Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Fashion Items: SIKA, The Ghanaian Print Designs

In Ghanaian Sika means money. And lot of money is what you might need to buy a piece of Sika Designs at the rate it is getting international publicity.

The master mind behind the label is Phyllis Taylor. She set up Sika in 2006, after completing a dress-making and pattern cutting course at the London College of Fashion. Sika is inspired by the rich and diverse culture of Ghana, West Africa. Every fabric has been carefully selected in local Ghanaian markets and hand-made using natural methods, creating exclusive limited prints. Each unique piece defines an area in West Africa’s vast textile landscape, using traditional fabrics such as tie dye, batik’s and wax prints.

All garments are produced in Ghana by highly skilled tailors and seamstresses. The highest standards in garment production is an integral part of Sika’s mission. They work very closely with local traders and manufacturers to produce quality garments for the international market. By generating regular income for those involved, they are able to give back to the Ghanaian community and raise the standard of garment production.

While producing a stylish and wearable range, Sika creatively collaborates exeptional West African textiles with the trend and styles of London’s urban chic, making her creation a feminine, stylish approach to ethical design.

The designs range from cute vintage teadresses... modern stylish playful pieces like this summer dress and jumpsuits.

You can also find versatible pieces like overdresses and tops.
And don't forget about the little miss:

One of my FAVOURITE pieces is this mini dress{all above pieces can be found on}

What do you think of the designs? Would you wear them as everyday wear?


Optimistic Mom said...

There are some cute designs. I could see wearing a couple of them as everyday wear. Thanks for spreading the word about this.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

These are very nice and awesome. I need to order one for my birthday!

toi said...

Good idea Mrs Pancakes ;).