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, August 24, 2010

The Hemma Rise: I

Check out Part 1 of Hemma on the Rise, our first V-Blog where you can take the journey with us to the top! http://ow.ly/2u5rH

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Afrique C’est Chic: Hemma Asante Jacket

Our Asante Jacket just made Africa Style Daily's J’DIE list! Get yours today on our official website or one of our New York City locations-

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

Friday, August 13, 2010

Photographer Ernest Estimé Unveils ernestestimé.com

Hemma is pleased to announce the unveiling of photographer Ernest Estimé's long anticipated website. His work has taken him to great heights shooting the likes of Kanye West, Nas, Drake, and Edna and I for our feature in the May Issue of LUCKY Magazine.

Check out Ernest Estimé in action while we shot for LUCKY Magazine.

For bookings contact the photographer at info@ernestestime.com

Hemma Runway Show at Dondo Magazine's African Achievements Gala

View our collection at Dondo Magazine's First Annual African Achievements Gala Celebrating African Excellance and Culture

Saturday August 28, 2010


The Grand Ballroom, Armenia Hall

630 Second Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Contact Dondo Magazine for tickets today (347) 661-6352, dondoweb@yahoo.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Vote for Hemma at BYOC to Benefit The Hemma Foundation

Hemma is pairing up with the community development organization Community Lab this Thursday for the last happy hour event of the summer to benefit global development. The networking events, called Bring Your Own Cause (B.Y.O.C.), brings together everyone from nonprofit organizations professionals, students, and anyone else interested in the topic. At the end of the event, everyone will vote for their favorite cause of the night with all proceeds going towards the winning non-profit organization. Stop by and vote for The Hemma Foundation to assist the educational system in Ghana.
Thursday August 12th The Delancey Lounge 168 Delancey Street 7-10PM

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hemma on MTV's TJ Finale

Tune in to the MTV TJ Search Finale this Sunday at 10PM to spot Hemma!
We had a great time at finalist DJ X's finale event at Sapphire Lounge. The designer showcase featured Stevie Boi's futuristic accessories, frocks covered in chains, and of course Hemma. There were also great performances by the talented Mickey Factz and Jesse Boykins.
Be sure to vote for DJ X during the finale!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cortney Renee on Hemma

Cortney Renee is the fashion resource for brands with a philanthropic mission. She promotes every fashion brand on the market that endeavors to make a difference. She thrives on motivating brands to live by her personal mantra: “True beauty comes from a heart that lives to give back”. We are proud to have collaborated with Cortney Renee and look forward to working together further in the future. We met Cortney when she came across Hemma at our Soho Trunk show last month and her passion for justice attracted her to Hemma and The Hemma Foundation.

She has a passion for both fashion and philanthropy, and she loves fashion that makes a difference. She hopes to inspire those around her to make a creative and engaging world contribution.

We applaude Cortney Renee for working towards equality and helping to make the world a safer, more educated world!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


When it comes to comfy shoes whats the first thing that comes to mind, sneakers, sandals, ballet flats? Lately the shoe that comes to my mind is the oxford, although I must admit, at first I was rather intimidated by the traditionally mens shoe. For the longest time the oxford has been a classic staple in mens wear but is now no longer just for men, women are embracing this shoe as well. Pairing them with everything from dresses to jeans they always seem to look good and add a classic feel to any outfit.

Many styles of this shoe are now available if you want to opt for a less boyish traditional feel, from cutouts, bright colors, sequins, floral and even, animal print. One of the wildest pairs so far has to be the Christian Louboutin Freddy Flats, patent leather with spikes; these shoes will definitely get heads to turn. What do you think of oxfords? Do you love them, or would you rather stick to the simple ballet flat? of oxfords? Do you love them, or would you rather stick to the simple ballet flat?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

True Star

Check out a new post done by TrueStar in Chicago. Hemma is getting to be known around the globe and it's a beautiful thing to be able to spread awareness and culture around the globe. This is a youth oriented organization with eight programs that employ 150 student apprentices and seven adult instructors who collectively produce a 44-page quarterly publication as well as teen events. True Star was born from a needs assessment completed by urban youth in Chicago. The results overwhelmingly indicated youth needed employment, basic literary skills, professional development, and wanted to be heard by their peers and the community at large. We here at Hemma love TrueStar for their committment to the youth as we strive to also improve opportunities for the youth in Ghana through The Hemma Foundation. Be sure to check out this wonderful org!