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AYANAH SWIMWEAR

We do eco-friendly swimwear the african way

About the project

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We are three sisters and stylists who created AYANAH, a swimwear brand inspired by Africa. As French of African descents, the diversity of our cultural heritage is an invaluable resource that we exploit and share through our creations. Providing creative, new and high quality pieces is essential to us. We want our brand to reflect an innovative and dynamic Africa. 

Art is at the heart of our creative process. We are committed to value emerging african artists through occasional collaborations. Indeed, we intent to donate a part of our profits to the organization The African Modern Art Project based in Tanzania and founded by the African artist Saidi Mbungu. This school helps children and women to develop their artistic talents in order to become financially independent. Our desire is to be the vehicle by which our future customers will experience Africa as we know it.

As a company, we take into consideration sustainable development in the use of natural resources to design our collections. In all our decisions making process, we are dedicated to protect the environment in order to be a real player in the green fashion industry. 

Our first collection is the result of a dynamic combination of tradition and modernity. It reflects a changing Africa that is leaning on its amazing cultural heritage while moving toward a promising future.

The geometric cuts of our swimsuits echo a strong tribal inspiration. The graphic prints are mixed up together in a bright blend of colors embellished by a chic and urban touch. Each piece reveals a clear desire to stand out in order to give women the opportunity to assert their uniqueness.

We imagine and design all our swimsuits. We also create our own prints. This exclusivity ensures our customers they will not find them anywhere else. Patterns and textile printing are made in France.

Regarding production, we endeavoured to establish it on the African continent. We chose Tunisia because of the quality of its expertise in bathing suits confection. We will work with a small workshop in the town of Monastir.

We strive to conduct our business with respect for the planet and to work with partners environmentally conscious. Our supplier is one of the international leaders in the production of swimwear textiles. The company heavily invests in research and development to provide innovative materials while preserving our ecosystem. We chose dye sublimation printing for our motifs. This eco-friendly process allows the use of odorless and solvent-free inks.

ZALISSA SWIMSUIT 85€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

OWELIA SWIMSUIT 85€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

ELENGI SWIMSUIT 100€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

ANIYE SWIMSUIT 100€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

YELANI SWIMSUIT 110€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

MOZANA SWIMSUIT 110€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

ELYCIA SWIMSUIT 125€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

ONAKIA SWIMSUIT 125€

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+ Tribal cover up offered (For the first 20 orders only)

SIZE GUIDE & MEASUREMENTS

DIGITAL FASHION SKETCH

AFRICAN BEACH LOOK 40€

Fun & Creative Bag+African Bracelets+Cool Sunglasses

TOTE BAG ENHANCED BY A FUN & CREATIVE VISUAL

African proverb written on the bag :

"Don't let yourself licked by the one who can swallow you up" 

COOL SUNGLASSES

BEAUTIFUL AFRICAN BRACELETS


We will start sending your rewards in May. In case of any delay, we will keep you posted. We will do our best for you to enjoy your swimsuits this summer !


For our first collection, we worked with the South African artist Lazi Mathebula who drew our portrait (see picture below). Our goal is to promote contemporary African art in order to showcase the diversity of the continent's cultural wealth. We support the cultural organization The African Modern Arts Project created in 2006 by the African artist Saidi Mbungu.

He developed this learning center to teach art to disadvantaged youth in the Township of Bogamoyo located in the north of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This project is particularly close to our heart because it supports local cultural dynamism by raising new artistic talents.


What are the funds for?

We need your contributions to reach our goal of 6500€. With your help, we will launch the production of 250 pieces knowing that we have already financed :

- The creation of patterns and prototypes

-The Photo shoots ( models, photographer, makeup artist, studio, decoration ... )

-The Website (with an integrated online shop)

-Communication 

-Supplies (Accessories and fabric rolls for the production of 250 pieces )

-Textile Printing

-Events 

So we have to cover the following expenses :


About the project owner

The idea of ​​launching a fashion brand related to the African continent was really important to us. After our business studies and many professional experiences in Marketing, Finances and Fashion in Paris, New York, Miami and London, we decided to make our project a reality.

Illustration by african artist Lazi Mathebula

(From left to right)

The “Tenacious”

A sport? Volleyball

A movie? “Million Dollar Baby” by Clint Eastwood

A destination? Miami

A fashion essential? The white shirt

A beauty essential? Lipstick

A TV show? Breaking Bad

A cartoon? Jeanne & Serge 

A phobia? Rats

A motto? “Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”

The "Optimist" 

A sport? Swimming

A movie? "The Notebook" by Nick Cassavetes

A destination? London

A fashion essential? The black dress

A beauty essential? The foundation

A TV show? 24h chrono

A cartoon? The Lion King

A phobia? The moth

A motto? "Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped ."


"The Creative"

A sport? Badminton

A movie? ”Gran Torino”  by Clint Eastwood

A destination? Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)

A fashion essential? Jeans

A beauty essential? Mascara

A TV show? Friends

A cartoon? Nemo

A phobia? The spider

A motto? “It always seems impossible until it is done"

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT !

Contact us if you have questions, we are always happy to hear from you!

www.ayanah-fashion.com

[email protected]

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