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.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Obama in Ghana!

Obama visited Ghana today, the first African country he travels to as President. He spoke to the Ghanaian Parliament and the world, about his Global vision that includes African participation and progress.

Ghana was the first country in Africa to win back its independence from overt colonial control and is one of the most socio-economically stable countries on the continent. Ghana continuously tops the list of African countries that are reducing poverty and improving quality of life through economic growth and a commitment to democracy, a trend that is growing across Africa. To read more about why Obama chose Ghana as his first visit, Check out ONE, a grassroots campaign and advocacy organizaion that's committed to fighting against extreme poverty and preventable disease. Watch OBAMA'S speech!


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