During my last trip to Senegal I decided to spend the last day to a good shopping session in Dakar: we made some of the most important markets to buy Senegalese wax prints and jewels, African homeware and food!
I also decided to visit one of the most interesting stores in Dakar, Sisters of Afrika. I have been following them for a while on Instagram and I loved their prints and shapes so I decided to buy one at the source, in their atelier in Dakar! I didn’t know that much about the brand but I had the chance to find the lovely Khadija who told me a bit about their story and I found it so amazing that I decided to share it with you.
Unfortunately I couldn’t find Hélène Daba, who founded the brand in 2013 in Dakar, but the way she created Sisters of Afrika with her sisters and the incredible blossoming of colors got me addicted immediately. Their slogan is: Par des Femmes, Pour des Femmes (by Women for Women) and the use of traditional African prints such as Bogolan and Thioup (Tye & Dye) mixed with more modern and local shapes made me fall in love!
The brand is very international, proof is the number of customers all around the world, but also very respectful of what “made in Africa “ means: traditionally handmade prints, quality of the fabrics, incredible artistry of the local handcrafters. Sisters of Afrika puts together my favorite things: ethical sources and handwork, African tradition and colorful and flattering shapes!
If you want to know more about the brand I am showing here some more pictures of their collections but you can visit their site to know more and see more pieces or to buy your favorite ones: www.sistersofafrika.fr
As for me I was going to buy both dresses I’m pictured in here but in the end I went for the long Thioup green and orange dress and I can’t wait for spring to proudly wear it!