Sophisticated Threads: Fashion Handcrafted In Africa From Fort Mose 1738

Made in Africa fashion is consistently a celebrity favorite, we see the look on Beyoncé, Solange, Rihanna, and even former First Lady Michelle Obama – not to mention Larenz Tate and Idris Elba (his mother is from Ghana.) Now there is an authentic new entry in the global fashion scene accessible to all,  Fort Mose 1738.  Fresh, fun, and wonderfully modern, handcrafted with great care in Accra, the city known as “the Capital of Cool” says The New York Times.
Made from silk and cotton hand-woven Kente shimmering with golden threads and lively, colorful prints in 100% cotton abstracted from the flora and fauna of Africa.  The looks are designed here in the USA with a contemporary sensibility. Available exclusively online at the ethical, sustainable collection starts at $50 for a Kente clutch handbag.
Women can choose from casual dresses and jumpsuits in cotton prints, day-into-evening pantsuits, and top/skirt combinations in luxurious Kente. There are also outfits for men, bold shirts with coordinated shorts /pants and tailored suits in sophisticated Kente.  The intention of Fort Mosé 1738 is of course, to offer men and women a sophisticated opportunity to connect with their heritage but also to create practical looks that can be worn easily, naturally whatever the occasion.
Fort Mosé 1738 is named for the first black community in America, the Spanish Fort in St. Augustine, Florida where former slaves could gather freely, legally, more than 100 years before Juneteenth (emancipation).   Founder and designer Maurice Gattis discovered this piece of American History (surprisingly it was not taught in schools) and felt it was the right fit for his fashion enterprise, a partnership with exceptional artisans in Ghana, Africa. See more inside,….

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