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Ghana

AAKS Sustainable Sustainable

A A K S was founded by Ghanaian designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the intention of introducing the traditional weaving techniques she remembers from childhood to an international audience. Each piece is crafted into contemporary silhouettes with locally sourced raffia—the exuberant colors capturing the spirited essence of the brand.

Kenya

Adele Dejak Sustainable Sustainable

Born in Nigeria and now based in Nairobi, Adele Dejak’s namesake jewelry brand draws inspiration from a variety of African and European cultural influences. Each piece is expertly handcrafted out of recycled materials, with her statement-making aesthetic extending to daring neckpieces and elegant earrings with sculptural silhouettes.

Kenya

Ami Doshi Shah Sustainable Sustainable

Kenya’s natural beauty is an enduring source of inspiration for designer Ami Doshi Shah. Trained as a jeweler and silversmith in the U.K., she was drawn back to her native country and launched her namesake label twelve years after graduating. Her pieces can be characterized by their unexpected, sculptural designs and spellbinding natural materials consisting of local metals and minerals

Nigeria

Andrea Iyamah

Nigerian swim and ready-to-wear designer Dumebi Iyamah created Andrea Iyamah to pay tribute to the native designs of her home country and other African nations. A celebrity favorite, her resortwear oozes versatility and can be worn straight from the beach to the street. Stand-out features include vibrant digital prints, and unique cut-out silhouettes.


Mali

Awa Meité Sustainable Sustainable

Hailing from Mali, Awa Meité is recognized as a multi-talented fashion and textile designer, filmmaker, stylist and painter. Based in Mali’s Bamako, Meité’s label spotlights local artisans who are responsible for some of the country’s most thoughtful garments and accessories. Her ready-to-wear pieces come in an array of striking silhouettes and hand-woven fabrics, and pay homage to her country’s rich history of craftsmanship and design.

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Nigeria

Babayo

Designer Aisha Babayo Shehu is a master of dichotomy. Trained as an economist, she launched her label in Lagos as way of combining her aptitudes for creativity and business. Collections embroider authentic cultural narratives onto modern designs at the intersection of style and comfort. Various takes on shirt dressing, from crop tops to kaftans, offset easy silhouettes with intricate detailing like hand embroidery by locally-employed artisans.

Senegal

Bouswari

Senegalese-Canadian designer Diarra Bousso had her West African heritage in mind when creating her line of leather accessories. She maintains a sharp focus on local craftsmanship, and her timeless silhouettes are inspired by the shapes of traditional bags she grew up with in her native country. The result is a collection of refined pieces in rich colors—reminiscent of the vibrant and ranging landscapes of Senegal.

Ghana

Bôhten Sustainable Sustainable

Founded by Nana Boateng Osei and Nana Kwadwo Osei, the Ghana-produced Bôhten is an eyewear brand inspired by its founders’ love for nature and reverence for their African heritage. Featuring both classic styles and more experimental shapes, Bôhten’s collections are led by principles of quality, luxury, and sustainability, the brand’s ultimate mission being to create a zero-waste facility in Africa that will serve to create jobs, and promote sustainable design and social entrepreneurship.

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Ghana

Christie Brown

Ghanaian designer Aisha Ayensu credits her seamstress grandmother as her first teacher and inspiration behind her label, Christie Brown. Inspired by traditional West African prints and textiles, Ayensu’s ready-to-wear offering is as timeless as it is modern. She captures the spirit of a fearless and feminine woman with a dynamic visionshe’s never self-compromising and lives by her own rules.

Nigeria

Cynthia Abila Sustainable Sustainable

Designer Cynthia Otiyo-Abila’s clothing is created, from concept to construction, in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. She channels her passion for storytelling into the Cynthia Abila label, interpreting traditional subject matter for a modern audience. Collection narratives are rendered as standout takes on wardrobe classics like suiting and shirt dresses for the contemporary woman, produced by a predominately female team of artisans in handwoven silks and cottons.    

