Ankara Fabrics – The Future of the African Fashion World

We stumbled on a very interesting article, recently, by @TJBensonNG, and we were so amazed to learn that the Ankara Fabric was not originally African.

It was the brainchild of the very artistic Dutch people of the Netherlands, primarily for the Indonesian markets.

West Africans had noticed, and primed the lovely textile product for their local markets and use, after the Turks made a cheaper version of the fabric, and re-branded it Ankara, which is now the country’s capital. This decision was a total departure from what used to be known as ‘Dutch Wax Print’.

It used to be seen as an outfit for the poor, and was mostly worn by women for special occasions, and traditional ceremonies, sometime in the 1990s.

Over the years, creative West African Fashion minds have reformed the underlining concepts, and orientation of the Ankara Fabric, to reflect the typical African beauty, personality, and disposition. Today, it defines and reflects the true West African spirit, culture, and general ethics of the people, and also goes well with Western fashion products, and defiles complexion, as it fits both the dark, and light skinned.

The Ankara Fabric is also now worn or used in schools, corporate organizations, parties, Churches, and almost everywhere else. This explains how much appreciation it now has among fashion enthusiasts, and for use in our everyday life. Men have also begun to patronize Ankara wears, and it fits them just perfectly too!

In recent years, the Ankara fabric has become a dominant brand in the African Fashion world, as more African Nations, and even the Western Nations are starting to build textile manufacturing industries in order to harmonize the Ankara fabric with their own cultural exposures, social tendencies, and ethical dispositions. This is evident in outfit choices often made by great celebrities like Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Solange Knowles, etc. Previous reports have indicated a noticeable blend of the Ankara fabric in most of their outfits.

We are very lucky to find great fashion enthusiasts in this part of the world who have taken keen interest in the promotion, and celebration of the Ankara fabric, and products.

So in case you want an inspiring outfit, with great West African story line, complete with legendary ecstatic designs, then your best bet are the Ankara products.

DMG Clothing is one fashion company we know, with an inspiring story about how the Ankara fabric is changing lives and general fashion orientation of her numerous customers.

In a recent chat with one of their representatives on Facebook, we got to note how passionate the DMG team is, about creating a new sub-regional fashion brand which will reflect the daily aspirations of Africans.

We were able to share our mission and vision with them, and they agreed to display some of their products on our Classifieds site in NigeriaAdbushi.com.

You can see some of their products here

Green is the New Red – How the Eco-Clothing Movement is Changing the Fashion World Today

From celebrities to manufacturers, there many people leading the revolution towards a more eco friendly clothing market. It used to be a serious challenge trying to find clothing and accessories that are both stylish and sustainable. Now, thanks to a number of forward thinking individuals and companies, fashionistas can find clothes that are both trendy and environmentally friendly.

Many celebrities and nouveau designers have embraced this ‘green’ movement and have started to roll out new fashion lines that use only organic materials and efficient manufacturing processes. Stella Mcartney has created a new line with the goal of making eco friendly clothing more fashionable and fun. Stella is a perfect example of this new trend in the fashion and beauty industries towards more environmentally friendly products.

Another example of a successful venture in the green fashion movement is the ‘I’m not a plastic bag’ tote bag. Anya Hindmarch created this new line of reusable tote bags to encourage to stop wasting and start thinking about their purchasing choices. The excitement surrounding the release of this bag and its immense popularity is a good indication that fashion fans (i.e. the market) are enthusiastic about the arrival of eco-friendly cloth bags to replace their standard plastic bags.

While these types of advancements in the retail arena get a lot of publicity, there are many other companies involved in the production of clothing and fabrics that have been jumping on the eco train as well. While fashion designers are taste-creators, there are several exciting companies operating in the background to provide these designers with the materials they need to make the ‘greenest’ decisions.

From manufacturers who protect their workers’ rights and environment to companies focused on making sure the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process is minimal, the fashion world has numerous unsung heroes.

