Estella Couture 'Sew for Haiti' Event

While American and international celebrities, organizations, design and entertainment companies come together for Haiti, Nigeria’s government has been relatively quiet and so has the fashion and entertainment industry. One Nigerian designer Estella Couture is beginning to put an end to the silence, particularly in the fashion sector, with her ‘Sew for Haiti’ event.

Her sew for Haiti events takes place in Washington DC. See below for event . Also kudos to Nigerian bloggers and online sites like Linda Ikeji, Bella Naija, Shei Funmi, Nigerian Curiosity and a few Nigerian DJs encouraging their readers and listeners to donate or volunteer their time to credible organizations to help Haiti. Now we look forward to Nigerian music stars like MI, Banky W, P-Square; film stars like Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola, Stephanie Okereke and fashion celebrities like Tiffany Amber, Deola Sagoe, Momo, JBL and more come together to raise some money for Haiti!

If you are based in Nigeria, Bella Naija suggests you donate through the following organizations:
UNICEF -14B, Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos
RED CROSS -11, Eko Akete Close, off St. Gregory’s Road, South West Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

See Estella Couture ‘Sew for Haiti’ Event Details below. If you have events you are working on, please e-mail [email protected]. Stay updated on our Haiti coverage on our sister site

The images on the screens are heart breaking! And sadly, what happened to people in Haiti can happen to anyone of us.

We have given money, and we have prayed for them. What else can we give?
Our talents?
Sure. We Can!
Can you sew? Then, please bring that talent to our SEW FOR HAITI Sew off Session!
Date: January 30th, 2010
Time: 12 noon -4 pm
Venue: 2200 S Dakota Ave., NE Washington DC.

Please sign up, let us come together and be a blessing to Haiti at a time they need everyone of us! Wherever you are, distance should not be a hindrance!

* If you live outside the DC Metro area, create something and mail to us and we shall include it in our totaly package.

You can sign up here or send an email to: [email protected]

IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO SEW, Please COME! We will give you a one-hour Free crash course! And come earlier – 11:00am!

All we need from you is that: You make something with your hands and leave note of encouragement or prayer on it. Could be: pillow, wrap skirt, a T-shirt, tote bag, scarves etc….just easy crafts and projects.
Please pass this message around.


Do Something positive!!!

God Bless you.


Estella Ogbonna

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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1 Comment

  1. Jan says:

    Rather than remove the speck in other people’s eyes, let’s start with our brothers and sisters who have been displaced by religious crisis. They also need water, food, clothes and shelter. This idea of going to Haiti is a misplaced one. Let start our charitable work from home. We don’t need the unnecessary publicity. Have you found out if countries such as Ghana, South Africa, Cameroun, Angola are donating for the Haitians? Let us start with ourselves. There are so many orphanages in Nigeria in dire need of assistance. They’ll appreciate the help and assistance… check out this is how i’m contributing to my own country.

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