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.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Out and About in Hemma - Model Citizens Event

Edna, Annlouise and I dropped by the Model Citizens Launch Event. It was a fashion industry networking event that featured a fashion show and a dance performance.
We gained a slew contacts for future fashion shoots. We met a variety of people from photographers, models, stylists, make-up artists, and the organizer Eden.
There will be monthly Model Citizens Events taking place at Element, and the best part: they all benefit the educational system in New Orleans that has been weakened ever since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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