28 Days Of Diversity In Design

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Day 10: Meet the Designers Behind Royal Hut Royal Hut is one of the first luxury brands in the world focused on creating products using African cloth. Mary Vinson founded Royal Hut in 2001, inspired by the beauty of the costumes worn by Nigerian Musician King Sunny Ade and his band. She created apparel and luxury home products of pillows, sheets, towels, kimonos and cushions all reflecting the beauty of West African Textiles. Mary Vinson died in 2004 of cancer but her legacy lives on through London based Andrew Bannis who took over. He continues to research and source the most beautiful of West African textiles employing the beauty of traditional African arts to show how modern a look you can achieve with African Textiles. Andrew Bannis is set to launch a mens and womens collection using West African cloth this Spring as well. To read about the foundation set up to keep her creative spirit alive in Jamaica go here. To explore the beauty of the textiles and the offerings of Royal Hut visit Royal Hut. To keep up with Andrew Bannis and his upcoming fashion line and work with Royal hut visit his website. www.designincolorblog.com

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