Kwesiya is a Canadian based lifestyle brand renowned for its original use of prints and colours. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, versatile accessories as well as home décor items.
The brand specializes in the use of block print textiles, vibrant fabrics characteristic of West Africa, fusing them with textiles from different part of the world, to create pieces that would appeal to consumers globally.
Our primary mission is to captivate audiences from all cultures, while promoting the use of African fabrics. From business attire, fresh and casual outfits to special event wear, we create pieces that can be worn for by anybody, anywhere, and for any occasion.
When Kwesiya was founded in 2013, its unparalleled mix of textures, patterns and styles gave it a strong and unique identity.
Kwesiya [kwé-si-ya] which means “Mix It” in a Cameroonian dialect, defines the label and it essence of inclusion.
MEET THE FOUNDER FANNY NGANTCHEU
Cameroonian born, raised in Paris (France), Fanny lived in several international cities which allowed her to witness a great variety of cosmopolitan fashion trends. This global fashion experience is one of the pillars of the brand.
Kwesiya was born from her ambition to share her passion for fashion coupled to her desire to display diversity, and how different cultures can function together.
Award-Winning Accessory Designer of the Year at the African Fashion Week in Toronto in 2017, and Women entrepreneur award at the Ontario innovation in 2018, she spent the past 7 years building the brand with the hope of inviting customers to new thinking.