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Tanzania

Doreen Mashika Sustainable Sustainable

Zanzibar-based Doreen Mashika creates breezy, island-appropriate silhouettes inspired by the colors and textiles of her Tanzanian heritage. East African Kanga prints feature prolifically in Mashika’s designs, and most of her elegant pieces are crafted from light fabrics; this is artful resort-wear fit for your jet-setting lifestyle.

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Nigeria

Emmy Kasbit Sustainable Sustainable

Founded in Nigeria by Emmanuel Okoro, Emmy Kasbit was born out of a passion to dress the unconventional man and woman with fierce sartorial instincts. Strong, architectural silhouettes are featured throughout each collection, with fabrics made by local Nigerian artisans using traditional West African weaving techniques. The result is a fantastic juxtaposition of bold lines, and vibrant colors and textures.

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Nigeria

FemiHandbags

Femi Handbags, created by self-taught Nigerian designer Femi Olayebi, offers luxury bags in a vibrant range of colors and structured silhouettes. Each design is finished with impeccable detailing, including hand-stitching, fine leather accents, and striking hardware; while its use of Aso-Oke—a traditional hand-loomed cloth belonging to the Yoruba people—appears throughout each collection, and has become synonymous with the brand's artisanal and elegant aesthetic.

Nigeria

Fruché

Years before Nigerian designer Frank Aghuno launched his ready-to-wear line Fruché, he’d take his mother’s Ankara head scarves and practice sewing them into revealing outfits. Today, each collection is designed for Aghuno’s modern woman; his work features elegant silhouettes crafted from sumptuous Nigerian fabrics, designed to challenge societal notions of how Nigerian women are expected to dress.

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Nigeria

Gozel Green Sustainable Sustainable

Nigerian twin sisters Sylvia Enekwe-Ojei and Olivia Enekwe-Okoji channel an inherited passion for artistry into their label, Gozel Green. Design codes leverage deconstruction, color blocking, linearity and asymmetry to create unexpectedly elegant silhouettes for the statement dresser. The twins see fashion as a tool for self expression, consciously creating modern pieces that empower the wearer to explore and celebrate various facets of her personality.

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Kenya

Hamaji

Based in Kilifi, a small town on Kenya’s east coast, designer Louise Sommerlatte channels an admiration for her local landscape into a rotation of easy-wearing pieces at the intersection of timeless femininity and contemporary craft. Fabrics from Indian saris and velvet curtains are diverted from landfills at local markets before beginning a slow, considered journey through the hands of Sommerlatte’s network of skilled artisans. Custom block prints, beadwork, natural dyes, and hand embellishment are used to infuse Hamaji designs with the trend-transcending vitality of the artist’s touch.

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Nigeria

IAMISIGO Sustainable Sustainable

Based between Lagos, Nairobi and Accra, IAMISIGO is a womenswear brand from designer Bubu Ogisi, dedicated to preserving the ancestral textile techniques of her heritage. The designer works with small artisanal communities across the continent and shines a spotlight on their age-old techniques. The result is collections of carefully considered wearable art pieces, each captivating in their respective designs.

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Kenya

Jiamini Sustainable Sustainable

Founded by Jennifer Mulli in 2016, Jiamini is a Kenya-based fashion and accessories label made for women by women. Each piece is artisanally crafted out of precious and repurposed materials, their statement-making aesthetic explored through elaborate beaded collars, sculptural takes on earrings and arm cuffs, and woven basket bags.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Kahindo Sustainable Sustainable

Known best for its exuberant prints and feminine cuts, New York-based, Congolese-born designer Kahindo Mateene launched her eponymous brand in 2009, inspired by her pan-African upbringing and experiences, where she was exposed to many cultures and different styles of artisanry. She applies a multicultural sensitivity to every collection, with each contemporary piece paying tribute to Mateene’s affinity for bold colors and prints.

