Top 10 African Fashion Print Brands
Ankara is a 100% cotton fabric with vibrant patterns that are also known as "African prints." It is typically a colourful cloth that is associated with Africa, particularly West Africa, due to its tribal-like patterns and motifs. Ankara can be used to make almost anything, but what I love most about Ankara pieces are their confidence and extravagance.
Sonma (pronounced Son-Ma) is an Igbo word that means "so beautiful." The name was inspired by the fact that it is critical that everything within our control feels beautiful and that we are constantly reminded that every part of us is what makes us beautiful, similar to the different colours of Ankara fabric.
Sonma was founded on the desire to bring fun, flirty, and fabulous clothing with a cultural twist to the market.
Twenty Six is a fashion label for women and men who want clothing that is functional, simple, and stylish. their pieces enable you to move through your days looking and feeling your best – free, comfortable, and elegant without the constraints of trends – thanks to thoughtful design, attention to detail, and distinct fabric. TwentySix is a way of expressing yourself. The brand incorporates a lot of my personal style. Desola was initially concerned that not enough people would share her tastes, but it resonated and a community began to form. they welcome the creative and expressive with their individuality, simplicity, and complexities.
Jenutua is a ready-to-wear clothing brand that is inspired by passion and style.
Jenutua creates fashionable but classy pieces for the elegant woman. Each piece is serenaded with African contemporary fashion fusion, accentuating curves and enhancing beauty.
Sika’a story began with an affinity for African fabrics and a deep desire to change how the world views African fashion. Founder John previously worked in fashion building another brand before deciding to set up Sika’a. He was passionate about the lack of luxury African fashion brands and wanted to dispel the belief that luxury style is reserved for the west. As a label that does not compromise on quality, Sika’a prides itself on translating a place so rich in heritage and authenticity into wearable, contemporary pieces that the modern woman can wear again and again. They do this by providing women with ethical sourced, sustainable African print garments with an unrivalled emphasis on standard and quality. They combine textures, colours and patterns that celebrate the African form.
The Adama Paris style represents more than a way of dressing: it also reflects the moods of contemporary women.
Openness to other cultures is now required for all women who refuse to submit to a reductive image, often defined by a single brand and single culture. The Adama Paris style represents more than a way of dressing: it also reflects the moods of contemporary women.
Dye Lab is a small batch production craft brand exploring dyeing techniques to create products that offer a practical yet artisanal sensibility. Adire is a durable dyed material made and worn by the Yoruba tribe of southwestern Nigeria in West Africa. The Yoruba label adire, meaning 'tied and dyed', was first implemented in the early 20th century on indigo-dyed material with robust patterns...With the advent of a wider range of colors from imported artificial dyes in the second half of the 20th century, the 'adire' label increasingly consisted of a large number of hand-dyed textiles printed using Resist batik wax techniques, creating a fantastic variety of hues and shades.
Funke Adepoju is an ethical womenswear brand based out of the bustling city of Lagos in Nigeria. At the heart of the brand is its desire to empower women who wear their clothes, but more importantly empower the women who make them. They are proud to work with female artisans who are enriched by the income they provide. Funke‘s collection largely supports local craft and trade, using traditional techniques such as ‘adire’ ( a traditional print method indigenous to the Yoruba culture a tribe in the southwestern part of Nigeria) to bring to life her pieces. The brand Funke Adepoju was birthed in 2008 The brand has proudly showcased its pieces at the MTN Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2011, Heineken Lagos Fashion and design week 2015, ARISE fashion week 2012 and 2018, and Studio 53extra, amongst others.
Irawo Studio, founded in 2017, is an Afro-Fusion womenswear brand founded by a family of women for women. We understand the power of clothing to express one's individuality. In Yoruba, 'Irawo' means 'Stars.' They strive to create collections that inspire and strongly represent their African identity and excitement. Their clothes bring out the best in every woman and reinforce the best aspects of who we are and hope to be. They create investment pieces for women who are unafraid to carve their own paths.
Birthed in October 2019 by Michelle Adepoju, Inspired by her British and Nigerian(Ondo) upbringing, Michelle Adepoju infuses a combination of subcultures from each world and moulds them into developing statements fashion for the contemporary day woman of today. Michelle is continuously drawing notions from factors discovered in different eras and traditions, as she strives to bridge the gap between conventional African designs and modern-day fashion.
Each Kilentar piece is made with intentions behind it. It is essential for each consumer who owns a Kilentar piece to recognize that they're now no longer simply modelling a lovely piece of clothing, however, they're shopping for a piece of our story and our culture.”
Kilentar believes in developing excessive-quality, distinct pieces, created using fabric and materials hand sourced from exceptional components of the world. Kilentar pieces are made-to-order ranging in sizes UK 4-22. they need all girls to experience blanketed and cushy in their portions, and because of this, they provide a made-to-measure option, catering to ladies of all styles and sizes presenting them a personalized healthy at no extra charge.