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, March 19, 2009
Shecky's Girl's Night Out
Shecky's Girl's Night Out is an event that doesn't dissapoint. Cindy and I went to this event in hopes of networking and seeing how other designers interact with customers. Events like these are great if you are an emerging brand because it's a great place to get your feet wet. There was everything from jewelry, clothing, to hair products. Attending industry events like this really helps to get the creative juices flowing and its a source of support to see so many people following their artistic dreams.