Kenya

Katush

Founded in 2014 by Katungulu Mwendwa, Katush is a sustainable Kenyan label defined by its modern, trans-seasonal designs driven by textures and craftsmanship. Experimenting with various techniques and innovative fabrics, Mwendwa draws from her heritage to create contemporary collections of elegant kaftans, printed wrap jackets, and everyday, layerable separates.

Cote D'Ivoire

Kente Gentlemen

Founded by Aristide Loua in 2017, Kente Gentlemen’s accessible collections of contemporary separates are meticulously crafted by hand-weavers, artisans, and vendors based in the Ivorian cities of Yamoussoukro and Korhogo. Named for the iconic Ghanaian textile Kente that originates in the West African country’s Ashanti Kingdom, the brand’s polished menswear-inspired pieces offer a playful take on tailoring and suits, honoring West African weaving heritage with a focus on indigenous textiles.

Eswatini

Khokho Collection Sustainable Sustainable

Khokho in siSwati means "grandmother;" a reference to the brand's entirely women-led team and its matriarchal influences. The accessories label—which operates out of Eswatini (formerly known in English as Swaziland)—seeks to preserve and elevate traditional Swati weaving techniques, while empowering the community by providing income and learning opportunities. Basket-style bags are crafted from locally sourced natural fibers, found in the country's indigenous vegetation, and finished with luxury details—from ethically sourced and hand-carved cow-horn tags, to luxury brass hardware which is expertly crafted in Italy. 

Kenya

KikoRomeo Sustainable Sustainable

KikoRomeo has been igniting the Kenyan fashion scene since 1996. Led by mother-daughter design duo Ann and Iona McCreath, the label offers sustainable,  contemporary designs crafted by local artisans using traditional hand-dyeing techniques. At the heart of the brand is a nod to Kenyan culture, which can be noted in the brand’s quirky details that pay tribute to the country’s art and music scene.

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Nigeria

Lisa Folawiyo Sustainable Sustainable

Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo’s intricate, embellished designs have extended far beyond her home country—pieces from her eponymous label have appeared on the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Thandie Newton and Solange Knowles, as well as on the pages of some of the world’s leading publications. The designer pays homage to her love of Ankara textiles in her pieces, crafted by a team of expert local artisans who take on average up to 240 hours creating a single hand-embellished piece.

Cote d'Ivoire

Loza Maléombho Sustainable Sustainable

Established in New York City in 2009, Loza Maléombho’s self-titled brand soon made its way to the Côte d’Ivoire, a country in which the designer spent much of her childhood. Her pieces are crafted by local Ivorian artisans and feature bold decorative details—an ode to the synergies between Ivorian tribal aesthetics and New York City’s urban style.

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Nigeria

Maliko Sustainable Sustainable

Autodidact designer Ebuka Omaliko’s bespoke accessories label, Maliko, champions the value of the artists’ touch. Whether crocheted, embroidered, carved or painted, his thoroughly modern rotation of sandals, slides and bags feature mindfully executed artisanal techniques with a contemporary sensibility. Drawing inspiration from his interactions with the diverse people of Lagos, Nigeria, the designer distills the city’s kinetic energy into purist pieces with global appeal.

Burundi

Margaux Wong Sustainable Sustainable

Founded by Guyana-born Margaux Rusita, Margaux Wong is a Burundi-based jewelry brand that brings low-waste values and precious East African materials together to create collections of distinctive, wearable art. Crafted from cow horn, brass, and other sustainable materials using traditional East African crafting techniques, each unique, hand polished Margaux Wong piece serves as an ode to the natural beauty of Guyana and Burundi, as well as to the opulent traditional styles worn by their indigenous communities.

