Adire is a resist-dyed cloth produced by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria in West Africa. The Yoruba label Adire, which means “tied and dyed,” was first applied to indigo-dyed cloth decorated with resist patterns around the turn of the twentieth century. This textile is rich in beauty and culture as much as it has a rich history. Below is a list of some famous Adire brands in Nigeria.
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- Asologe Fashion House
Asologe Fashion House is a Lagos based handmade Adire boutique. Asologe which means ‘CLOTH IS FASHION’ simply explains itself. The owner is Bibire Fawehinmi. Asologe is inspired by various kinds of fabric designs, mostly Adire and the designers love for unique prints that portray the African culture accurately, while giving her designs an urban edge. The store is located at Aaron’s Mall, Olubunmi Owa St, Lekki Phase I, Lekki.
2. Melia by Jade
Melia by Jade is a clothing brand in Nigeria that started about a year ago. The brand uses Adire, Tie & Dye, Kampala, Batik to design contemporary outfits such as shorts, jackets, playsuits, cape dresses, pants and so on for the modern day people. The owner is Jasesola Rawa. The African clothing line uses these materials to create contemporary styles that can be worn by anyone. The store can be found at 76A Isale Eko Avenue Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.
3. Adire Lounge
This brand is owned by Cynthia Okochu. The Adire lounge Textile Company has a mission of creating prosperity for African women, youths and their families. They achieve prosperity by creating unique, hand crafted products such as fabrics, scarves, t-shirts and more of the highest quality. The store is located at Ikota shopping complex, Road 5, K117, Victoria garden City, Lagos. At Adire lounge they have modernized the technical grain textile by integrating technology, design and empowerment to strengthen financial inclusion in rural Nigeria.