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Cynthia Abila

Numa Raffia Dress

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  • Insider Notes

    • Abuja-based brand Cynthia Abila says using sustainable and ethically sourced materials ensures each garment aligns with its values of environmental consciousness. Woven entirely from raffia, the Numa Dress is a style you'll reach for all summer long. It has a fitted bodice with spaghetti straps and layers of swishy straw for a skirt. Complement the natural textures with wooden or beaded jewelry to maintain the earthy vibe.

      - Hand-dyed raffia, back zipper, layered skirt
      - Raffia
      - Crafted using natural and organic materials, with a focus on sustainable practices and traditional artistry
      - Each piece is made to order by artisans and may take up to 2 weeks to complete
      - Made in Abuja, Nigeria, ships from Nigeria


    • Lightweight, non-stretchy fabric; handwash and air dry
    • Opaque
    • Close-fitting
    • Fits true to size
    • Model is 5'10 and wearing a size UK 8
  • Shipping & Returns

    • Shipping timelines are subject to the unique nature and craftsmanship of the piece, often in harmony with designers' local artisans. We have partnered with DHL Express to ensure hassle-free global delivery covering 220 countries worldwide, within 3-5 business days of the ship date.

      Industrie Africa accepts returns on regular-priced items that are initiated within 7 days of receipt. For more information, please check where your products are shipping from, and please visit Shipping & Delivery. Unfortunately, exchanges are not possible at this time.


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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