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Zuvaa

Kelechi Anyadiegwu launched e-commerce site Zuvaa with $500 and the simple idea that there was an unmet demand among people living outside Africa for authentic African styles. She’s been proven right. Sourcing from a growing list of designers in Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa as well as North America, Zuvaa has become the Amazon/Etsy of vibrant Ankara or Kente fabrics and cutting-edge clothing as seen on the streets of Lagos, Accra, and Johannesburg. Launched in May 2014, Zuvaa currently features some 75 designers from Africa and North America, and rang up $2.3 million in sales of clothing and accessories in 2016. The company is stepping up its marketing with a newsletter delivering daily African fashion news, and it has a U.S. pop-up tour planned for 2017.

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