Hemma creates fresh, elegant collections using authentic hand-woven Kente, a textile rich in African royal tradition. Kente began to flourish in West Africa in the 17th century and still remains prominent representing social prestige, luxury, and cultural sophistication. Each garment is uniquely handmade from intricately hand-woven Kente imported from Ghana. By incorporating the same techniques used to dress Ghanaian nobility for centuries, Hemma allows each client to exude royalty. By investing in quality pieces that last a lifetime, the lives of Ghanaian school children are also impacted. A percentage of all proceeds will be donated to a West African middle school where the designers instructed classes.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Give the Perfect Mother's Day Gift & Receive A Bouquet of Flowers Free!

Worried about scoring the perfect gift for mom? Hemma has you covered! Shop Hemma online at Sicaria.com and a free bouquet of flowers will be added to your Mother's Day Package. Remember to enter the code REDROSES at checkout.

Hemma + Red Roses, what more can a mother want?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Join Us This Saturday at Fashion for Futures

Hosted by Hemma & Awareness Works Awareness Works, not-for-profit organization, is teaming up with the Vogue magazine featured designers, The Hemma Collection to present their 2011 Men's and Women's line while raising awareness about the lack of education in sub-Saharan Africa. 100% of profits will go to the La Yahoushua junior secondary school in Ghana to provide scholarships, school materials and updated facilities for the children!

Saturday April 30, 2011, 9:30 -11PM

The Chelsea Room

222 West 23 Street, NYC 10011

The "Fashion for Futures" event will consist of a live DJ, fashion show presentation, silent auction, and networking opportunities.

To purchase your ticket or to make a donation for this worthy cause, please visit: http://fashionforfutures.eventbrite.com/

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fujin No Tomo features Hemma

Fujin No Tomo Magazine was first published in 1908 as Japan’s first magazine created for women. Today Fujin No Tomo is one of Japan’s leading lifestyle and fashion magazines. We just received the March 2011 edition of Fujin No Tomo featuring Hemma and our hearts goes out to not only the people in the region, but their friends and families. Japan was the first market outside of the U.S. to embrace Hemma through online sales and media features and we are so grateful for all of the support. Find out how you can help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan now through the Red Cross.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hemma Empire Mens Collection Featured in Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

The 2011 Spring/Summer Edition of Munaluchi Bridal Magazine is on newsstands now with the gorgeous LaLa Vazquez gracing the cover. Munaluchi is the only publication catering to brides craving culture and style - exactly what the Hemma Empire Mens Collection embodies.

Filled with innovative and chic bow ties and ties made with the same intricate woven technique used to dress royalty to sleek accessories like cuff links accented with Hemma's logo symbolizing humility and strength, the Empire Collection is a must-have for making a meaningful statement in style. For pre-orders of the Empire Collection, email inquires@thehemmacollection.com today.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Behind The Scenes Footage of the Munaluchi Bridal Magazine Shoot

Here is your inside view of the Spring/Summer Munaluchi Magazine photoshoot featuring the Hemma Sena Dress, Gold Coast corset, and ties from the Men's Empire Collection. Purchase these items online now at www.thehemmacollection.com

Check out the behind the scenes footage of celeb bride Lala Vazquez as she shoots for the Munaluchi's Spring/Summer cover!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Shop Hemma at Sicaria.com!

Sicaria is an online boutique promoting luxury designers around the world. At Sicaria, shopping is not a transaction, it's an experience. You can now shop for Hemma exclusives at Sicaria.com!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Give the Gift of Education for the Holidays!

Give the gift that continues giving this holiday by improving education for the youth in Ghana, West Africa. Along with Hemma we created THE HEMMA FOUNDATION to raise money for La Yahoushua Junior Secondary School, where we taught in Ghana. 100% of the money donated to The Hemma Foundation benefits the school in the following ways -


-Payment for the mandatory student uniforms

-School supplies and textbooks

-Payment for teachers

To give you an idea of how much your donation can impact a child, $20 is equivalent to a years tuition.

Read more about this Not For Profit and donate securely through Paypal.