One company has developed a new air dye technology that can dye textiles without the use of water. Apart from the vital conservation H20, it reduces energy requirements and needs less sources of pollution in the manufacture and application of the dyes. Similar to the Stella Mccartney and Anya Hindmarch, this innovation doesn’t sacrifice style at the expense of being eco-friendly.

Layered Hairstyles – Popular Trend in Fashion World

Layered hairstyles are among the most popular and elegant hairstyles in the fashion world today. It is considered to be a simple addition to the wide spectrum of hairstyles but yet delivers a beautiful, rich, and attractive look. The kind has lived through centuries of styles giving volume, bounce, movement, motion, and expression to hair.

To have the appeal of a layered haircut one just needs to cut hair into different layers depending on the length of the hair. However, it is one style that suits all type of hair lengths and variety of other styles as well. The uppermost layer is usually chin length and after that the length of the layers keep on increasing depending on the latest fashion trends, personal choice, and the length of the haircut. There are few who even go for layers only at the bottom and some who prefer to have the uppermost layer below the earlobe. Mostly people with long hairs prefer to have the first layer below the ear lobe and some who wish to have layers in short length hair cut prefer having the first layer below the eye.

What makes this kind of style more rich and stunning is its ability to beautifully blend with other styles and fashion trends. Adding colors or highlights to layered cuts makes hair look more gorgeous. Depending on individual preferences colors and highlights can be given to the desired layers leaving the rest with its natural appeal. This magical combination is just amazing.

Apart from colors and highlights, there are other styles like bob cut, choppy cut, bangs, fringes, and even sedu hairstyle that can easily incorporate layers without sacrificing the dazzling appeal of the original cut and simultaneously offering the sophistication of a layered haircut.

A layered hairstyle completely changes the look of an individual by adding style, elegance, and richness to one’s personality. Furthermore, it is also one of the best solutions or a perfect answer to various health issues especially split ends, hair thinning, and hair loss. The style will definitely not resolve the problem of thin hair but will give volume and bounce to thin hair. On the other way if an individual has extremely thick hair that are tough to manage then layers will help to give a trendy and sleek look to the hair.

Whatever the hair length, whatever the style, and whatever the hair volume, layers are definitely the trendiest hairstyle that will still go on for years and years to follow.

Why UGG Boots Are Popular in The Fashion World

A pair of special boots can make people look very cool. UGG boots from the official stores can keep people warm and trendy in the winter. It is universally acknowledged that the colors like brown, black and other deep ones can make people grave. Sports shoes and leisure clothes also show one’s relaxed attitude for the life clearly. Besides the reasonable prices of UGG boots and shoes for all the common people worldwide, UGGs are chic and warm for both men and women, which is the reason why they are so popular. People are able to make a unique fashion easily with charming shoes. You will surely get heads turn a lot when wearing high or short UGG boots with tight pants or skinny jeans in the street.

The easily access for these UGGs with wide variety of styles and colors attracts a large amount of new customers. The consumers are ranging from infants to elders, who discover that the shoes and boots designs fit their taste properly. With the fast spread of the city shoes fashion, UGGs are very popular in the countries nowadays.

Winter may be the time for evil growing for most people. Some lazy guys always pursue chances to make much more options to finish their job at home. Men like crazy games online, while women are different actually, who never stop shopping, looking for something for herself or purchasing for relatives. With the fall of the temperature, most people begin to keep their eyes on the warm and cozy UGGs eventually, especially for the people live in the cold region or they need to walk outdoor. The snow outdoors increase difficulty to walk exterior in some countries, the professionally developed UGG shoes provide these people the best choice. Discussing the latest trend around the fashion world and shoes field, Australian sheepskin UGG boots become the famous brand that be widely accepted worldwide.

Maybe you have heard that UGG boots were initially worn by pilots during World War I and II one decade ago. And these shoes have stood the roughest time test effectively. They’re variously different in the market that you can choose and purchase easily. People can keep flexible search simply because they always provide the most popular UGGs for people. In summer time, women can wear skirts and boots to show their unique characters. While in winter, many unisex UGG boots can offer more options for males to help them to create much more various styles.