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.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
We were recently interviewed about Hemma by Ciaafrique. It was great working with Ciaa and to be featured on such an innovative and cool blog. This blog is special because it highlights fabulous fashions that are inspired in some way by the African continent. Ciaa keeps us up to date with the beauty and style from another part of the world!