Thank you for your generosity and for changing the lives of hundreds of students!!
We will publicize all of the wonderful things we are able to do after the New Year so you can see how you helped!
Edna + Cindy

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hemma Graces Jones Magazine

The fall edition of Jones magazine is the glorious Fashion Issue offering the best looks for the season – furs, prints, and Hemma! From the Gold Coast Corset to the Sena Dress, shop all of the looks featured in Jones Magazine on Hemma’s official website!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

NY Times Features Hemma Fashion Week Runway Show

We had a blast at the Hemma Fashion Week Runway Show at Tompkin's Square Park! Check out the full article by The New York Times. If you missed out on our shows, you can check Hemma out during our next runway show this Saturday, October 9th.
La Pomme 37 West 26th Street 8PM RSVP - events@thehemmacollection.com

Rule4080 Hits Hemma's Tompkins Square Park Runway Show

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fedoras... Hemma's Next Accessory?

Originally made for women in the late 1880s fedoras have made a complete 360 in fashion & now they are back again! A little history on them though, in the movie Fedora, the main actress wore a hat similar to what we today call fedoras. Women started wearing them all along East & Middle America. Men wore them mostly because it was an easy way to fight the cold, wind, and rain, and the the tip could be turned up when not in use. They were soon tossed in the fashion trash can when cars became smaller and had no room for these hats. Now we use them as a simple- yet stylish year-round accessory that can put a cool and sexy twist to any outfit. I do believe that we'll be seeing a lot more of these cute little hats in both men and women's fashion for a while. I bet you're wondering if Hemma has a line of fedoras, because you are so interested in having a fedora of your own or enhancing your current collection. Not to worry! Stay posted for our fedoras, they will be coming soon. What do you think of fedoras? Cute, quick piece or something that needs to be left in the past?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

HEMMA on Musiq Soul Child

Check out HEMMA on Musiq Soul Child in his & The Floacist's - latest song called Forever Hemma Ties on sale now!

Fame Addict @ The Waldorf

Fashion Week at The Waldorf!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hemma Fashion Show 2010 Dondo Magazine Gala

We had an amazing time at the Annual Dondo Magazine Achievements Gala. Check out exclusive behind the scenes footage of the event!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


Make sure to check Hemma out in this month's Ebony Magazine, ON STANDS NOW, with President Obama on the cover!

Look out for Obama in a Hemma tie very soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Hemma Rise: I

Check out Part 1 of Hemma on the Rise, our first V-Blog where you can take the journey with us to the top! http://ow.ly/2u5rH

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Afrique C’est Chic: Hemma Asante Jacket

Our Asante Jacket just made Africa Style Daily's J’DIE list! Get yours today on our official website or one of our New York City locations-

Some Odd Rubies 151 Ludlow & Rivington NYC (212) 353-1736

Darling 1 Horatio & 8th Ave NYC (646) 336-6966

Tribal Truths 117 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 643-8322

AvaMaria 107 Crosby & Prince NYC (212) 966-0909

Albertine 13 Christopher Street & Waverly NYC (212) 924-8515

Friday, August 13, 2010

Photographer Ernest Estimé Unveils ernestestimé.com

Hemma is pleased to announce the unveiling of photographer Ernest Estimé's long anticipated website. His work has taken him to great heights shooting the likes of Kanye West, Nas, Drake, and Edna and I for our feature in the May Issue of LUCKY Magazine.

Check out Ernest Estimé in action while we shot for LUCKY Magazine.

For bookings contact the photographer at info@ernestestime.com

Hemma Runway Show at Dondo Magazine's African Achievements Gala

View our collection at Dondo Magazine's First Annual African Achievements Gala Celebrating African Excellance and Culture

Saturday August 28, 2010


The Grand Ballroom, Armenia Hall

630 Second Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Contact Dondo Magazine for tickets today (347) 661-6352, dondoweb@yahoo.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Vote for Hemma at BYOC to Benefit The Hemma Foundation

Hemma is pairing up with the community development organization Community Lab this Thursday for the last happy hour event of the summer to benefit global development. The networking events, called Bring Your Own Cause (B.Y.O.C.), brings together everyone from nonprofit organizations professionals, students, and anyone else interested in the topic. At the end of the event, everyone will vote for their favorite cause of the night with all proceeds going towards the winning non-profit organization. Stop by and vote for The Hemma Foundation to assist the educational system in Ghana.
Thursday August 12th The Delancey Lounge 168 Delancey Street 7-10PM

