Updates & Events

Celebrate roots, culture, community & fashion

Zawadi African Gallery and Boutique will host global fashion brand, The Clothe, showcasing Caribbean and sustainable fashion. This fashion event is for two days, July 16th and 17th, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Meet the Founder and Creative Director of The Cloth, Robert Young, and purchase items exclusively at Zawadi.

There also will be a live fashion display on July 16th at 2:00 p.m.

Guests are strongly recommended to RSVP.

Founder and Creative Director of The Cloth, Robert Young has created a fashion label designed and based in Trinidad and Tobago over the last 36 years.

“The Cloth weaves complex tales of Caribbean history with unapologetic advocacy for the environment, by using natural fibres, appliqué embellishments, and minimalist designs that are safe, sustainable, and timeless wardrobe options.” -The Jamaica Observer, Style Observer

MahoganyBooks recognized on Forbes Next 1000 List of Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to our client, MahoganyBooks for being recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 List.

To shine a light on entrepreneurial heroes throughout the nation, Forbes created the Next 1000. This year-round initiative showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country—all with under $10 million in revenue or funding and infinite drive and hustle.

Read their feature article on Forbes.

Sew Much Soul” Virtual Sewing Conference Features Makers, Designers and Influencers of Color in the Sewing Industry

Join the “Sew Much Soul Virtual Sewing Conference”on September 11th and 12th, and it’s absolutely FREE

Hosted by the co-owners of Sew Creative Lounge, Cecily Habimana and Tisha Thorne, the workshops will be led by well-known makers, creatives, and influencers of color such as:

Erica Bunker, editor and creative director of Erica Bunker | DIY Style! The Art of Cultivating a Stylish Wardrobe

Monica Tetteh, founder, and owner of That’s Sew Monica

Afia Nson Bonsu, world-renowned visual artist, educator, and traditional healer –

Eryn Shields, founder of Style Sew Me 

This two-day event will include sewing workshops for beginner to intermediate level sewers and a DJ to keep the party going. #BlackMakersMatter #BlackCreativesMatter