Kapoeta by Ambica

Stand: V49
  • Accessories
  • Fashion accessories
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  • Jewellery
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
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  • Footwear & Accessories

Kapoeta by Ambica is a luxury collection of handmade feather jewelry and accessories where each unique feather piece beautifully combines edgy, extravagant and elegant. Founded in 2010 as an African eco-fashion brand, Ambica supports ethical and sustainable sourcing, production and design.

Inspired by her travels through Spain, Morocco and India, Ambica discovered a dynamic fusion of culture and fashion where colours and dimensions came to life in unique and surprising ways. 

Feather fashion sprang to life and today she sources her feathers, beads and leather from local Kenyan entrepreneurs with a vision for supporting local communities. Ambica works closely with the fly-tying community in Kenya where she collects the off cuts and recycles the feathers into her creations. Her designs are personally hand crafted into unique and eccentric collections that never cease to captivate the imagination nor peak your curiosity. All materials are ethically sourced from local entrepreneurs and individuals with the aim of empowering and supporting the local community and environment.

The name Kapoeta (pronounced ‘Ka-po-eh-tah’) comes from South Sudan, a place that conveys mystical and magical elements. It is a reflection of Ambica’s work that embodies a sense of free spirited nature that transcends borders.

​Her source of creative inspiration is drawn from traditional tribal cultures including the Samburu and Dinka people, Native Americans and Gypsy Indians who practice the age-old culture of adorning with feathers, silver, beads and decorative apparel. Kapoeta by Ambica captures this fascinating, rich global history that is shared across cultures and continents and reinterpreted into modern fashion. 

Ambica’s signature earrings, ear cuffs and collars are picking up momentum in the fashion world and have been featured in various Kenyan fashion shows and International print publications. That momentum has translated into an organic expansion of creative energy and design, integrating new techniques and materials into the brand. 

​In 2014, she completed an intensive silversmithing course at Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town and brought life to silver bird skulls, silver sand dollars and traditional Miao earrings. In 2018, Ambica expanded the brand and merged Yolanda McIntyre's designs with her jewellery. The new collection features bespoke suede garments that are intricately beaded using traditional Maasai beads and techniques. Each piece is uniquely designed, paying close attention to detail and experimenting with colours and patterns. 

The new collection also features boho-chic apparel, which is synonymous with a boho lifestyle, with ethereally light Indian printed fabrics and flowy cuts. All creations resonate deeply with Kapoeta by Ambica’s values and ethos, and continue telling the story of this unique brand. 

 

 

 

 

Address

Kenya

Website

http://www.kapoetabyambica.com

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  • Feather Collar Badger
    Designed with leather, black, white and grizzly feathers stitched together, the collar is worn as a statement piece over a black dress or under a jacket or coat. The collars can be worn flat on the shoulders or raised. Leather cord tied in the front to hold collar in place. Materials are ethically sourced and produced.
  • Feather Collar Red Tigrette
    Designed with leather, chinchilla, black and red dyed feathers stitched together, the collar is worn as a statement piece over a dress, under a jacket or coat or simple to style up your jeans, boots and shirt. The collars can be worn flat on the shoulders or raised. Leather cord tied in the front to hold collar in place. Materials are ethically sourced and produced.
  • Ear Cuff Burgundy
    Designed with Guinea Fowl and dark brown feathers, wire and leather, the ear cuff is worn around the ear and can be moulded/adjusted to fit the ear comfortably. A bohemian chic accessory that combines an elegant and edgy look. Materials are ethically sourced and produced. Diameter 5"
  • Ear Cuff Red Tip
    Designed with Peacock Chinchilla and Golden Pheasant Red Tip Tail feathers, wire and leather, the ear cuff is worn around the ear and can be moulded/adjusted to fit the ear comfortably. A bohemian chic accessory that combines an elegant and edgy look. Materials are ethically sourced and produced. Diameter 7"
  • Ear Cuff Orange Tip
    Designed with Peacock Chinchilla and Golden Pheasant Red Tip Tail feathers, wire and leather, the ear cuff is worn around the ear and can be moulded/adjusted to fit the ear comfortably. A bohemian chic accessory that combines an elegant and edgy look. Materials are ethically sourced and produced. Diameter 7"
  • Mini Feather Earrings
    This mini pair of feather earrings is designed with antique silver, Guinea Fowl and French Partiridge feathers. All materials ethically sourced and produced. Earring hooks 92% silver. Length 2.5"
  • Short Feather Earrings - Blue Marina
    This short pair of dainty feather earrings is designed with handmade brass chain, Guinea Fowl and Peacock blue feathers. All materials ethically sourced and produced. Earring hooks 92% silver. Length 4"
  • Single Feather Earring - Marabou
    Single feather earrings designed with brass chain, Guinea Fowl, Grouse and dyed red Saddle feathers. Boho-Chic accessory that combines an elegant and edgy look. Materials are ethically sourced and produced. 92% silver hooks. Length 8"
  • Long Feather Earrings - French Partridge
    Long pair feather earrings designed with antique silver beads, French Partridge, Ringneck Pheasant and saddle cockerel feathers. Materials are ethically sourced and produced. Earring hooks 92% silver. Length 8"
  • Long Feather Earrings - Safari Chic
    Long pair feather earrings designed with antique brass, saddle cockerel and Ringneck Pheasant feathers. Materials are ethically sourced and produced. Earring hooks 92% silver Lenght 10"
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Kapoeta by Ambica exports to:
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America
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