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    Boutique Fashion News — christmas

    22 Reasons To Come to the B.Creatives Christmas Popup on 9th December

    We’ve partnered with a team of quality independent brands to create a day of feel-good shopping in the heart of London’s East End. It’s an all-day event that’s warm, cosy and fun, with curated gift options they’ll actually love. So come and indulge in complementary treats on us, festive music, workshops and craftmaking, hot drinks and cakes…oh and a bit of Christmas shopping!

    Whether it’s stocking fillers or more substantial presents you’re after, come find gifts for young and old, ladies and gents, and treat yourself too to lovely stationery, books, modern art and prints, natural skincare, haircare and cosmetics, handcrafted jewellery, fashion and accessories – all made with love from the B. Creatives.

    All the brands’ founders will be there to help you make the right choices, especially if you need advice on skincare, haircare and cosmetics – and all the brands are ethically made and tested. There’ll be demonstrations and workshops for Christmas cooking, kids’ crafting and headwrap styles. Here are the 22 reasons why you should not miss it:

    1. Jim + Henry’s Paraben-free vegan lab-tested hair products for babies, kids and adults, made from only EIGHT natural ingredients


    2. Love Rems luscious natural, vegan, chemical-free luxury skincare for sensitive skin and all skin types, with demonstrations by the founderLove Rems IMG_20171023_102533_484

    3. Real B Cosmetics offer makeup tips and indulgence with PETA-approved glamourous cosmetics that look and feel goodReal B IMG_0175

    4. The Study Room London’s range of super-sleek stationery and productivity products make great gifts for him

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    5. Vitae London’s timeless high quality timepieces won’t break your bank, and for every watch sold, a child’s education is sponsored in disadvantaged communities in Africavitae 5

    6. Sapelle’s range of gift items, including men’ accessories gives you stocking filler options that look great and are uniqueNomi Cufflinks 2

    7. House of Loulee’s large range of funky kids’ clothes and toys that will definitely put a smile on their faces on Christmas morning

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    8. Wildsuga is inspired by indigenous life, the sacred ancient, geometrical patterns,  foliage and spirit life and this comes through in everything they make

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    9. Bonita Ivie Prints gives much-loved classic African prints and popular sayings a new life with their stationery and gift line

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    10. Dorcas Creates graphic art celebrates sisterhood, and the many shades of women, making their products the perfect gift for her


    11. Mochi is the creation of visual artist and animator Nyanzi D, and is a series based on contemporary women and vintage pop art

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    12. Streetwear brand Meen keeps its finger on the pulse of young fashion, fusing it with touches of African influences

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    13. For the vintage lovers, Hand Me Down Glam has been saving gorgeous seasonal jummpers and more glam pieces

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    14. From the identical twin chefs who are currently crowdfunding to open their own vegan cafe, Twinz Cupcakes will be serving up delicious treats for the day and to take homecupcakes d2678e27bc461429945a8564ab80a8f2--dwarf-rosette

    15. Line & Honey was launched as a stress-reliever while the founder was completing her post-graduate thesis, and now the brand continues to illustrate versatile zip pouches with images of strong, beautiful women

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    16. Biloko is an ethical and sustainable brand that collaborates with Congolese artisans to create beautiful, timeless jewellery pieces

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    17. Own Brown was born in Switzerland, and offers women of colour luxurious tone-matched tights, with a lingerie line coming soon


    18. Jacaranda Books is an independent publisher of ethnically, socially & culturally diverse fiction and non-fiction – time to stock up!

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    19. Boite Luxury makes gift-giving and home storage extraordinary. Whatever goes into one of their boxes becomes even more special.

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    20. Creative maker Akua Ofosuhene will be running a head scarf and head wrapping workshop, plus selling some of her lovely hand-made crafts

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    21. Betty Vandy, otherwise known as Bettylicious Cooks, an African, Creole and Soul Food chef and blogger will be giving us a Christmas cooking demonstration

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    22. Kids get to make fun and fantastic crafts with the multitalented artist and educator Sarina Mantle

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    Don’t miss it, we open from 11am to 8 pm at Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury Street, London, round the corner from Truman Brewery, Spitalfields market and Brick Lane. Follow us on social: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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    Sapelle Collaborates in Christmas PopUp

    B.Creative Xmas Pop Up Flyer AWe love to get out there and present our Christmas gift options, so when we were invited to join a cooperative of like-minded unique independent brands with a Christmas Shopping Pop Up in the lovely, cosy, luscious Hanbury Hall in the heart of London’s Spitalfields/Brick Lane area…we said yes! And so B. Creatives promises to be one of the best unique gift-shopping events in London.

    From 11am until 8pm on Saturday 9th December, 12 specially curated upcoming brands selling natural cosmetics and skincare, vintage and contemporary African-inspired fashion, ethical jewellery, colour-toned hosiery and unique stationery and stocking fillers will host you with drinks, nibbles, music and crafts at Hanbury Hall.

    Mark your diaries: 11am to 8pm, SAturday 9th December, 2017. Spread the word and bring the whole family for a day of rewarding gift-shopping.

    Follow the event on Instagram, Facebook and Eventbrite.

    Interview with Florisa Magambi of There is Hope

    Being from Malawi, I’m always excited to find partners to work with that are based there. And so it was when I started to talk to Florisa Magambi of There is Hope, a charity based in Malawi that works with a group of some of the 20,000 refugees who are based in Malawi, to help them find sustainable livelihoods, whether through education, training or business micro finance. There is Hope’s hand-made craft brands Umoja Cards and Kibebe products are currently in stock with Sapelle, just in time for Christmas. There is Hope was conceived in 2006 by Innocent Magambi, Florisa’s husband, a Burundian national who has lived in different refugee camps within eastern and southern Africa since his birth. Their vision is to see refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable people in the host community rise above difficult circumstances by fully..

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    Black Friday: Why Sapelle Won’t Be Partaking

    Black Friday is an American retail tradition that sees huge markdowns on everything from fashion to white goods. Its a great day for Americans to shop, having just celebrated Thanksgiving. For most people, this is the start of the Christmas shopping season, therefore what better way to get things going than by bagging a few hot bargains? Thanks to the likes of Walmart and Amazon, the tradition has crossed the pond and caught on here in the UK, with more and more retailers offering massive discounts in the days around Black Friday. As we planned our marketing calendar this year, it was very tempting to participate in this growing trend and devise some clever offers that would show how competitive Sapelle is. After all, if this is the busiest shopping day of the entire year, why wouldn’t we want to..

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    Sapelle Invites you to Sip & Shop

    Our London Shop has LATE NIGHT SHOPPING until 8pm from Thursdays to Saturdays until Christmas, but we’re also adding a lovely touch on Thursday 27 November and 4 December and Friday 5 December from 5pm to 8pm. You’re invited to indulge in some leisurely, intimate shopping in the comfort of our London shop. Browse for seasonal treats with a drink and nibbles in your other hand. Bring your friends along and let us make your shopping experience a pleasure! To top it off, get 10% off your shopping by presenting the invite below at the till. Click on the image below for details.            

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