in business and across industry. Mariatu Turay is the founder of Gitas Portal, a mid-market, luxury brand, known for its clever use of African wax prints to create sophisticated, feminine and beautiful styles. The brand is not just about beautiful quality clothes, but promotes a positive image and…

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Movers and Shakers | Flavilla Fongang | MD | 3 Colours Rule

Continuing our series of profiles of successful women of colour in business, leadership and work. Flavilla Fongang is Managing Director of  www.3coloursrule.com  a creative branding agency and online fashion styling academy. She set up the business ten years ago.   What drove you to start your own business? 3 Colours Rule was originally born as a…

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Movers and Shakers | Nana Evans | Love Yaa Yaa

Nana Evans, is the founder of Love Yaa Yaa, an accessories brand that produces quality, handcrafted leather accessories, The brand has been trading since August 2014 and has had major success through social media marketing and selling through global makers online store Etsy. What drove you to start your own business? I think I had always…