Changing Regional Fashion & Art With Ankara: Meet Ndey Fatou Njie
By: The Chronicle
The infamous wax print or “ankara” as its most commonly called, is almost synonymous with West Africa. The wax print was originally manufactured by the Dutch for the Indonesian textile industry, but gained popularity and interest in Western Africa. Today the material is used all over Africa and the world, especially in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, The Gambia, Senegal, and Kenya.
Tiga - a lifestyle brand for handmade Afri-leisurewear
By: ITC News
A favourite activity of Gambians is to spend Sundays enjoying the beautiful beaches that stretch across the country's coastline. Although The Gambia has a great tradition of showcasing beautiful African fabric in vibrant colours, the country lacked local producers of handmade leisurewear, swimwear and accessories that look good on the beach and on vacations abroad.