Just stumbled across this and fell in loveâ€¦.the apparel line is called AFIA. The patterns have its own distinct features and are made by individualsâ€¦.that’s right, individuals in Chicago, New York’s garment district, and Ghana, West Africa. Get thisâ€¦the pieces are handsewn by the Dzidefo Women’s Cooperative in a village located in Ghana. Wowâ€¦.handsewn, you hardly get that anymore. Imagine all the care and hardwork that goes into every pieceâ€¦.
The colors, patterns, and motifs used in West African textiles are a visual representation of history, proverbs, moral values, and social codes. The coined “urban indigenous” style of Afia is a fusion of traditional, vibrant West African aesthetics with urban American trends. (http://www.shopafia.com/story.html)