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NKWO At The Forefront Of Curbing The Damaging Effect On Textile Waste


NKWO is a brand that takes the preservation of environment and natural resources as one of its core values. It is an artisanal brand that is at the forefront of Nigeria's sustainable fashion movement. As a result of its awareness of the environmental impact of running a fashion label, its primary goal is the reduction of textile waste. Upcycled denim, cotton from Nigeria, end-of-line fabrics, and cutting table waste are used to create artisanal and limited edition pieces.

The Nkwo Wrap(kimono) Jacket

The development of a "new African fabric" named DAKALA CLOTH is a result of NKWO's emphasis on waste minimization. The nomadic and free-spirited lifestyle of the people who roamed the vast plains and deserts of Africa served as inspiration for the clothing. The brand seeks to utilize the potential of technology, both new and old, as a sustainable way to maintain traditional craft skills through research and experimenting with cutting-edge methods.

The Nkwo Infinity Jacket

The brand infuses early handcrafting techniques like weaving, beading, hand dying, and embroidery, which have also been modernized, giving materials new uses while bridging the gap between tradition and modernity. By incorporating the numerous components of the expanding fashion eco-system in a new way of working that is more aware as it celebrates and maintains the art of creation, NKWO, which works directly with artisans and local makers, h