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 3, 2010
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!