Nigeria is a great nation, rich in culture, tradition and spirit. You can easily see this in how we carry ourselves, our tenacity and resilience to win, in spite of these prevailing socio economic limitations. We are proud because of our great heritage. Our pride shows in how we talk, how we behave and how well we dress.
We take pride in looking good. over the years, we’ve fused western style influences with our indigenously made fabrics to produce top notch Afrocentric looks that sets us apart, in fashion forward ways. Even global brands like Stella McCartney, Dior, Etro, and a host of others, have incorporated our textiles and prints into numerous mainstream collections (whether that can be classified as culture appropriation or not, is another conversation). Our indigenous fabrics are unique because they tell stories of where we come from and who we are. They radiate our rich history and journey so far. Indigenous clothes can now incorporate western style motifs so there is a happy balance between what is trendy and what is organically ours.
Dressing a child in indigenous outfits or looks that incorporate indigenous fabrics is like passing down culture to them. It’s a gift that no child should go without so yes, it is very important to dress kids in Afrocentric clothes. Letting them understand the beauty and pride we have in the fabrics and materials that originate from our land, is very important, especially as we celebrate high points in our nations journey, such as our 61st year of independence.
Dressing children in indigenous fabrics made into the best and trendiest styles becomes paramount because kids know what’s hot and what’s not. It’s important to get Afrocentric pieces that not only radiate quality but are currently stylish so they inspire confidence and happiness in your kids. Here, we’ll be outlining premium indigenous pieces, that tick all those boxes and lots more.
Traditionally made fabrics have a reputation for radiating elegance and beauty. Let your girls tap into this by getting them our very unique purple “Sleevess Ankara Reversible” dress. This dress is unique because it can be worn in two stylish ways due its reversible feature. Very functional and trendy. It is easy-breezy and comfortable to wear especially with the round neckline, Belt and is available for girls from ages Two to Sixteen years. It’s a lovely dress for garden parties and outdoor events.
For a stylish dress that can be worn to semi-formal events, get our premium blue and green “Ankara Print Flare” dress. This is specially made with a mixed blend of quality Ankara fabrics. It has stylish green and white ribbon at the waistline, plus two shoulder straps. This lovely number is available for girls from ages Eight to Sixteen years.
For a high street take on indigenous wear, get your girls our hip and trendy green “Ankara Print Zipper Hoodie” dress. This long-sleeve dress is easy-breezy, and it features a front zipper, grid leaf graphic print all over, and a hoodie. Its stylish and very on trend. Its available for baby girls from ages Twelve to Twenty-Four months, and for girls from ages Three to Sixteen years. Pair this stylish dress with our snazzy black “Sport” trainers made with a soft mesh spandex fabric that is breathable and flexible. It is available from sizes 26-31.
For an eye catching top to pair with denim, get our quality green “Ankara Print” blouse. It is specially made with an exceptional quality Ankara fabric. This stunning blouse features a round neckline, a keyhole button closure at the back plus neatly tailored angel sleeves, and is available for girls from ages Eight to Sixteen years. Pair with our lovely blue “Denim Embroidered” trouser. It features belt loops, button and zip closure, four-pocket styling, unequal hem, finished with fancy floral embroidery and is available for girls from ages Eight to Eighteen years.
Boys require Indigenous clothes that are bold, artsy and fun. Get them our blue and green “Mix Match Ankara Short” set. This premium set features a stylish top that has sleeves and collar which is made with green Ankara fabric that matches with an eye catching blue floral designed torso, finished with a carefully tailored ribbon at the shoulder hemming. The top features a front button placket and curved hem pattern plus a bottom that has a belt loop, front waist button, concealed zipper and is available for baby boys from ages Nine to Twenty-Four months, and for boys from ages Three to Sixteen years. This look works effortlessly for outdoor events. For a stylish independence-centric twist to the look, switch the shorts with our quality white “Slim Fit Serge” pants that is made with quality materials for that simple, smart and comfortable look and feel. These pants are available for boys from ages Two to Seven years.
Every boy’s closet is never complete without a trendy hoodie. Make that hoodie Afrocentric and you’ve got a real winner. Get our trendy green “Short-Sleeve Ankara Print Hoodie” shirt. It features a front zipper, plus a hoodie with green and white loop ribbon, a grid leaf graphic detail and is available for boys from ages Four to Sixteen years. Pair with are very functional grey “Cuffed Fleece” joggers as it combines style with comfort and it comes with trendy curve pocket styling, elasticated waist and draw cord. Its available for boys aged Six years.
Baby boys shouldn’t be left out of all this Afrocentric fun. Get them our cute green “Short-Sleeve Leaf Print Ankara” shirt that features a front button placket, spread collar, a grid Leaf graphic print all over, and is available for baby boys from ages Nine to Twenty-Four months. Match this lovely shirt with our eye catching blue “Denim Shorts with Suspenders” that comes with suspenders, belt loops, concealed zip fly, button fastening, and is made from super comfortable cotton fabric. Its available for baby boys from ages Six to Twenty-Four months.
In the spirit of independence, get our premium indigenous Timotiwa pieces, that can be worn in many different stylish ways, in addition to our quality Ruff n’ Tumble clothes and accessories, your kids will require, when you visit Ruff ‘n’ Tumble stores or the Online store.