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  • | Mischke Bosse

    3 Reasons To Support Local Leather Brands

    We refer to “handmade” or “handcrafted” leather items as those made completely by hand, from the cutting of the leather to the sewing and finally the finished product.  When looking for a new leather bag or accessory you’ll likely be bombarded with cheap, fake leathers, low-quality craftsmanship ... View Post
  • | Mischke Bosse

    5 Things To Know About Handcrafted Jewellery

    As local fashion labels get more and more attention and farmer’s markets are packed to the brim every weekend, it’s becoming clear that consumers are starting to embrace locally-made, locally-sourced and small-batch items now more than ever.  Few of us are aware that jewellery and accessories are... View Post
  • | Tokelo Motsepe

    Tried and Tested: Hydrating Toner

    Our tried & tested feature is by Tokelo Motsepe, the founder of AFRENAI. Which is another way of saying she has a passion for sustainable brands that produce the thoughtfully made products sold on this platform. She loves anything that looks stylish and smells fresh; and will happily test and... View Post
  • | Tokelo Motsepe

    Your Guide To Starting A Gratitude Journal You'll Actually Keep

    The simple habit of reflecting on what you’re grateful for can actually lead to a happier, more content life. All it takes is a few moments of your time and a gratitude journal to record your thoughts. Gratitude journals aren't very different to the the diary you kept as a teenager, but instead o... View Post
  • | Tokelo Motsepe

    A Short List of Common Chemicals In Skincare To Avoid

    We believe in clean, nontoxic beauty here at AFRENAI: The brands in our shop are those that we believe hold themselves to very high standards in terms of choosing ingredients and formulations that are not harmful to our bodies & health. We know we can’t control everything, but the products th... View Post
  • | Tokelo Motsepe

    What Is Clean Beauty and Why It’s Important

    From parabens, phthalates, and sulfates to oxybenzone, triclosan, hydroquinone, and artificial fragrances, these ingredients and their effects, can easily frighten one into clearing out their entire bathroom cabinet. But what does clean beauty even mean? Can you trust all-natural labels? And are ... View Post