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African wax prints have been trending in the fashion industry for a couple of years now, with Burberry and Dior paying tribute to Ankara, in addition to the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna rocking the print in their videos and photoshoots. I had an opportunity to chat with Adeola Adelakun, the co-founder of Cultureville, an African inspired clothing brand that aims to make modern African fashion even more accessible to everyone. We talked about the ethical side of the business, her favourite pieces from the collection and how the brand has already been featured by Hello Magazine, ITV and Channel 4. Read the full article here


The Mancunian sisters inspiring black youngsters to dream big

Adeola Adelakun and Ronke Jane are inspiring young black people to dream big and achieve their goals.

Co-founders, Ronke Jane Adelakun and Adeola Adelakun

Sisters Adeola Adelakun and Ronke Jane started their brand as they longed to see clothes which reflected their African heritage.

Born in Nigeria and raised in Manchester, the sisters noticed a lack of positive role models that represented them, and they wanted to be a positive influence for young black people. Read the full article here



Black Pound Day: what is it and Black-owned businesses to support


Black Pound Day: Cultureville

Cultureville is an African-inspired fashion brand that specialises in hand-crafted clothing and accessories that feature bold African wax prints in contemporary designs. 

The brand ethically sources its materials from West Africa, working closely with local tailors, artisans and suppliers with a production base in Nigeria and Ghana, led by a female production team.

 A fantastic place to shop occasion wear, stunning dresses like the mermaid style above feel truly special and are pieces you could treasure forever. Read the full article here



Black Pound Day: What is it, when is it & 19 Black-owned brands to support



Ana crop top and skater skirt co-ord set, £89.98, Cultureville


Nigerian sisters Ronke and Adeola Jane left their high powered jobs in law and IT and launched Cultureville to share the beauty of African print with the world. Read the full article here



The Manchester Brand Combining African Culture with High Fashion

Ronke Jane Adelakun and her sister Adeola are using their experiences to blaze a fashionable trail.

Photo by Sam Marvell

Cultureville is a labour (and label) of love. Born in Nigeria but raised in Manchester since she was nine years old, Cultureville’s co-founder Ronke Jane Adelakun’s experiences of racism started at a very young age. Read the full article here