SEKBI – an innovative, global lifestyle brand celebrating African heritage source with inspired Bogolan prints via stylish and conscious apparel – launched its debut “Legacy Collection” via e-commerce on September 29, 2020. Born in Africa, with intent to inspire the world, SEKBI’s signature Bogolan print is the first of its kind.
The “Legacy Collection” showcases timeless, sophisticated pieces with clean lines offering diverse styles that can be easily mixed and matched, but also blend seamlessly within an existing wardrobe.
Beyond trends, quality and consciousness are at the core of the SEKBI identity, which lies in the creation of a custom, meaningful print that resonates, and sets the brand apart from like-minded fashion brands and other traditional African prints.
The inspiration comes from Bogolan, also called Bogolanfini, a traditional textile craft of more than 400 years that has been around since the Bambara empire era. It is mostly found in West Africa, Mali being the main territory.
This ancient technique involves using clay to draw artistic and graphic patterns on cotton cloth, to translate a lifestyle.
Bogolan fabric was and is still used by communities for celebrations, important events, and telling stories.
The Bogolan print is made with a reduced use of materials, energy and water by choosing a pigment printing process instead of reactive dye. This pigment printing process consumes very little water to begin with, making it an eco-friendly solution in the textile printing industry.