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Doesn’t your freedom deserve more?

Our CEO, @kholi, just shared her thoughts on the election ...

 

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How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything … OR … “Doesn’t your freedom deserve more?”

Honestly, every time some “post-racial” “tragedy” has occurred during the last three years, I’ve believed it my duty to respond with some type of khoLi.-created language or tool.

In reverse order, there’s been:

  1. The Oscar/Grammy Response
  2. The Reaction to Beyonce’s “Formation” Release
  3. The Murder of Eric Garner
  4. The Death of the Miracle Disguised as Flesh: Amiri Baraka

And my all-time favorite piece … wait for it …

if God can cook

To many, a few of those links might not seem tragic. I understand this.

It’s difficult to immediately parse out the ways in which one of the leading entertainment award shows negating (entirely) the work of black people, is inextricably linked to (or perhaps, simply telling of) American race relations.

The thing is, everyone didn’t/doesn’t feel this way.

Many of us (read: all your black friends) have continually made requests of all of us to critically discuss and challenge institutionalized racism and its affects on … well … all of us. And honestly, so many of us (read: mostly white people, but other ethnicities too) have refused to do so. Many of us have made racism — and all of its lasting attributes — a black thing.

INSERT 2016 election results, also known as, a swift kick in the face of white liberal smug and sarcasm, also known as forcible disillusionment.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON MEDIUM.

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We know you’ve been waiting, so we’ll try to make this quick!

**REBLOG THIS POST & you’ll be entered to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards we’re giving away by December 15th!**

Here’s our #khafrachristmas15 list! Here are some of our favorite brands and stores (and some of our supreme obsessions) and some pretty awesome discounts as well!

Hecho en Harlem

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Where to begin? Guys, there are so many pieces that we’ll be ordering for friends and family (OK, also hoping friends and family order for us).

Like the Sterling Silver and Brass Double Starburst ring.

And the Solid SIlver Jewel Brass Ringband.

And the long triangle earrings.

And … it doesn’t matter which piece is your favorite, you get 20% OFF ALL ONLINE PURCHASES using the code “KHAFRA”.

SoleSpace

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We have SO many faves, here we won’t even try to list them all.

Be sure to follow us on IG, though. Because, we can’t help but overshare there.

Anyways, drop by 3304 Grand Avenue (1 block from Grand Lake Theater), Tuesday through Sunday, 12pm - 7pm to get 20% OFF the entire store!

If you’d like to make an online order, email infoATsolespace.com mention “KHAFRA” and they’ll ship them right over!

Stuzo Clothing

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Guys, literally … go order everything. You won’t even regret it. 

And enter code KHAFRA for 20% OFF the entire site!

Show + Tell

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Show + Tell is one of our favorite shops in Oakland! Everything is handmade and sustainable, and most of it is locally sourced.

Feel free to drop by (1427 Broadway, Oakland CA) and get 20% OFF ALL ACCESSORIES + 10% OFF ALL JEWELRY!

Or visit showandtelloakland.com and take 10% OFF ALL ONLINE ORDERS.

(offer available now through December 15, 2015)

Shirley + Alice

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If you’re in Brooklyn, please please please stop by Shirley + Alice!

They’ve got menswear, womenswear, and SO many accessories and you can literally find something for at least 4 members of your family. #letsmakeabet

Ubiq

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Ok, so maybe we won’t be spending SF rent on any of the YEEZY Season 1 Collection. Maybe we will, who are you to judge us?

But, we’ve got quite a few items from Ubiq on this year’s #khafrachristmas15 list.

Like these Frank the Butcher x Puma “Eat What You Kill" Blaze of Glories.

Oh, and this XL Herschel Supply Folio Pouch.

Speaking of leather goods. Let’s talk …

Oak Common

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This leather journal is perfectly priced for the writer in your life.

And don’t get us started on how much we love the Juniper Ridge scents.

