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 27, 2010

Support Black Fashion! Hemma on Coco & Creme

Hemma is dedicated to giving back to the school that taught us so much about the rich royal history of Ghana while my partner and I volunteered as teachers. This Coco & Creme article highlights our philanthropic work to help provide support & scholarships to children unable to afford school. You can donate to La Yahoushua Junior Secondary School today by visiting our website.

Shop Hemma at our New York City locations or online & shop for a cause. A percentage of your purchase goes directly to help the educational system in Ghana.

Some Odd Rubies 151 Ludlow & Rivington NYC (212) 353-1736

Darling 1 Horatio & 8th Ave NYC (646) 336-6966

Tribal Truths 117 South Oxford Street Brooklyn, NY (718) 643-8322

AvaMaria 107 Crosby & Prince NYC (212) 966-0909

Albertine 13 Christopher Street & Waverly NYC (212) 924-8515

Monday, July 26, 2010

Drink for a good cause-Thurs 7/29 & VOTE for Hemma

Come out this Thursday-Drink for a GOOD cause. Hemma is collaborating with BYOC (Bring Your Own Cause)- A networking series put on once a month where everyone at the bar will vote on the cause they feel the most. Come out and help Hemma WIN!! The cause that wins gets 10% of the bar. When Hemma wins, we will be giving it all to our educational charity, the middle school we both taught in Ghana. NETWORK, DRINK, AND HELP OUT THE KIDS

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Behind the Scenes of the LUCKY Mag Photo Shoot

We were so excited to shoot for LUCKY Magazine's Give Back feature on Hemma and The Hemma Foundation. To find out how you can impact the educational system in Ghana, visit the Charities section of our official website.

Check out full photo coverage from the LUCKY Magazine shoot.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pop The Trunk: Exclusive Peek Inside the Hemma Trunk Show

If you missed the last Hemma Trunk Show at AvaMaria, Check out this recap on FBENOW.COM, the online magazine for young entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hemma on Everything She Wants

We got a chance to meet Tracy of Everything She Wants during the Hemma Trunk Show at Darling. If you missed the last event, be sure to stop by the next trunk show:
Friday, July 23rd & Saturday, July 24th AvaMaria 107 Crosby Street & Prince, NYC

enjoy cocktails, exclusive deals on Hemma & a gift bag with each purchase

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Museum at FIT's Exhibition Japan Fashion Now

The first of its kind--the Japan Fashion NOW exhibition--opening in September 2010, and running through January 2011 at the Museum at FIT, explores the evolution of Japanese culture through dress and adornment over the past few years. Examples of this include the avant-garde looks of the eighties, as well as the child-esque styles that were introduced much later. Check out the Hemma empire skirt that pays homage to traditional African fashion.