Morocco

MYKILIM Sustainable Sustainable

MYKILIM is a contemporary leather goods brand based in Paris, and produced in Morocco. Founded by Mehdi, Mustapha and Alice Benosman, each of their timeless, modern designs feature prominent touches of repurposed kilim tapestries and employ leather cutoffs, two standout elements that represent the trio’s passion for their French and African heritages, and their championing of sustainable practices.

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Morocco

New Tangier Sustainable Sustainable

Named after the Moroccan city of Tangier, the label was born in 2014 by designer Kenza Bennani out of a desire to create an accessories line that paid tribute to the city’s diversity and rich history, one that bridges both Arabic and European cultures. These influences can be witnessed in the colorful, painstakingly crafted handbags created by Moroccan artisans using North African textiles and techniques. Since launch, the brand's pieces have garnered a small cult following of editors and artists.

Mauritania

Niuku

Mauritanian designer Kadiata Diallo’s work is an expression of paradoxical ideas. A Niuku collection spans gender expression with ease, presenting feminine dresses alongside masculine suit-inspired separates with a coherent confidence. Converging the utility of streetwear with the statement appeal of a strong print, the label is primed to slot into a contemporary wardrobe and can be styled to accommodate various dress codes. Diallo taps into the traditional techniques, most recently for fabric dying, of her local communities of artisans, preserving them for the modern generation.

Nigeria

NKWO Sustainable Sustainable

Sustainable brand NKWO relaunched in 2012 in Nigeria, with a focus on the preservation of traditional craft while curbing the damaging effects of textile waste. Each ready-to-wear piece is crafted using traditional West African weaving, beading, hand-dyeing and embroidery. The designer created her own fabric—using a modern strip weaving technique—dubbed “Dakala.” This hand-loomed upcycled fabric has a distinctively rich feel and is featured in each collection.

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Cote d'Ivoire

Ohiri

Led by creative director Akébéhi Kpolo, Ivorian jewelry brand Ohiri aims to create conceptual pieces that serve as both sartorial adornments and artistic statements. Their approach is to understand the symbolism of ornamentation in certain ancient African cultures and to reinterpret it through different mediums, making free and abstract designs that are wholly unique and thoughtfully sustainable.

South Africa

Okapi Sustainable Sustainable

South African entrepreneur, sustainability advocate, and designer Hanneli Rupert noticed a plethora of African-inspired goods while living in London, but realized few were actually produced on the continent. In 2008 she launched Okapi, her handbag and accessories label in Cape Town, showcasing South Africa’s expert artisanry and natural materials. The brand has since been recognised for pioneering the use of African game skins including Bleskbok leather, which is ethically sourced as a sustainable byproduct of the country’s pre-existing farming industry.

Nigeria

Orange Culture Sustainable Sustainable

Launched in 2011, Lagos-based men’s and womenswear label Orange Culture creates silhouettes with unexpected twists and employs artisanal techniques, native to the Yoruba community, into his textiles. A former LVMH Prize and Woolmark Prize semi-finalist, his daring and gender non-conforming approach to design has built him a global cult following.

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Zimbabwe

Patrick Mavros Sustainable Sustainable

At the Patrick Mavros headquarters in the hilly outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe, wildlife and family are the central priority. The family business is operated out of a studio and wildlife sanctuary, which the four Mavros brothers call home. Each piece, inspired by Zimbabwe’s extraordinary wildlife, is hand-crafted with sterling silver and 18-karat gold,  intended to be timeless heirlooms that will be handed down between future generations.

Nigeria

Pepper Row Sustainable Sustainable

Designed for the free spirit in search of playful sophistication, Pepper Row is a manifestation of Nigerian designer Omafume Niemogha’s creative sensibility. Based in Lagos, the brand’s characteristically eccentric ensembles—think lively prints, textures and colour play—draw on a rich cultural heritage, employing traditional craftsmanship like hand-weaving and Batik dyeing techniques in collaboration with sustainability practices like upcycling and natural vegetable dyes, to create statement pieces for the contemporary and conscious woman.

