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Tradsloft What Draws You In? If you are looking for affordable, fashion-forward African designs, then Tradsloft will be your new favorite. Co-owner Abisola Sofolahan was looking for something authentic to wear to an event and she realized that her options were extremely limited. A friend suggested that she design something herself and it quickly grew into a business. What Will You Find? With dresses ranging from $45-80 and blouses from $25-40, the prices at Tradsloft will make you feel like you are getting the deal of the year. All of the merchandise, which includes accessories and even a few options for men, is made in Nigeria. The design team launches a new line filled with exciting prints and colors approximately every 6 months. Abisola runs the business with her husband, Seyi, who says their mission is to “bring life to clothing”. What Keeps You Coming Back? Not only will Tradsloft offer you unique and affordable merchandise, but they will also tell you how to wear it on their blog. One popular video that received close to 2,000 views shows you how to tie ‘oleku twist iro and buba’ (a traditional blouse and wrap). You can catch new blog posts every week or two, and meet the designers in-person at one of the many events they attend including local fashion shows.


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