Ok, fine, peruse the whole market. And don’t be mad at us when you’ve basically picked out gifts for you and the fam. #wholovesyoubaby

Or just stop by –> 3231 Grand Avenue  (Across from the Grand Lake Theatre), Oakland, CA 94610.

Ashaka Givens

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If you follow us on instagram, then you already know how much we love Ashaka Givens’ designs! She’s got a new line of fedoras that we want to gift to at least 5 friends this year.

These two!

Fanm Djanm

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“Guys …

We …

Can’t.”

Head scarves, bags, jewelry. Have at it.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more surprise sale announcements this week!

with <3,

khafra co.

**REBLOG THIS POST & you’ll be entered to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards we’re giving away by December 15th!**

Undoubtedly, you’ve already recognized that  Khafra Company  has taken a bit of a hiatus.  We could wax poetic about how and why, convince you that we’ve been on a vacation, pretend like we’ve been visiting hella trade shows finding the hottest new designers for you.  But a lot of that would be a lie.     Here’s what really happened: One day we woke up and decided we cared more about your lives than how much merchandise we could sell you.   We decided to focus on creating and sustaining relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs.   What do we mean?  Well, simply, you trust us to tell you where to shop and why. We want to make that worth your while.    From today forward, any product, store, designer, or affiliate you see discussed, advertised, or promoted via Khafra means that that entity is as committed to black and brown and gay and lesbian and trans and a full array of lives as we are.   We figure, boycotting certain businesses? Yea, sure. That works for a day, a week, months at a time. But we’re committed to longterm investment in businesses that invest in you.     More about this to come, in the meantime though &hellip;  DO THIS .

Undoubtedly, you’ve already recognized that Khafra Company has taken a bit of a hiatus.

We could wax poetic about how and why, convince you that we’ve been on a vacation, pretend like we’ve been visiting hella trade shows finding the hottest new designers for you.

But a lot of that would be a lie.

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Here’s what really happened: One day we woke up and decided we cared more about your lives than how much merchandise we could sell you.

We decided to focus on creating and sustaining relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs.

What do we mean?

Well, simply, you trust us to tell you where to shop and why. We want to make that worth your while. 

From today forward, any product, store, designer, or affiliate you see discussed, advertised, or promoted via Khafra means that that entity is as committed to black and brown and gay and lesbian and trans and a full array of lives as we are.

We figure, boycotting certain businesses? Yea, sure. That works for a day, a week, months at a time. But we’re committed to longterm investment in businesses that invest in you.

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More about this to come, in the meantime though … DO THIS.

Can we introduce you to Ryann Holmes? 
 Khafra Co. Style Story 
  Most of you know Ryan from   Brooklyn Boihood  , but Ryan also does amazing work for the   Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions , and  MoCADA .   We could give you the full run down on how much we love Ryann, how many amazing things Ryann has done in the community, but … we really want to talk to you abut Ryann’s style.
  