South Africa

Pichulik Sustainable Sustainable

Pichulik is an ethical jewelry brand based in Cape Town, South Africa. Rooted in its African heritage and inspired by ancient traditions and cultures around the world, the label seeks to empower women and impart sacred feminine wisdom with its bold designs. Rope is used as the principal medium throughout the labels’ collection of earrings, bracelets and necklaces, reimagined as a symbol of liberation and freedom of self. 

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Egypt

Reform Studio Sustainable Sustainable

Founded in Egypt in 2012 by Hend Riad and Mariam Hazem, Reform Studio was born out of a desire to remedy Egypt’s mounting problem with discarded plastic and to provide employment opportunities to local female artisans. Each accessory is offered in a vibrant array of colors, and is hand-crafted from Plastex—an upcycled material invented by the designers, using discarded plastic bags and cotton threads.

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Nigeria

Shekudo Sustainable Sustainable

Sustainable footwear and accessories brand Shekudo was relaunched in 2018 at the helm of designer Akudo Iheakanwa. The brand prides itself on the use of traditional Nigerian materials, such as Aso-Oke and Akwete cloths. Every piece shows off the brand’s contemporary aesthetic and shines a spotlight on Nigeria’s age-old techniques such as weaving and woodwork.

Tanzania

Sidai Designs Sustainable Sustainable

Sidai Designs is deeply rooted in Maasai culture. Since 2011, designers Eszter Rabin and Rebecca Olivia Moore have been collaborating with female Maasai artisans to create contemporary designs made from traditional beading techniques belonging to their community. The result is wearable art piecesstriking adornments that have captured the attention of major stores across the globe.

Ghana

Studio 189 Sustainable Sustainable

Launched in 2013 by friends and co-founders Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson, Studio 189 focuses on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that harness traditional African textiles with fashion-forward silhouettes. Every piece is made in Ghana, using traditional dyeing techniques such as hand-batiking and indigo. The result is a collection of versatile, city-appropriate garments that celebrates the remarkable craftsmanship of the African diaspora.

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Mozambique

Taibo Bacar Sustainable Sustainable

Founded in 2008 by Mozambican design duo Taibo Bacar and Tatiana Ismael, the eponymous label offers a range of luxurious pieces in lively prints, cut to ultra-feminine silhouettes. Each piece is inspired by African nobility and royaltya tribute to the strength of African heritage.

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South Africa

UNI FORM

Founded by designer Luke Radloff, UNI FORM is a Johannesburg-based South African fashion brand rooted in ideas of quality and sustainability. Defined by relaxed fits, soft tailoring, clean lines, and a muted color palette, the brand’s timeless aesthetic is expressed through collections of elevated classics rendered in ultra-contemporary silhouettes.

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South Africa

Viviers Sustainable Sustainable

Founded in 2019 by designer Lezanne Viviers, South African label Viviers offers handcrafted concept pieces that eschew the latest trends in favor of unique, considered, and sustainable styles. Created from Viviers’ Johannesburg-based Lotus House atelier that also doubles as a concept store, the studio’s garments present a unique marriage of femininity and androgyny.

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Benin

YEBA Sustainable Sustainable

Sketchbook at the ready, Benin-born Belgium-based designer Yeba Olayé pivoted from an eleven-year career in finance to pursue her creative vision: an aspirational, finely crafted leather accessories label. Yeba bags distill Beninese culture and traditions into elevated, easy-wearing designs that offset soft curves with sharp geometrics. Olayé works consciously and sustainably, producing limited quantities to reduce waste, and investing a percentage of profits from each bag sold into Benin’s education sector.

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Ethiopia

ZAAF Sustainable Sustainable

Founded by Ethiopian designer Abai Schulze, ZAAF has garnered wide media attention for its artisanal selection of leather handbags. Each piece is handmade by local craftsmen, and features details with influences that can be traced to Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage.

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