Modern African Clothing RSS

African Culture is literally woven into Kitenge Fashion as shown in all different kinds of kitenge and ankara fabric. What’s the difference between kitenge and ankara fabric, you say? Well, simply the area of Africa that the fabric comes from. Ankara fabric is made in West Africa and kitenge fabric comes from my home, East Africa. Kitenge and ankara fabric are uniquely created to commemorate a special occasion such as a wedding, graduation, etc. The colors are purposefully woven into the fabric to tell a significant story. Not only do we tell a story in the colors chosen for a...

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Africa contains 54 countries and African Culture spreads far and wide. There are 42 tribes in my home country Kenya alone, each contributing to the country's diverse culture and heritage. They are each defined by where they live, what they wear and even what they eat! I, Ceiphers Olweya, come from the Luo Tribe in Kenya. We are River-Lake Nilotes who reside mainly around Lake Victoria, meaning fish is a staple food and we sure eat a ton of it! So much so, in fact, that I haven't been fond of fish since moving to the United States in 2004....

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The use of African fabric in modern clothing is nothing new. Many brands are doing it (and doing it well!), but we strive to create something unique, something that tells a story. We want our take on modern African clothing to be meaningful. Let what you wear matter! In doing so, we’ve carefully crafted unique African-inspired pieces with kitenge fabric accents. The accent could be the bow tie, hair bow. a pocket, or the cuff on a shirt! It’s something small enough that more people can feel comfortable sporting our clothing, but a big enough pop of color to really...

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We had lots of requests from ladies asking if and when we were going to add more garments to our clothing line for women. Ladies, we heard you! We are proud to introduce our new line of dresses. The inspiration behind the line comes from powerful women in my life. For my grandmother, who started her career sewing clothing in Kenya; for my mother, an amazing educator; and my wife, who stood behind me during the darkest times in my life and who has been at my side every step of the way in building Ceiphers Clothing. These are all...

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I don’t know about you, by I can think of a million times when I spilled something on a dress shirt and then walked around all day with a stain on it. It’s embarrassing and unnecessary. Ceiphers Teflon Men’s Dress Shirts are here to solve that issue. Each shirt is treated with Teflon™ Shield + fabric protector making the shirt stain resistant, liquid repellent and breathable. All of our styles are accented with our colorful waxed-cotton kitenge fabric, making each shirt unique, especially since no kitenge fabric pattern is used the same way twice. More importantly, our dress shirts have...

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