AlkebuStyle

Colorful Style. Conscious Clothing.

Middletown, Connecticut | 140 Sales

AlkebuStyle

Colorful Style. Conscious Clothing.

Middletown, Connecticut 140 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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A conscious clothing social enterprise

ABOUT
Alkebu Style is a conscious clothing social enterprise supplying bright, colorful, slim-fitted dress shirts. One of our goals is to develop a strong and lasting relationship between our brand, our customers and the story that accompanies each individual shirt. We are fully dedicated to providing our customers with quality products and styles that they can proudly wear to work or parties and that will withstand the test of time.

The social impact of Alkebu Style is two-fold:
1- Increase economic opportunities (income) for the skilled tailors involved by giving them access to an international customer base. The tailors are all based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

2- Facilitate educational success by donating part of our revenue ($5/shirt and $1/pocket square) to Botiminto, a non-profit organization providing educational support to primary school students in Zigla-Koulpélé, Burkina Faso (www.botiminto.org).

Launched in June 2017, Alkebu Style is the brain child of three African friends residing in the USA with a passion for style and service to their community, and who hold the belief that clothing can transcend cultural boundaries. Alkebu Style brings to the world of male fashion dress shirts inspired by the vibrant colors and patterns of printed cotton textiles, Wax. The name Alkebu is derived from the ancient name of the African continent, Alkebulan.

MADE IN BURKINA FASO
Conscious about the lack of economic opportunity for skilled workers in our community, we source quality wax print from Ghana and Ivory Coast and each shirt is sewed by skilled tailors in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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  • Mahama Samir Bandaogo, PhD

    Owner

    I am an economist, a social entrepreneur, an aspiring politician and an avid dancer. I was born and raised in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (the Land of Upright People). Eugene, OR is my adopted (US) hometown #GoDucks.

  • Kofi Sarfo-Kantanka, M.D

    Owner, Designer

    My name is Kofi Sarfo-Kantanka, M.D. I was born and raised in Kumasi, Ghana. I am currently a Resident Physician training at Nashville, TN. I am an aspiring Oncologist and an Artist (kantankaarts.com). In the USA, I call Portland, OR my home.

  • Cheick Bandaogo

    Owner

    Cheick Bandaogo is passionate about computer science and fashion. He was born and raised in Ouagadougou, and lived for a couple years in Italy where he cultivated his passion for fashion. Having a shirt brand with his roots is a dream coming to life.

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