Suno: The New York based label has ex-film director turned fashion designer Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty as the designers. Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty take their inspiration from Kenya. Parts of the Collection is produced in Africa. This Fall, the collection was inspired by old ladies. Michelle Obama is a fan and Esperanza Spalding wore a Suno Jacket at the Grammy's.
Thakkoon: Thakoon Panichgul's look for Fall 2011 was a juxtaposition of the costumes of Versailles and the clothes worn by the Massai tribe of Kenya.
Edun: under the creative direction of Sharon Wauchob is a socially conscious clothing label founded by Ali Hewson and her U2 frontman husband, Bono.
Wachoub spent some time in Africa, in the last year recruiting craftspeople and researching factories.
Max Azria: Tunisian born designer Max Azria founded the contemporary women's clothing brand BCBGMAXAZRIA. His Fall 2011 RTW collection include faux-fur pieces, and chunky knits.