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4 Affordable Black-Owned Brands That Sell Afro-Inspired Clothing

There’s so much to love about African print clothing. From the bright colors to the crazy yet still tasteful patterning, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful flowing dress made of Ankara wax fabric. Here are a list of six fashion companies that’ll have you looking stylish and chic all summer long!

1. Grass-Fields

Okay, I have a problem. I can’t stop buying clothes from Grass-Fields -- a.k.a the incredible fashion company founded by twin sisters from Cameroon, Christelle and Michelle Nganhou. This company has made a loyal customer out of me, as I just ordered my fifth dress from Grass-Fields and I couldn’t be more impressed with the quality of their clothes. From their flowy African skirts to their patterned jumpsuits, head wraps and two piece sets, every piece sold by this company is made with careful attention and love. Many of the company’s clothes are made in Cameroon, so you’ll be promoting African craftsmanship and helping to create and stabilize more jobs in the African economy. Click HERE to shop.

2. Laviye

Not only does this incredible fashion store sell gorgeous Ankara wax print dresses, jumpsuits, two-set pieces and accessories, but they also have a wide selection of shoes, heels and flats with African prints. Next time you’re thinking about updating your closet, consider shopping at Laviye. Click HERE to shop.


3. D’iyanu

Pronounced dee-ya-nu, D’iyanu is a bold clothing line that offers stylish Afro-styled fashion to everyday people. The company was founded by a Nigerian woman named Addie Olutola – all the more reason to support it! The company doesn’t just stop at selling cute and affordable dresses and skirts to women, but they also sell women’s outerwear, accessories, swimsuits. Likewise, they have an abundance of clothes that cater to men and more young children. Click HERE to shop.


4. Zabba Designs

Whether you’re looking for home décor, African-style handbags, or a low-cut evening dress to wear to a formal event – Zabba designs has got you covered! Also, you can rest assured that your money is going to help people, as a percentage of all their sales go towards keeping young girls in Liberia in school and providing them with opportunities to pursue higher education. If you’re into brands that are socially conscious and aware (which you should be!), Zabba Designs is the perfect choice for your next purchase. Click HERE to shop.

Grace is a freelance writer and blogger from Canada. Her work has been featured on HerCampus, 21Ninety, Read Unwritten. She is a voracious reader, a dog-lover and a self-professed pop culture junkie. Her other hobbies include watching sappy romantic comedies, consuming too many strawberry-filled doughnuts and people-watching. Grace currently attends university, where she is working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Pre-Law.

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