Photo by Rachel Reed
Nairobi's Biashara Street
From Kenya’s brightly patterned kanga cloth and colorfully striped kikoys to the bold wax fabrics of Western Africa, Nairobi’s Biashara Street is the place to go to for the best fabric shopping. It’s located in the middle of the busy Central Business District, which is filled with office workers, street stalls selling newspapers, and a range of local restaurants and cafés. The fabric shops here are interspersed with stores selling children’s items, and there are plenty of options to pop in and out of on the street. Try Haria Uniforms for the best selection of Kenyan kanga materials and affordable kikoy towels.
By Harriet Constable, AFAR Local Expert