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Perspective from a White Mum of Brown Children

Perspective from a White Mum of Brown Children

June 03, 2020

This is one I feel the drive to write - to express how I am attempting to process the energy that is around us at this time and how it has led to me uncovering my own ignorance and naivety around white privilege and racism. From someone who shares in a business with principles around educating our children on diversity and breaking African stereotypes, I feel the need to share my experience facing these uncomfortable emotions in the hope that I can help others take the step to also challenge their own conditioning and programming.

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10 Eco Friendly Mother's Day Gift Ideas

10 Eco Friendly Mother's Day Gift Ideas

April 22, 2020

Looking for gift ideas for the eco conscious Mum or Mum-to-be? We have curated a selection of beautiful and unique eco friendly products from small businesses we just love. Along with our suggestions from our own sustainably made range of hand woven baskets, jewellery and decor for the home and baby nursery. We hope our top 10 eco friendly Mother's day gift ideas are helpful to you.

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Corona Chronicles - Living in Ghana During COVID-19

Corona Chronicles - Living in Ghana During COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Currently there are less than 30 cases of coronavirus reported in Ghana. The Government in Ghana has taken swift action to minimise the spread of coronavirus here which is so important due to the lack of sufficient health services available. Given the lack of real information available about the virus and its impact, we have decided to remain in self isolation to protect our family. We have a number of strategies in place to try to keep our sanity and we share those here! We are doing our best to work from home, but obviously its a challenge. Here is our update on life in Ghana during Coronavirus times.

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Spotted: Gogglebox: Sarah Marie and Matty reveal pictures of their adorable baby nursery featuring our natural baby moses basket!

Spotted: Gogglebox: Sarah Marie and Matty reveal pictures of their adorable baby nursery featuring our natural baby moses basket!

November 06, 2019

We are so excited to have our baby moses basket and moses basket stand hand picked by Sarah Marie and Matty (of Gogglebox fame) to be included in their gender neutral nursery as they prepare to welcome baby Fahd into the world.

Their nursery decor style has been featured in Lifestyle, where they reveal an inside look into their beautifully styled baby nursery.

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Reshaping Bolga Baskets - A detailed tutorial

Reshaping Bolga Baskets - A detailed tutorial

August 30, 2019

We’ve had a few wholesale customers ask us about reshaping baskets so we thought we’d put together a quick and easy to follow tutorial to guide you through it. It's always a bit easier to see instructions in action! And please forgive us for our amateur video techniques ;)

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Come See Us At LifeInStyle Melbourne

Come See Us At LifeInStyle Melbourne

July 29, 2019

Wow our first trade show! We are so excited to be showcasing our products to new potential retail buyers at the LifeInstyle Melbourne Show on this week 1st August - 4th August at the Royal Exhibition Building. Find us in the First Instyle section, stand F15. If you are local to the area or already plan to attend, please stop by and say hello!

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Spotted: Adinkra Designs Baby Moses Basket in Lisa Hyde's (The Bachelor) Lavish Baby Nursery

Spotted: Adinkra Designs Baby Moses Basket in Lisa Hyde's (The Bachelor) Lavish Baby Nursery

June 26, 2019

We are so excited to have our baby moses basket and moses basket stand hand picked by Lisa Hyde (of Bachelor fame) to be included in her nursery as she prepares to welcome her baby girl.

Lisa's nursery decor style has been featured in The Daily Mail, where she reveals an inside look into her baby collection. Anita, a home stylist, was there to assist Lisa in getting organised for bub's arrival.

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Beautiful African Necklaces from Created by Culture

Beautiful African Necklaces from Created by Culture

April 02, 2019

Following the same ethical principles of fair trade and sustainable fashion, Created by Culture, our sister company, is proud to showcase the crafts and traditions that have been part of Ghanaian culture for centuries. And in doing so, are able to support and sustain a small team of local Ghanaian artisans who are passionate about sharing their craft and culture with the world. So while we will continue to focus on growing our home decor range here at Adinkra Designs, we will also be working closely with Created by Culture to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, showcasing the amazing work of talented Ghanaian artisans. We are very excited by our new partnership and cannot wait to bring you the amazing designs in the pipeline!

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With Love From Ghana - Chapter 2 - Getting Settled

With Love From Ghana - Chapter 2 - Getting Settled

February 26, 2019

Life in Ghana is very different to Australia and as can be expected, it's been quite an adjustment for the whole family. It's actually been pretty crazy when we look back over the past months and what we have achieved. From finding a new home, dealing with scrupulous landlords, selecting a school for the kids that would be the right fit, feeling like a L plate driver learning to drive for the first time on these crazy lawless roads and learning to live with inefficient services we consider basic like garbage collection, power and water services - but it's not all been stress and chaos, we've already made great friendships, amazing new connections and have been enjoying quality time with family, learning to slow down and take the time to appreciate the small things...

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With Love From Ghana - Chapter 1 - We Made It!

With Love From Ghana - Chapter 1 - We Made It!

November 28, 2018 1 Comment

We finally made it to Ghana after an epic 27 hour flight! The kids were (surprisingly) great on the flight. They just loved the unrestricted movie time and my lil bub was happy to snuggle into Mama for the most part. It's been a funny experience leading up to this point with lots of mixed reactions from family, friends and random strangers who hear about our big move to Ghana. It's sad that most commonly we get asked if it is safe - like I'd be taking my kids to a country that isn't safe?! - as strange as the question is, its not overly surprising given how negative Africa is portrayed in our media. Our first week in Ghana has been anything but negative <3

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Announcement: Adinkra Designs HQ is moving!

Announcement: Adinkra Designs HQ is moving!

October 03, 2018 1 Comment

Our family is about to embark on our biggest journey yet. In November, we will be relocating to Accra, Ghana. The girls still have very vivid memories of our last trip to Ghana and they’re very excited to call Ghana home. Kingston has never been, and while I am definitely not looking forward to the plane ride over with a 12 month old, it’s a short pain for long-term gain. I can’t wait to watch him chasing chickens, growing up knowing nothing but outdoor play in nature and simple living. This is such a gift we can give to our children and I can’t wait to hit re-set on our life and let this new journey begin.

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Market Basket, Tote Bags, Kalahari Carry Bags - How to Decide?!

Market Basket, Tote Bags, Kalahari Carry Bags - How to Decide?!

September 19, 2018

One of the most common questions we get asked is which is the most versatile bag out of our top selling Market Basket, Tote Bags and Kalahari Carry Bags? Each one is, of course, beautifully constructed, a unique piece of Africa artisan talent! But this makes it awfully hard to choose between them all. All in all, whatever your preference is, you can feel good knowing that your purchase will go towards supporting African artisans in rural communities.

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