S01 Episode 48 | PANAH + MADE IN AFRICA


In episode 48, Kestrel connects with Evgeniya Khromina, the cofounder and president of Panâh, a fashion production house that provides consulting, sourcing, and manufacturing services for global and African fashion brands. Panâh has worked with notable fashion brands like LemLem, Edun, and Adele Dejak. 

Evgeniya shares insight on the future of Made in Africa fashion, and the way words can have a large impact on change; for example, the associations connected to calling African designers "emerging African fashion designers". Evgeniya also introduces Kestrel to some of the talented designers of the moment that she and Panâh have worked with. Notable designers she mentions are included below:

A couple other initiatives + organizations that Evgeniya brings up in this conversation:

  • Heshima Kenya - nonprofit that specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee children and youth, especially girls, young women, and their children living in Kenya
  • Flo Living - an approach to women's health & sustainability