STUDIO ONE EIGHT NINE
Studio One Eighty Nine co-founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, is an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise that has recently won the prestigious CFDA Lexus Fashion Initiative for Sustainability. The brand is made in Africa and produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. The brand currently operates a store in NY and Accra (Ghana), an eCommerce site, a manufacturing facility in Accra, and supports various community led projects in Africa and in the USA. Studio 189 works with artisanal communities that specialize in various traditional craftsmanship techniques including natural plant based dye indigo, hand-batik, kente weaving and more. Studio 189 focuses on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training and partners with organizations such as the United Nations ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, NYU Stern School of Business and has collaborated with brands including Lexus. EDUN (LVMH), Fendi, Nike, Opening Ceremony, The Surf Lodge, Okay Africa and Yoox Net a Porter.
Larry Jay is ready to wear Ghanaian brand of ethical fashion clothes and accessories founded by Larry Jafaru Mohammed.
The brand started as a fashion accessories line in 2012 with a rebirth and introduction of fashion clothes in 2016 and officially debuted its first spring summer collection in 2017.
The brand is generally inspired by Nature, various African Cultures and Arts and draws it’s major inspirations from the 70’s,that makes its design aesthetic very Unusual,Minimal and Timeless.
The brand’s aim is to be an empowerment brand, a brand that will give back to society in future,one that caters for the fashionably conscious individuals and one that is ethically and socially responsible to its environment.
Design Aesthetic : Minimal,Unusual and Timeless.
Atto Tetteh is a menswear brand founder in October 2014 and is based in Accra, Ghana.
ATTO TETTEH, a luxuriating brand provides men all over the world with quality and trendy clothes which has a touch of African culture. With very carefully selected fabrics and immense attention to detail, we construct clothes that man the Atto Tetteh man exquisite.
Osei-Duro was founded in 2011 by Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh. The company is based in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Accra. We currently produce textiles and garments in Ghana, applying traditional techniques to simple contemporary designs.
Born out of the designers’ shared interest in discourse between different fashion systems, Osei-Duro began as and still remains an experiment. Having pioneered the use of West African batik on fabrics like silk and rayon, Osei-Duro continues to focus on developing new and hybrid materials. Processes we have used include batik, tie and dye, hand weaving, block printing, lost wax brass casting, hand crochet, hand knitting, hand painting and screen printing, quilting, wood carving, glass bead making, soft sculpture, performance, ikat, and botanical dyeing. We prioritize social responsibility and transparency in our projects, preferring to work collaboratively with a wide range of artisans, designers and fine artists. Our sewing is done in small workshops in Ghana where we have direct relationships with the sewers and can ensure that their pay is well above the minimum wage.
Jermaine Bleu is a fashion brand that uses its pieces to tell a visual story of modern African cutlture. This Ghanaian brand, founded by Jason Jermaine Asiedu, presents an array of edgy meets modern ooks in its collections and their pieces feature daring silhouettes and cuts, bold colours, edgy style and many more.
Sena Bryte is an emerging unisex fashion brand. Sena Bryte has already made an impressive mark in the fashion brand by winning the maiden edition of he Accra Mall Fashion Fund.
Ekua Addo is an emerging fashion brand that specializes in making exciting fabrics using invaluable pre-Columbian and pre-colonial art and artifacts.
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