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Fashion Revolution

Today marks the 4 year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. Rana Plaza was home to five factories where many mainstream brands' apparel was made. The building itself was poorly constructed and the garment workers were not treated much better. 1137 of the over 3600 workers were confirmed dead, and many more were injured. Learn more here. That tragic event shook things up in the fashion world. People have since then started asking more questions and digging into the realities of injustice and oppression that have been overlooked for years. We are joining with many other brands, companies, and individuals this week to bring awareness to Fashion Revolution and to advocate for human rights in the global fashion...

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Celebrating Moms!

Does anyone else feel like April is flying by?! I can't believe in just a couple of weeks it's going to be May! Here in Chicago, we can't always count on great wether in May, but we do get to celebrate our moms because if you're like me, there aren't enough words I can say that could express how thankful I am that I can always count on my mom!  We want to celebrate our moms and women everywhere with gifts that empower and provide opportunities for families to thrive. To get the celebration going, we came up with a little gift guide for all the moms out there...any age, any style, we've got you covered!  For the moms who like...

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Spring Feature: Kenya

Hi Friends! As you all know, Tanzania is the heart and soul of Zuri, but we aren't stopping there! At the start of this year, I committed to highlighting one new country each season. In the winter, we brought the beautiful Peruvian textiles to our online shop and shared some of the stories behind the amazing clutches and textiles. See that story here, and shop that collection here!This season, I want to share with you about Kenya, the newest addition to Zuri's collection!   Meet Catherine and Moses - they are the driving forces behind the leather pieces Zuri is carrying this spring.  I fell in love with these products as you can see below, but I also love their philosophy....

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Style Icons

Fashion is a world where we get to draw inspiration from so many places - from nature to artwork, city skylines to the colors of the sunset. But some of my favorite inspiration comes from people. As this month is Black History Month, I wanted to reflect on some of the African American women who have influenced fashion over the past many decades!   1. Dorothy Dandridge Dorothy Dandridge is probably known best for being the first African American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1954, but she was also known for her style. She often was found wearing classic, tailored silhouettes, feminine blouses, and elegant jewelry. I love how she stuck to neutral colors...

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Peru Collection

When I started Zuri Collection, just a few short months ago, I was building the Zuri brand and shop around Artisans in Tanzania, a country very close to my heart. I knew eventually I would grow to working with groups in different parts of the world, but little did I know that would happen much sooner than I thought. I met Dana, from PresentlyIn, on Instagram just a couple short months after Zuri launched. We immediately bonded over all things artisan-made and gorgeous textiles, but it came out later we actually grew up in neighboring towns outside Chicago. Such a small world! It wasn't long after we met that we decided a partnership between Zuri and PresentlyIn was a must! It was...

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