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.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
The first Africa Fashion Weekend in Dublin will celebrate top designers inspired by African fashion whether it is clothing, accessories, beauty or image products, all bringing to light the richness of the continent. Step by step, the African fashion industry is growing….Hemma is already taking advantage of this new trend successfully by promoting the authentic hand-woven Kente from Ghana, West Africa. If you want to network and encourage this new movement, this is the place to be! Africa Fashion Weekend is taking place in Dublin on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April 2010 at Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Check out the designers and see how they mix the old and the new.