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Cynthia Abila, Nigerian Fashion brand Helps Women Embrace their Ethnicity


Cynthia Abila is an eponymous brand launched in 2016 by Cynthia Otiyo-Abila. Cynthia Abila is a storyteller and an African culture enthusiast. The designer founded her brand for the world-traveling woman who likes to learn about the varied cultures of the worlds outside her own, but who also cares deeply about her roots and seeks to share her own local story in every way possible.


An opulent look, colour schemes, and unique fabrication are all features of Cynthia Abila's brand. By utilizing a network of artisans in local communities, the brand also fosters local manufacturing and the preservation of centuries-old traditions of handmade fabric, hand beading, and embroideries. Abila also provide vital work opportunities and essential training to local communities. With the adoption of flexible work policies, women represent 70% of the work force, which enables them support their families.