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When I was a little girl, my grandmother who was popularly known as "Mama Ibadan" had 3 shops in Ibadan market where she traded both wholesale and retail of ankara textiles. One of the many tips I learnt from Mama was stretching out my hands to measure fabric in yards without using tapes.
Much later on, I found ankara to be a bonding bridge between women, cooperatives and associations, far and wide, as we wore communal patterns and colours, together, as a symbol of sisterhood and consensus.
I celebrate Vlisco's 170th year of production at the highest level of creativity. They have empowered African Women by enabling them express themselves in a meaningful and fashionable way, while stimulating creative industries from micro-level tailoring individuals to macro-level clothing production industries.
Thank you Vlisco for making accessible, affordable, washable, beautiful and colourful fabrics that celebrate African women, children and families in gorgeous diversity.
Deeply saddened that we have lost our kind, compassionate and dedicated Dr Ameyo Adadevoh. Rest In Peace.