So here goes.  Ryann’s style:  **WE LOVE IT** .
  Check Ryann talking about life and style below.     How would you describe your signature style?   “I like wearing comfy clothes that look fly. Mostly clothes my friends make. My style is also kinda punk. Other times its very casual, and more focused on tiny one-of-a-kind details.”    At Khafra Company, we want to dress our clients for every moment of every day - for work or play. How do you decide what you’re wearing during the week?   
“I don’t put that much thought into what I’m wearing honestly. I wear what feels good. I wear things that look original. I just started to wear color, thats fun. I like to thrift, but I don’t shop often. When I like a piece I wear it over and over again. I might wear a similar outfit 3x in one week. But I’ll look fly tho:) For me, style is about individuality, emotion, and honesty. I try and reflect who I feel like on the inside. Sometimes thats kinda bummy.”      At Khafra Company, we take style super seriously. What items in your wardrobe can you absolutely not live without? Why? What makes them so special?   “My SunSun pants!!! Custom made by my super talented friend Sun Sun in Toronto. They are literally the flyest and most comfy pants I’ve ever worn. I have like 6 pair. All diff patterns and colors.      Also, I feel kinda weird without a hat on. I almost always have one on. Its sort of like armor to me.“   What 3 things are you most looking forward to adding to your wardrobe this season?   &ldquo;I’ve been having fun thrifting sweaters this year for winter. I’m also looking forward to new accessories.
      Especially beads and gold things. I want to be adorned like a prince this coming spring. Lastly, I’m on the hunt for some vintage frames. Great eyewear makes me feel good. ”   At Khafra Company, we think that all of our clients and customers are slightly-more-than-fierce. What does that mean to you?      “‘Slightly-more-than’ is kinda funny, LOL. I think folks are &lsquo;all the way’ fierce in their own right. The more folks are themselves the more it translates. Or doesn’t. Bottom line is being yourself is awesome. Be inspired. Make everything your own. Thats the key. Wait. What was the question? LOL. jk.  Thanks Khafra!” 

  Speaking of being yourself … you can catch a bunch of bois being awesome in the   2015 bklyn boihood calendar. 
            The hard copies are sold out, but you can still get a digital copy if you order now! 
 Want more real style from real people? CHECK OUT MORE  STYLE STORIES.

Can we introduce you to Ryann Holmes?

Khafra Co. Style Story

Most of you know Ryan from Brooklyn Boihood, but Ryan also does amazing work for the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions, and MoCADA.

We could give you the full run down on how much we love Ryann, how many amazing things Ryann has done in the community, but … we really want to talk to you abut Ryann’s style.

So here goes. Ryann’s style: **WE LOVE IT**.

Check Ryann talking about life and style below.


How would you describe your signature style?

“I like wearing comfy clothes that look fly. Mostly clothes my friends make. My style is also kinda punk. Other times its very casual, and more focused on tiny one-of-a-kind details.” 

At Khafra Company, we want to dress our clients for every moment of every day - for work or play. How do you decide what you’re wearing during the week?

“I don’t put that much thought into what I’m wearing honestly. I wear what feels good. I wear things that look original. I just started to wear color, thats fun. I like to thrift, but I don’t shop often. When I like a piece I wear it over and over again. I might wear a similar outfit 3x in one week. But I’ll look fly tho:) For me, style is about individuality, emotion, and honesty. I try and reflect who I feel like on the inside. Sometimes thats kinda bummy.”

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At Khafra Company, we take style super seriously. What items in your wardrobe can you absolutely not live without? Why? What makes them so special?

“My SunSun pants!!! Custom made by my super talented friend Sun Sun in Toronto. They are literally the flyest and most comfy pants I’ve ever worn. I have like 6 pair. All diff patterns and colors.

image

Also, I feel kinda weird without a hat on. I almost always have one on. Its sort of like armor to me.“

What 3 things are you most looking forward to adding to your wardrobe this season?

“I’ve been having fun thrifting sweaters this year for winter. I’m also looking forward to new accessories.

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Especially beads and gold things. I want to be adorned like a prince this coming spring. Lastly, I’m on the hunt for some vintage frames. Great eyewear makes me feel good. ”

At Khafra Company, we think that all of our clients and customers are slightly-more-than-fierce. What does that mean to you?

image

“‘Slightly-more-than’ is kinda funny, LOL. I think folks are ‘all the way’ fierce in their own right. The more folks are themselves the more it translates. Or doesn’t. Bottom line is being yourself is awesome. Be inspired. Make everything your own. Thats the key. Wait. What was the question? LOL. jk.

Thanks Khafra!”


Speaking of being yourself … you can catch a bunch of bois being awesome in the 2015 bklyn boihood calendar.

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The hard copies are sold out, but you can still get a digital copy if you order now!

Want more real style from real people?
CHECK OUT MORE STYLE STORIES.