TRENDS: The Ankara Revolution

TRENDS: The Ankara Revolution
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By Victoria Apata

Until the 1960s, most wax sold in Africa were made in Europe. But all that has changed. Ghana had several high print wax manufacturing companies, including Woodin- a subsidiary of Holland’s Vlisco; and ATL a subsidiary of Manchester-based ABC textiles however, Africa is yet to own a textile manufacturing company with no links to our European counterparts.

The question of authenticity regarding Ankara is also yet to be answered. Can Ankara be called African? Well, they cannot be compared to our Adire or Aso-Oke (that is left for weddings and special occasions).

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One thing is for sure; it is very popular and widely accepted across the African continent.

Today Ankara has become a global fashion trend. Celebrities all over the world now sport this African fabric. Beyonce, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Lupita Nyong’o, and even Michelle Obama have all sported the print.

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And at home, it is an all-weather. Whether office, night club, church, casual outings, the Ankara comes just handy.


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