Indego Africa truly began as a grassroots movement and nothing epitomizes these humbling origins better than the continued commitment of our regional boards spread now across eight U.S. cities. The Windy City is home to one of Indego Africa’s longest standing regional boards, and they recently dropped us a line about their most recent projects. Check it out!
FIRST, Indego Africa tabled at the burgeoning Dose Market – a year-round marketplace featuring Chicago’s most innovative fashion, artisanal food and high-design vendors. Indego Africa peddled its Nicole Miller bracelet collection and Plateau Baskets to an energetic and aesthetically discerning crowd.
Not only was Indego Africa pleased to participate at this latest Dose Market happening, but it was incredibly honored to be the inaugural exhibitor in the Dose Market’s “Just ‘Cause” campaign - an initiative sponsoring participation by a local or national charitable organization. We are very grateful to the Dose Market’s organizers for this special recognition!
SECOND, on July 14th, Chicago hosted their Third Annual Benefit at the supremely funky and elegant Green Home Chicago Design Center. Set amid unique eco-friendly interior design products and accompanied by the music of afro-beat jazz ensemble L’Orchestre Super Vitesse, scores of young professionals ate, drank and conversed. The evening was punctuated by a presentation from COO/CFO Conor French who described the model, goals, and progress of Indego Africa. With a mixing and mingling between supporters new and old, the Third Annual Benefit proved a wildly successful night on all fronts!
That’s all the Chicago news for now - stayed tuned for more. And to my fellow Chicago Regional Board members, thank you again. Y'all rock!
-Josh Lebowitz, Co-Chair of the Chicago Regional Board
(Photos: At top, Alexis Worley, Co-Chair of the Regional Board, stands guard at Indego Africa's table at the Dose Market and, at bottom, supporters gather at the Third Annual Benefit)