Ladies, prepare to fall in love with this jacket from Planetfem Must Haves Asaawa @ Mayasi!
Perfect for the summer evenings, it can be dressed up or down and is perfect for the office too. The Asaawa jacket is made from 100% wax cotton African fabric by Mother of three, Ihuaku Nweke for her i-k collection and sold through the remarkable online marketplace, Mayasi. Ihuaku says of her brand,
“The foundational ethos of the brand is quality first in terms of the basic materials such as fabrics and jewellery stones, exquisite design and personal attention to individual needs. The vision of I.Kollection is that everyone has a unique style and can look individual whilst also looking fashionable.”
Mayasii was born from the desire to improve and build up the dwindling manufacturing economy right across Africa, putting African designers in their rightful place – at the forefront of international fashion. The collective search for talented African designers and sell their garments and creations through Mayasi, an online African fashion shop thereby giving a global trade to local, talented producers of African women and men’s fashion.
Mayasi is a Congolese word and the logo has been inspired from the Ghanaian adinkra “Woforo dua pa a”, which is a symbol of support, cooperation and encouragement.
In Africa everything has a meaning: patterns on African fabric like Kente or Ankara have the same value as words. Each pattern speaks of different things. For that reason say Mayasi, each garment sold on their website is unique. As we like to say at Mayasi, African Designers saw a delicate poetry, utter tales in stitches.
All products sold are made from African fabrics (Wax, Kente, Kanga, Kitenge, Ankara, Bogolan and Mud cloths). It is better defined as African fusion.
If you are inspired by the Mayasi textile project or have other projects you would like their advice on, they are happy to hear from you. Please feel free to contact them here.
Check out Mayasi here.
photo credit: Mayasi.com