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.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Shop Hemma at Some Odd Rubies
Some Odd Rubies stands apart from the plethora of boutiques in the Lower East Side. They have a great selection of innovative vintage and new dresses with refreshing colorful prints and beautiful embroidery. I stopped by yesterday and had a refreshing conversation with the owner Ruby who is also dedicating her time to philanthropic efforts abroad. Check out our official website to learn how you can assist the educational system in Ghana. With the beautiful weather underway, there's no better time to shop Hemma at Some Odd Rubies.