We are unique in this: We sell clothes in familiar European style, but in colourful textiles from Africa!
Enjoy and choose of the colors and patterns. Free return if you are not happy!
This is African Colors
Many European travellers to Africa have been surprised and amazed by the extraordinary textiles they find.
Such colors! Patterns! Wow! Why don't we have them in Europe?
Here the idea of African Colors was born. We offer clothes in selected African textiles but in European designs!
This is a bit unique since clothes in African textiles almost always are done in African designs. African designs are often very nice, we think, but rather different from what Europeans are used to.
This is our African-European crossover!
We, Mariama from Gambia and Håkan from Sweden, share everything in this adventure with the web shop African Colors. We could not have done it without each other. Mariama knows tailors in Gambia and makes the production possible, Håkan designs the web shop and handles the European/Swedish economy regulations.
We just love these textiles! The power of color and imaginative patterns, for everyday use.
Have fun! :-)
Friends of Africa
We are proud to present genuine African art, in the form of the textiles our clothes are made of!
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