Kipfashion is a unique African fashion online retail and wholesale marketplace showcasing African brightest design talent to the world. We offer fashion conscious consumers beautifully handcrafted pieces from talented fashion designer and ethical women’s cooperative based all across African and beyond. We are inspired by color, sound and taste of African and it cultures; we blend traditional techniques and materials with contemporary design aesthetic. Kipfashion is not just an online store, we are community of fashion lover that seek to support ethically manufactured products inspired by African prints and sharing a piece of it with the world.
Kipfashion aim is to provide timeless, unique, mode design inspired by African fashion and made with African fabric by talented African designers and tailors. We aim to also provide a sustainable platform for African craftsmen and designer to access the international market.
The best story have the most unexpected beginning, after a long time of unemployment with €220 left in my pocket I decided to risk it all of my love of African fashion. The love of color, culture and my mother craftsmanship inspired me to create beautiful designs with African prints for the western market. Inspired by my own love for digital technology, I became creatively motivated to do something. A shared love of Benin and its culture inspired me to start up my own clothing and accessories line.
Now we are designer and treasure hunter of quality African fashion clothing and accessories. We represent African fashion identity for people that want to be unique and colorful with ethnic prints and accessories.
At Kipfashion we have the desire for clothing that reflects our African heritage and contemporary style and our mission is to share a piece of African fashion with the world. We wanted clothes and accessories that fused African textiles with western styles that we could incorporate into our everyday life. We also knew that we were not alone in this feeling and had to find a way to make it easier for others to access vibrant prints and pieces from Africa.
Kipfashion is born in the depths of central Cotonou Benin Republic in 2011, Kipfashion has grown from African prints sales into a platform for emerging African brands. With the goal of being a global supplier of wholesale and retails African inspired products, Kipfashion fuses African colours and prints with Western Shapes. The prints represent the uniqueness of each human being. The colours embody the future. And the shapes express the vision and structure of success and prosperity.
Our Vision & Mission
Sharing a piece of Africa with you! Inspires us to share the fashion styles from Africa. African have always been a land with color and taste. Be its people, cultures, Music, cuisine, art, fashion. Kipfashion have a vision for an international ecommerce platform that would take African fashion to global customers and create opportunities for African designers to excel.
Our mission is to provide high quality, hand made African clothing and accessories that showcase African fabrics, embroidery and beads with western styles. Promoting and redefining African fashion with the view to empowering our artisan by contributing to the economy. This is the place for you to take a piece of Africa with you or to just share the secret with a loved one by buying them the perfect gift from us.
Our ethos is based on creating an online Africa fashion marketplace supporting fair trade wholesalers, social enterprises, cooperatives and independent artisans who take their inspiration from the diverse pool of African design and culture.
At Kipfashion, we believe in socially responsible principles when doing business, including sourcing materials responsibly and sustainably, employing labor for a fair wage and paying fairly for all the products on this site.