Give Back! Shop New Line Hemma, and Send Money to Ghana
When Edna Bissoon and Cindy Gaston took a semester abroad in Ghana in 2007, they were on track to pursue medicine and law, respectively. But as the two became increasingly smitten with both the traditional kente fabrics of the region and La Yahoushua, the small village school where they were teaching, they started envisioning a different kind of career.
In November, they launched their clothing label, Hemma; 5 percent of sales benefits La Yahoushua, and almost every piece in the line is cut from kente. While the material has been around since the 17th century, they've made it look exceptionally modern, on sharp blazers (above right, on Gaston) and cute little shorts.
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