REFLECT was founded in 2018 and is a family business which was created to provide reflective images of children of colour. As a family of (5), we struggled to find images for our younger children and this was something we found that others had the same issue with. REFLECT became something we were determined to create to provide alternative options for families looking for something a little more bespoke and reflective of the children they were buying for.
REFLECT serves to provide a wider selection, starting with it’s introductory images of both boy and girl designs (Mosiah & Zummi), with the aim to produce further options as the brand is developed and expanded.
Check out the SHOP and see our range of REFLECT items available. Think about friends and family when browsing. Remember, they may also find it difficult to find that cultural significant item as a gift or present.
455 Brixton Road
Cowrie Design launched in 2009 following its founder’s first trip to Nigeria, a country well known for its elaborate celebrations such as weddings, birthdays and naming ceremonies. During the visit, and with the help of an assistant seamstress I had designed a number of garments/dresses, on return to the sunny UK, I received lots of recognition from family and friends on the quality of the sewing especially the finishing Cowrie Design is a subtle blend of classic and contemporary fashion and accessories inspired by the African continent, aimed at todays professional, afropolitan and conscientious women.
Being that this was my first trip, I was bewildered by the conditions in which the seamstress was able to produce such quality items. As friends and family began to place orders thoughts began to circulate, the creation of a business venture immersed.
More than the being just a business venture my thoughts turned to how to create sustainable incomes of Kehinde and other small enterprises places where low Human Development Index (HDI) was prevalent.