Author: Amaka Olukoya

Sustainable Fashion: The Eco-Friendly Appeal of Ethically Made African Print Bags

Sustainable Fashion: The Eco-Friendly Appeal of Ethically Made African Print Bags

Sustainability has permeated every industry today, and the fashion industry is no exception. Sustainable fashion refers to how the fashion industry creates fashion pieces and how this industry respects and embraces the ethos of environmental sustainability and eco-friendliness, thereby contributing to a greener future. The fashion industry’s various sustainability concerns include the cost of raw…

Exploring the Symbolism of African Print Bag Patterns: What Do They Mean?
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Exploring the Symbolism of African Print Bag Patterns: What Do They Mean?

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled and timeless allure of African prints, a signature in the global fashion arena. These prints transcend mere garments, extending to a diverse array of fashion items like bags, shoes, jewellery, and accessories. By owning a piece adorned with these prints, you’re not just following a trend. You’re becoming part of…

History of African Print Fabrics and their Evolution in Bag Design

History of African Print Fabrics and their Evolution in Bag Design

African print fabrics, introduced by Dutch merchants in the 19th century, were inspired by Indonesian designs and were adapted to African tastes. The term ‘Ankara’, a Hausa adaptation of ‘Accra ‘, the capital of Ghana, was the hub for selling these vibrant prints. This fusion of cultures and styles makes African Print Fabrics so fascinating. The Kente fabric,…