Hamaji, meaning 'nomad' in coastal Swahili, is an African designer collection created around preserving ancient textile traditions and nomadic craftsmanship while empowering small-scale artisans in Africa.
Reigning from the East coast of Africa, Hamaji was born in Kenya in 2017 by designer Louise Sommerlatte. Built on the principles of sustainability and conscious consumerism, their collections are composed from natural fibres, botanical dyes, hand craft, embroidery, and up-cycled collected vintage textiles.
Hamaji is inspired by East African charm and embodies a spirit of nomadic femininity with pastel hues, free flowing silhouettes, and a delightful sense of elegance.
Made at the worlds only carbon neutral, fair trade factory protecting wildlife in Kenya
Come and say Hello to us in Kilifi
Nestled under a big fig tree
amoungst several other local designers and Kenyan creatives our Hamaji studio is based at the Food movement on Kilifi Plantations.
"I want each Hamaji piece to be a real treasure to the owner. When they wear this product, I want them to feel a harmony of culture run through them & a symphony of wandering threads, each with their own nomadic story and heritage."