Osei-Duro is a brand that I have been a fan of for a long long time and even more so for their storytelling. This is especially because of their use of beautifully designed handmade batik fabric in their pieces. The brand was founded in 2011 by Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh and is based in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Accra. They produce textiles and garments in Ghana, India and Peru, applying traditional techniques to simple contemporary designs.
Having pioneered the use of West African batik on fabrics like silk and rayon, Osei-Duro continues to focus on developing new and hybrid materials.
Their pieces are contemporary and wearable and at the same time elegant. Do have a look on their website www.oseiduro.com for more of their work and to learn about their ethical and sustainable approach to fashion.