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    5 Gambian-Owned Brands To Shop African Inspired Wear This Holidays

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    The pride associated with African wear is just priceless. From shoes to dresses and even accessories, an African-inspired look–is a deep connection to home and where one comes from. Speaking of home and connections, what are holidays without an outfit to make you feel at home even if you are miles away.

    It’s been a tough year– with covid still having its way around us, instabilities within nations, and of course, working from home burnout has serious tolls on most of us. 

    So as holidays seasons are here, we share with you five Gambian-owned fashion brands that will style you to perfection and leave you feeling at home while not emptying your pocket.

    Tiga 

    Looking for one place to shop for the whole family? Tiga gets you covered.

    Owned by Gambian creative and entrepreneur Ndey FatouNjie, Tiga is a Gambian lifestyle brand–producing “Afri-leisure products for the global traveler”. Her casual and ready to o wear outfits are one of a kind plus sustainable and environmentally friendly.

    Tiga’s various designs for women, including the Kaftans, Camouflage BouBou will be perfect for leisure time t the beach or home. Please dont forget to pair your outfits with the brand’s cowrie-inspired earrings. And thank us later.

    Tiga’s Bandana shirt for men and breathtaking designs for kids are perfect for men and kids.

    AAJIYA

    The award-winning brand is a Gambian own contemporary lifestyle brand by Mariama Cole based in Stockholm. Her designs are appealing and represent the strong African woman embracing freedom in a challenging fashion world. Using one of Africa’s oldest and richest heritages, “PETAW” (Cowrie Shell)–to produce her designs, her PETAW collection worn by even American celebrities is a fit for dinner and date or a family and friends dinner gathering. Just a little advice before you –shop at AAJIA–(whispering) the outfits are good beautiful and well crafted you will be the center of attention.

    YAWS Fashion

    One of Gambia’s most talented, creative, and consistent fashion designers, you can’t go wrong with Yaws!

    Also catering for both men, women, and kids, Yaws designs by Ya Awa Conteh pay homage to African history, especially with the brand’s choices of fabrics when making a design.

    The easy-wear pieces or the Capsule collections will be a lifesaver for your last-minute holiday shopping.

    Facil

    Well, underwear garments are essential! And here is a perfect pick.

    Carting for everyone, Facil produces “Ethical Underwear” that will leave you feeling good. Apart from making comfortable underwear, one of the reasons that led to the opening of Facil is to create jobs for Gambian youths, a great reason to shop at Facil.

    Cut N Fit

    Finally, after all, the easy and ready-to-wear outfits, you need a long dress! One that will leave you looking elegant. Kown for well wen outfits and outstanding customer services, Cut N Fit is your go-to place for a perfect new year dress or even Christmas or, let’s say, staff end-of-year Gala dinner–the list goes on.

    Please Note, This Is Not A Sponsored Post, And The Brands were selected By The Sisters Show To Support Local Brands. Feel Free To Share with us Some Of Your Favourite Gambian Brands You Shop From.

     

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