Ankara, Kente, Wax Print so many choices!!
So I admit I have slight love affair with the print. It's the colors like red which I wore for a year. and Orange that i wore another year, i alway had an affection for nice colors. African wax prints lets me have several at once. The patterns are beautiful. This obsession is not exclusive to me. Internet searches had proved that its a slight trend in this look. Okay not a big enough trend for Google but enough for my Facebook feed to be a little brighter.
My lovely husband brought back these 3 dress after a trip home and that was it. Did you know that custom made dresses is common in Africa. If you want a dress just send your measurements. This is great not how do we get this custom made dress way from Africa , no lovely husbands for everyone right ?
We all have a friend or 2
Ghana has the largest and most reliable textile industry on the west coast of African and the crown jewel is the GTP fashion. Its known for the Vibrant colors and Trendy designs. Keeping tradition of wax printing alive and a high tech world by adding those technical elements at creation. GTP has just celebrated it 50th year anniversary and did it with a big bang. Here is a little style inspiration for you.
GTP Fashion is not yer available in the Triangle. As of now there are a couple of quietly know locations for african fabric. I took the liberty of turning my life into a little online shop on Etsy.
Carolina International Market in Tower Shopping Center
Gladys African Shop on Atlantic Springs
Meet Sally at the state Fairground on the weekends
Look up La Africa Boutique on Facebook and African pearl
One these lovely dresses and vibrant wardrobes will e available in macy's or any mall USA but know you just have to know somebody who knows somebody. Aren't you glad you know me!?!?