Get the cake ready because this month marks 1 year since we launched Kuwala! From the customers and bloggers to our mentors and partners, we are grateful to everyone that has supported Kuwala in our first year of business! This past year we've learned and grown with every month, and made many new and valuable connections. Here are some of the milestones we achieved during our first year of business:
January: The Kuwala website is officially launched with 5 clothing and accessory brands from Ghana.
May: Kuwala participates in its first pop-up shop during the Ms. Afropolitan Beauty Pageant. We've participated in various pop-up shops since then. Get more info on our events page.
June: The website gets a makeover with a beautiful new layout that introduced gift cards to customers.
August: Kuwala attends African Fashion Week Toronto as an official sponsor of the biggest celebration of African fashion in Canada.
November: Veronica wins the business pitch competition at the BrandedTO Youth Marketing Conference in Toronto. Our first collaborative pop-up shop is organized with The African Designers Club, a collective of Toronto's African-inspired business.
We have started 2015 with 8 great brands from 3 diverse countries across Africa. This year will be a year of growing relationships and collaborating with more of Africa’s great fashion talent. We're looking forward to forming new partners to grow the Kuwala brand.
Cheers to Year 2 and many more!
Veronica & Freeda