August 08, 2014

Save the Date

 

It's that time of year again...Kipepeo Designs are having a packing party on the evening of Thursday August 14th. We're incredibly excited to catch up with all our lovely supporters. Do let us know if you're interested in helping out, and don't forget to save the date.

Please get in contact at: info@kipepeodesigns.co.uk

August 08, 2014

New Customers, New Stories!

Hi,

My name is Chloe and I'm very excited to start selling Kipepeo Design's greetings cards on the Isle of Wight. My husband and I came across the project whilst on holiday in Devon. My little boy was very keen on choosing a birthday card for his Granddad and was instantly sure that he would like the Fanta Helicopter card! He was equally sure that we needed to buy the Tuska Beer motorbike for his Uncle (which was very handy as I was about to forget his birthday!). We bought the cards and read about the wonderful work that Kipepeo Designs are doing on the back of the cards. 

We are initially hoping to sell the cards to our friends and family from our loving church and community. We are really looking forward to being a part of Kipepeo!

 

June 11, 2014

My summer internship at Kipepeo Designs

My first day as an intern for Kipepeo was thoroughly enjoyable, and I learnt a vast amount in a very short space of time! Despite feeling a little anxious about my role, I was soon put at ease by Rachel, and Kathi- the outgoing intern. They both helped to show me the ropes, and make sure I understood everything. I instantly felt part of the Kipepeo family. Not only was I learning about my day-to-day roles, I was also included in a meeting to discuss the finer business details of the organisation, and to share views of what works best for the internship scheme. In the evening we were joined by about ten others for our 'packing party'. It was lovely to meet some of the people who are so invested in Kipepeo and its success, and by the end we were a very well oiled card-packing machine! It was great fun. I'm so glad I was accepted to do an internship at Kipepeo, as I can really see how much of a difference selling the cards makes to the women in Kibera, and now I can play a small part in that. I'm very much looking forward to the next month, and hope to come up with some bright ideas to boost sales.
Bea Bennett

May 29, 2014

Contemporary African Fabric arrives at Kipepeo Designs

We know that if we are going to encourage you to keep buying cards we need to be producing new designs. We are very excited about the initial reaction to our latest range. On trend vibrant colours and careful design combine to produce these lovely cards, useful for any occasion. This is a truly  international effort with the design by Sybille Linehart, a Swiss architect in London, the fabric from West Africa bought by an American, the paper made in Nairobi by our card makers and the design put together by our artist at Kipeepo, Syprose. We are hoping that other similar designs will follow and will keep you posted. The fabric used to make these cards will vary according to availability so we cannot specify the colours on the website but can guarantee that they will be beautiful!

 

In March, during my last visit to Kipepeo Designs, I worked with Syprose to produce some samples. Her ability to cut stencils and put together something beautiful was a joy to see.

  

This weekend we are expecting several boxes of cards to arrive in London with a great friend of Kipepeo Designs, Anna Mosby. We look forward to receiving your orders and watching our elephants march out of the office!

May 27, 2014

Save the date!

 

It's that time of year again...Kipepeo Designs are having a packing party on the evening of June the 5th. We're incredibly excited to catch up with all our lovely supporters. Do let us know if you're interested in helping out, and don't forget to save the date.

Please get in contact at: info@kipepeodesigns.co.uk