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Making Fashion with a Purpose

WE ARE NOT PERFECT.
BUT WE ARE TRANSPARENT.


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LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

FOUNDED: 2017

AMOUNT OF FABRIC RECYCLED: 700 lbs

WATER PRESERVED: 1 million litres and counting

Using handcraft & waste, team Lilabare designs creative clothing for the mindful individual. Taking inspiration from the heritage of our natural, handcrafted & repurposed materials, our designs bring traditions of the ancient worlds into today’s diverse conversations. To create things that last, our ethos is to design a wardrobe that you can wear throughout the day and year, regardless of season or occasion. The clothes are an ode to fluidity, creating pieces that endure the ups and downs of life. Style & timelessness last through generations; making designs that are inherently sustainable for the wearer as well as our incredible makers.

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"Inherently sustainable for the wearer & the makers"


Using handcraft & waste, team Lilabare designs creative clothing for the mindful individual. We are inspired by the heritage from which our fabric is crafted, bringing traditions of the ancient worlds into today’s conversations of inclusivity, art, gender and body image through its designs. We design each piece for you to wear it throughout the day and year, regardless of season or occasion. The clothes are an ode to fluidity, creating pieces that endure the ups and downs of life. Style & timelessness last through generations; making designs that are inherently sustainable for the wearer as well as the makers. Made for those who appreciate the eccentricities of life, we bring you a modern nostalgic perspective by bringing you special pieces that adapt to your needs.


65% of our fabrics are recycled


We use the industry's natural fibre excess, which would otherwise go into landfill. So far, we have recycled over 700 lbs of textile and counting...that equals 1 million litres of water preserved and counting.


85% of our fabrics are handcrafted


this means they are handspun, handwoven or handdyed. The heritage, history & beauty of these fabrics is what inspires our designs.

The few materials we use that are not handcraft or recycled (or both!) are sourced from women owned & run artisanal units. Our goal is to be 100% natural & handcrafted fibres... we're nearly there!

The Focus is Empowerment


Artisans, tailors & independent makers form the bulk of our supply chain; there is a story behind EVERYTHING in a Lilabare piece. In our garden atelier in Nairobi, we hire and train local tailors, who receive more than double the local industry standard, snacks & meals as well as transport every day.

Our daily goal is to make our makers feel appreciated, safe & taken care of. These individuals & artisanal groups are the backbone of our brand, bringing our original designs to life with integrity and their refined skills.

There is a story behind every piece

Aside from the textiles, we love reusing nickel-free scrap metal to create hand carved buttons & trims. Look out for them on your Lilabare piece!

The journey of each element is special, as are the people that make them.


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Click on the Sustainability Tab

on any style's page to read more about its individual

origin & composition.