Nta-woven founders, Subaye Adu Mantey and Jasmine Terry Okafor

Akoma Ntoso: Nta-woven's Story

Nta-woven was born out of our passion for fashion, love of sisterhood and our deep familiarity with and appreciation of the rich cultures and struggle of Black people across the African Diaspora.

In college we became not just roommates, but sisters. We learned to think globally, act locally and develop creative ways to engage the social issues of our times. We grew to understand the importance of educating the full woman, and the power of economic opportunity for women. When a woman is empowered to be her best self, the whole community is better.

We grew to love and appreciate the common thread of our experiences as young women of African descent, despite growing up in contexts that were oceans apart. Although we were unique individuals, our existence and experiences as African American and Ghanaian women were linked through ancestral legacy.

As the sacred Ghanaian Adinkra symbol "Akoma Ntoso" reminds us, our hearts were linked together. Our lives are woven together. Our journey to learn, appreciate and support the other in becoming her full self exemplifies what it means to live in harmony and mutual agreement with one's self and community.

And, if we want to live in a world where women can thrive and African culture is appreciated and celebrated, we must be the change we want to see.

Nta-woven embodies that endeavor. We are committed to employing Black women across the globe to bring our brand to life from the design team to the sales team. Our brand is for people from all walks of life who want to look good, feel good and do good.

Nta-woven strives to live into the fullness of "Akoma Ntoso." We invite all who are willing and open to come with us.

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I wish your company all the best and want to say thank you for the beautiful clothing!! I love my dress and my tunic!!

Amy Williams

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