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There have been many stories recently from social media, showing girls and boys heading to their High School prom in traditional West African dress, sometimes with matching outfits for their…

Guipure is a particularly interesting type of lace, as it’s made in such a way that the motifs are stable and therefore can be cut quite easily. Because of this…

Lace isn’t just for shawls and your grandmother’s curtains! Over the past few years beautiful, colourful laces have exploded on to the catwalk and are now worn by everyone from…

West African fabric often brings to mind bold patterns set in a riot of colour – statement fabrics that go against the grain of corporate-wear, clashing oranges and blues, pinks and…

  Lace has become an integral part of African fashion and here at Empire Textiles, it’s a popular fabric that’s shipped around the world to make high-quality garments. In particular,…

West African fabrics are famed for their bright colours and bold prints. From Super Wax and Jacquard to Guipure Lace, the fabric options are as numerous as the patterns and…

The bright and bold look of African fashion may not be for everyone but with a bit of direction you’ll see it’s influence in fashion generally around the globe.

Have you heard of African Fashion Festival in New Zealand? Nor had we… That’s why we urge you to help support initiatives like this that show such passion. Have a read about it here.

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