Our Mission is to help young men and women in Africa who want their voices to be heard through their talent but are silenced because of the economic adversity in Africa.
Here is the raw truth. After trying numerous attempts to create some styles with African prints with some seamstresses here in the United States, I realized that I was spending too much money and I still was never satisfied with anything I got. I took matters into my hands and started what is now known as Chic in Prints. Chic in Prints was founded on December 29th, 2017 by me the CEO Kemi Aromashodu. I gathered a couple of my friends and asked them that if I made them inexpensive trendy styles using African prints; will they buy from me and they all said yes.
Little did I know that my quest was going to change… I put together some resources and I started looking for the best qualities of Ankara (African material) in the marketplace. We buy directly from the source in West Africa, Nigeria.
Then it came down to looking for seamstresses and then the whole concept of my business changed and a new mission was born. After interviewing some candidates, I realized that each seamstress had a story to tell. Most of them have unique stories and were just looking for that extra hand to help them fulfill their dreams.
Our Mission is to help young men and women in Africa who want their voices to be heard through their talent but are silenced because of the economic adversity in Africa. Our clothing is all handmade by wonderful and talented seamstresses in Nigeria. We are helping the youth support their dreams and helping some take care of their families. We believe in the power of helping each other. We have a policy no man or woman is left behind. As we all grow we pass on the torch to encourage others who also have a dream but need a helping hand.
When you shop at Chic in Prints understand that some of the proceeds help change lives. As we introduce you to each of our employees we will follow it up with their growth stories.
As the CEO I feel blessed and honored to have started this company because I believe in the power of helping people. "One day when I am long gone, I will leave behind a legacy and a generation of people who believe in helping each other and the richness will fill the earth"