We design casual African Print clothing that you'll love

Meet the Team

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EZINNE,
The Dreamer

I'm the 'idea' person and the visionary; in charge of product design and branding.

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MARTIN,
The Practicalist

I'm responsible for the really fun stuff like finances and operations to ensure we can get your order to you at a sensible price as quickly as possible.

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AMY,
The Creative

I’m the aesthetics person so I get to do the actual fun part; taking photos, styling and setting the tone for our Instagram page.

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PEACE,
The Analyst

I'm the one who asks "how can we make this better?". I specialise in UX and SEO to make sure the website is vibrant, functional and easy to use.

What do we do?

We are a UK based clothing designer that specialises in designing casual African Print clothing.

Our vision is to create modern, high quality African Print clothing that pays homage to our ancestry. We do this by incorporating African prints, African languages and the bright colours that are characteristic of our culture into our designs.

Our clothing represents a fusion of western and African clothing styles which can be attributed to growing up as third culture kids (TCK). Our aim is to create casual African Print clothing that inspires Africans in the diaspora (as well as in the continent) to celebrate our culture in their everyday style.

Nkiti Designs Husband and Wife Founder

Why did we start Nkiti?

The idea came to us around the time we were getting married in August 2018. We were looking for casual ready-made African Print clothing for our bridal party but couldn't find anything. We realised that most of our African print clothes were custom-made occasion wear, usually dramatic and rarely worn again; especially in the diaspora.

Fast-forward a few months later, we thought we'd actually do something about this and create our own casual African Print designs.
And so, Nkiti was born - 'to create modern basics and casual wear with a touch of African print'.

Are you curious to know more about how we named our business? Check out this article!

The word 'nkịtị' originates from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria and means “normal” or “ordinary”. 

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Where are we now?

Since we launched in August 2019, Team Nkiti has grown from a husband and wife duo to a team of 4, including Peace and Amy. It's been an exciting journey so far! We've partnered with Imperial College London for their annual Afro Gala event as well as launched several boutique collections.  

We are a small black-owned business that remains committed to designing quality African print clothes. We hope you find something you love!