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New Flat Woven Platters

Autumn is finally in the air in St. Louis! We love this season — from the leaves turning crisp and falling from the trees, to cooling temperatures and cooking/baking that delights everyone. It’s th...

Let Girls Rule The World

Expedition Subsahara has grown and changed significantly since it launched two years ago. From our business plan, to partners and products, we’ve continuously worked to make things better, more du...

A Brief History of African Textiles: Wax Print

Two years into running Expedition Subsahara, I have learned an incredible amount about African textiles, sourcing and origins. One thing I was surprised — or actually shocked — to learn is that "A...

Is Confidence Cultural?

A few months ago, I was invited to be a part of Lark Skin Co.’s Campaign for Confidence. It was a really cool experience that allowed me to connect with women from all walks of life and hear their...

Authentic African Beadwork

Africa is a continent known for its beautiful, elaborate beadwork, particularly in jewelry, but the intricate practice also is put to use in creating home decor and tools. The Maasai Tribe for exa...

Where She Creates: Shell Enste

To Shell Enste, who has built a newborn and family photography business bearing her name, there’s nothing more satisfying than creating the perfect image of a newborn. “I really take the time to ...