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One of the pillars of the partnership between @sawasawausa and @zafaraniafricabykatesaich is being part of something that is bigger than ourselves. Kate and I believe that our purpose is to invest our skills and efforts in people who in turn pay it forward and make the world a better place than we found it. Our women empowerment programs help women make a living and support their loved ones. That’s why this Mother’s Day we join World Vision in #6kforwater to make every day a little easier for African women.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is around the corner! There is nothing I wouldn’t do for my mom. She is a brilliant, strong, bold, achieved woman. She is the reason I am the woman I am today! And for that, mom, I thank you.

Remember to do something special just for her this Mother’s Day!

@sawasawausa celebrates moms!

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Boho style designs with white Maasai beads.

All about the white beads! They hold a great significance in the African cultures and the west cultures. They are absolutely gorgeous and would be perfect with an elegant, classy outfit

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Sold Out!

Yay! Our Tear Drop Beaded Earrings sold out on the first week! There has been great demand on facebook and Istagram! We are ecstatic. We have a new shipment coming soon.

Thank you for the support! Much appreciated.

Asante sane

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Just Joined Instagram!

Better late than never! After litsening to everyone tell me how much I’m missing out and thinking of the audience for @sawasawausa I’m shutting out. I have – with great reluctance- my people say “shingo upande” joined intagram. I am of course very confused with all the features but I’ll figure it out. Follow me @sawasawausa

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We are rebranding! To new beginnings.

After 4 long years of running the Anne Drane Collection as a hobby and working in the finance field, I have come to the decision that to succeed I need to ‘jump in with both feet’. Following a very successful partnership with Zafarani, We have rebranded to Sawa Sawa. Sawa Sawa is a Swahili phrase that translates to, okay, alright, I understand, It’s good etc. depending on context. It’s a phrase like ‘Hakuna Matata’.

Our brand will carry Jewelry, shoes, clothes, bags, sculptures, art, Kikoys, among others all handmade at a fair trade workshop in Kenya by Kenyan Artists and craftsmen.


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New Partnership.

My people have a saying, If you want to go fast go alone, If you want to go far, go together. Over the past few months we have been finalizing the details on a partnership between Anne Drane Collection and Zafahari Africa by kate Saich. Kate and I have known each other since high school. She is an amazing, capable, creative, all round entreprenuer and a gorgeous model as well. I look forward to a successful partnership.