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, January 1, 2009
Holidays with Hemma
On December 22nd, Edna , my sister, and I dropped by Star Lounge located under the Chelsea Hotel. Taffi, a friend of ours invited us to her holiday party before she left the country, we had a ball. Its a nice low-key spot with good music, DJ Mary Mac was great.