The Kente sweaters is a modern iteration inspired from an inherited design system that tells the story of who we are and shares our African philosophies through a visual language of colors and symbols.
The Dondo kente sweater features the dondo symbol, which is the talking drum. The talking drum is a symbol of rhythm and communication and has been used from ancient times in African culture as a language of sound to communicate across long distances and as a medium to tell our stories through the drum.
The red gold and green stripes is the symbol of Babadua, which stands for resilience. Babadua is a versatile bamboo like plant that is used in Africa for building houses bridges and anything that requires strong reinforcements. The observation of this plant's strength is what our ancestors used as the symbol of resilience.