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hemma on MTV's TJ Finale

Tune in to the MTV TJ Search Finale this Sunday at 10PM to spot Hemma!
We had a great time at finalist DJ X's finale event at Sapphire Lounge. The designer showcase featured Stevie Boi's futuristic accessories, frocks covered in chains, and of course Hemma. There were also great performances by the talented Mickey Factz and Jesse Boykins.
Be sure to vote for DJ X during the finale!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cortney Renee on Hemma

Cortney Renee is the fashion resource for brands with a philanthropic mission. She promotes every fashion brand on the market that endeavors to make a difference. She thrives on motivating brands to live by her personal mantra: “True beauty comes from a heart that lives to give back”. We are proud to have collaborated with Cortney Renee and look forward to working together further in the future. We met Cortney when she came across Hemma at our Soho Trunk show last month and her passion for justice attracted her to Hemma and The Hemma Foundation.

She has a passion for both fashion and philanthropy, and she loves fashion that makes a difference. She hopes to inspire those around her to make a creative and engaging world contribution.

We applaude Cortney Renee for working towards equality and helping to make the world a safer, more educated world!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


When it comes to comfy shoes whats the first thing that comes to mind, sneakers, sandals, ballet flats? Lately the shoe that comes to my mind is the oxford, although I must admit, at first I was rather intimidated by the traditionally mens shoe. For the longest time the oxford has been a classic staple in mens wear but is now no longer just for men, women are embracing this shoe as well. Pairing them with everything from dresses to jeans they always seem to look good and add a classic feel to any outfit.

Many styles of this shoe are now available if you want to opt for a less boyish traditional feel, from cutouts, bright colors, sequins, floral and even, animal print. One of the wildest pairs so far has to be the Christian Louboutin Freddy Flats, patent leather with spikes; these shoes will definitely get heads to turn. What do you think of oxfords? Do you love them, or would you rather stick to the simple ballet flat? of oxfords? Do you love them, or would you rather stick to the simple ballet flat?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

True Star

Check out a new post done by TrueStar in Chicago. Hemma is getting to be known around the globe and it's a beautiful thing to be able to spread awareness and culture around the globe. This is a youth oriented organization with eight programs that employ 150 student apprentices and seven adult instructors who collectively produce a 44-page quarterly publication as well as teen events. True Star was born from a needs assessment completed by urban youth in Chicago. The results overwhelmingly indicated youth needed employment, basic literary skills, professional development, and wanted to be heard by their peers and the community at large. We here at Hemma love TrueStar for their committment to the youth as we strive to also improve opportunities for the youth in Ghana through The Hemma Foundation. Be sure to check out this wonderful org!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Support Black Fashion! Hemma on Coco & Creme

Hemma is dedicated to giving back to the school that taught us so much about the rich royal history of Ghana while my partner and I volunteered as teachers. This Coco & Creme article highlights our philanthropic work to help provide support & scholarships to children unable to afford school. You can donate to La Yahoushua Junior Secondary School today by visiting our website.

Shop Hemma at our New York City locations or online & shop for a cause. A percentage of your purchase goes directly to help the educational system in Ghana.

Some Odd Rubies 151 Ludlow & Rivington NYC (212) 353-1736

Darling 1 Horatio & 8th Ave NYC (646) 336-6966

Tribal Truths 117 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 643-8322

AvaMaria 107 Crosby & Prince NYC (212) 966-0909

Albertine 13 Christopher Street & Waverly NYC (212) 924-8515

Monday, July 26, 2010

Drink for a good cause-Thurs 7/29 & VOTE for Hemma

Come out this Thursday-Drink for a GOOD cause. Hemma is collaborating with BYOC (Bring Your Own Cause)- A networking series put on once a month where everyone at the bar will vote on the cause they feel the most. Come out and help Hemma WIN!! The cause that wins gets 10% of the bar. When Hemma wins, we will be giving it all to our educational charity, the middle school we both taught in Ghana. NETWORK, DRINK, AND HELP OUT THE KIDS