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“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”- Maya Angelou

Afropolitan Boutique’s “Print Rising” Campaign focuses on using fashion as a tool for women’s economic empowerment. Our CEO, Tianna Sherman-Kesselly, is a staunch advocate of providing women with opportunities for career advancement and equality. Our storefront and workspace in Liberia is currently managed by an all female team. They are all mothers - some single - who are using their positions as an opportunity for economic independence.
 
These women are bound by a sisterhood committed to the global rise of authentic Afro-print fashion and its ability to support female economic empowerment. Tianna works closely with the team to create a safe, secure and nondiscriminatory workspace. Within this workspace we encourage creativity that has brought about styles such as Afropolitan Boutique’s signature “Body Kind” dresses and the convertible dress to skirt, Blossoming Tulip.

“Print Rising”, through the styles illustrated, highlights the results of the team's collective and united effort. Moreover, it highlights the fact that Afropolitan Boutique’s core management and operational teams of female artisans and Brand Ambassadors, are truly driving change.

They are fostering multi-national economic growth by:
 

  • authentically producing handmade clothing and accessories; this is creating jobs for talented artisans and staff at the storefront and workspace in Liberia
  • hosting a roadshow of pop-up shops across the United States; this is creating entrepreneurial opportunities and autonomy for a growing tribe of Afropolitan Boutique Brand Ambassadors
  • sourcing fabric locally; this is economically empowering Liberian market women.

We believe that if women work collectively they can create positions for other women to succeed; we ask you to participate and join their movement.

BERNICE

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Working with other women motivates me and I enjoy when we all share our ideas with each other. Even though we come from different backgrounds, cultures and religions, we are able to work together to achieve one goal. It gives me a sense of achievement.

JOSEPHINE

SALES MANAGER

I enjoy working with others at the store and the unity, joy, fun and jokes we all share as workmates. Going to work and having responsibilities makes me proud. 

BACKGROUND

Afropolitan was founded in 2011, with the mission of sharing contemporary fashion that encapsulates the beauty and diversity of African culture. Afropolitan’s merchandise is handmade in Monrovia, Liberia by local artisans using vibrant fabric sourced from local market women. In 2016, Afropolitan launched our “Be You” campaign, which utilized vibrant African prints in fashion as a way to shift the conversation on “African” culture from its generally restrictive and stereotypical scope to topics of excellence.

Tianna Sherman Kesselly- CEO of Afropolitan Boutique

BACKGROUND

Afropolitan was founded in 2011, with the mission of sharing contemporary fashion that encapsulates the beauty and diversity of African culture. Afropolitan’s merchandise is handmade in Monrovia, Liberia by local artisans using vibrant fabric sourced from local market women. In 2016, Afropolitan launched our “Be You” campaign, which utilized vibrant African prints in fashion as a way to shift the conversation on “African” culture from its generally restrictive and stereotypical scope to topics of excellence.

Tianna Sherman Kesselly- CEO of Afropolitan Boutique

BACKGROUND

Afropolitan was founded in 2011, with the mission of sharing contemporary fashion that encapsulates the beauty and diversity of African culture. Afropolitan’s merchandise is handmade in Monrovia, Liberia by local artisans using vibrant fabric sourced from local market women. In 2016, Afropolitan launched our “Be You” campaign, which utilized vibrant African prints in fashion as a way to shift the conversation on “African” culture from its generally restrictive and stereotypical scope to topics of excellence.

Tianna Sherman Kesselly- CEO of Afropolitan Boutique


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