Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Since I started blogging a few years back I have seen all kind  of things made with Ankara ( African Print fabric)from diner plates , to teddy bears , to handbags and even nails . It seems like designers are taking advantage of the booming market to introduce their  their new products. Meet Ugoma Hosten designer of the "love is love' collection by Ugo. The accessory line offers you a collection of  oilcloth bags using traditional African fabrics. These  bags are indeed one the kind because I have not seen  anything like it before.
 The bags are all made in the UK and they offer everything from clutches , to totes ,to backpacks , to carry on luggage  (or Gym bags). A few of the designs are unisex and the prices vary between 30 euros to 100 euros. Here is what the designer had to say about her line 
"Through the brand I hope to celebrate a people of beauty, strength, richness. We have all visited Africa through various mediums some of these visits have been very partial. I would like to invite ALL to accompany me on this journey to LOOK AGAIN and engage with Africa’s cities, arts and culture more deeply.
Ciaafrique is indeed in love with a few African handbag designers and I am glad to say that this is one of them. I love it when I stumble upon an African designer website that is using a few key elements of my "TIPS FOR AFRICAN DESIGNERS TO PROMOTE THEIR LABEL ". In this case UGO  has a very clean and neat website with online shopping.

 Are you Smitten yet ? if you are then make sure you check out their website for more info 

1 comment:

  1. These are lovely!


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