“After completing a dressmaking and pattern cutting course at the London College of Fashion, Phyllis Taylor, a native of Ghana, established SIKA in April 2007. She then decided from the outset that she wanted to use Ghanaian fabrics and produce her garments in her homeland.
Every fabric of a Sika garment is carefully selected in local Ghanaian markets and hand-made using natural methods, creating exclusive limited prints. Each unique piece defines an area in West Africa’s vast textile landscape, using traditional fabrics such as tie dye, batik’s and wax prints.
All garments are produced in Ghana by highly skilled tailors and seamstresses. The highest standards in garment production are an integral part of Sika’s mission. By generating regular income for those involved, they are able to give back to the Ghanaian community and raise the standard of garment production. While producing a stylish and wearable range, Sika creatively collaborates exceptional West African textiles with the trend and styles of London’s urban chic.
Over the past few years SIKA has become known and respected as a made-in-Ghana brand. Currently, SIKA is stocked in various independent fashion forward boutiques in the UK and internationally.”
Bio by Sika Designs via AFI
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