A Power Source of Inspiration and Clothes Woven From Deep Culture


A Power Source of Inspiration and Clothes Woven From Deep Culture

To Be The Teacher, The Student and Inspire Kahindo Clothing Brand Embodies Power

By:ZaNaria Bowens

July 30, 2021

Cause and Effect of The 15% Pledge

Black businesses have struggled in support of government loans, producing sales, and reaching new audiences. With the help of the 15% pledge, black businesses began to climb out of the pits. Aurora James initiated the 15% pledge as a call of action highlighting the importance of supporting small black businesses.

How the 15% pledge started:

  1. Campaign on Pinterest
  2. Big brands joined the movement
  3. Retail Brands like Gap, Yelp, Sephora, Rent The Runway commit 15% to Black business

Representation and long term investment has grown business like Kahindo

Fast forward to the summer of 2021, Kahindo can reach a large audience and provide stylish collections that transcend through fabrics. Kahindo teaches the importance of recognizing and respecting individuality through clothing from enriched cultures.


(Picture via ThePressHook.com) Ethically made in Africa, this beautiful robe can be worn as a beach cover up, over your favorite lingerie, or as a statement piece with flattering jeans and heels. This striking robe comes in the “Nahim Desert” print and features cozy bell sleeves, just in time for fall.

Kahindo Mateene is the designer of Kahindo’s creative and stylish brand. She was born in Uganda, educated in Kenya, and has lived in Ethiopia, Niger, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is serving as a role model, teacher, and job opportunist for women in the community. Her story began woven the soul of Africa into designs.

Created nearly four years ago, in 2017 Kahindo is established. Mateene graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. She began to open doors for herself. First, contending Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator program and making it to season 12 of Project Runway, the story begins. Mateene accolades developed in international fashion shows, including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa and New York Fashion Week at the Harlem Fashion Row.

Planting Roots and Planting Seeds

Now tracking the threads back to the homes, these are the creators of the garments. Goma women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kahindo’s hometown, manufactures each collection. Kahindo created pockets for generational wealth-creating jobs for women in communities of Africa.

Check out fashionable pieces that will be available in Fall 2021.


(Picture via ThePressHook.com) Not only is this red, printed crepe fabric wildly gorgeous, but it was also hand-dyed by partnered refugee girls in Kenya. This Bomber features fully lined pockets and check out those balloon sleeves! It is 100% Viscose with a metal zipper fastening, and it was created in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The 15% campaign supported Kahindo, and continues to reach a large audience and provide stylish collections that transcend through fabrics. Learn more about Kahindo from enriched cultures, now recognized, and appreciated individuality.

Visit the Kahindo website to give your wardrobe a powerful tone.

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