We’re back at it with another guide to shopping Black in the Diaspora. This time, we’re highlighting 16 Black owned businesses in Paris. Let’s show some love to our brothers and sisters in the “City of Light”.
Black Owned Businesses in Paris
Originally posted at: https://shoppeblack.us/2016/03/16-black-owned-businesses-in-paris/
Café Dapper by Chef Loïc Dablé is located a stone’s throw from Champs Elysées. The restaurant Café Dapper Loïc Dablé is set in Dapper Museum, a place dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and its diasporas. Dablé has been called the creator of “Afrofusion” – an ingenious mix of African and Western flavors. Loic Dable is a Parisian whose family comes from the Ivory Coast.
is an organic cereal brand created by the “Muesli Boys”, Sylvain and brothers, Dikom and Bakang. This brand is not available in stores. The only way to get your hands on it is to go to their website and create your mix of dried fruit and nuts, seeds or chocolate chips. Once you have created your mix, it will be delivered directly to you within 2 days. (If you live in France)
Paule-Marie Assandre is the designer behind the NIKAULE brand of clothing. She describes her brand as a cross between tradition and modernity, that reveals an inspiring continent in harmony with the rest of the world.
is fashion designer of Comorian origin. Sakina’s collections echo her personal values: cross-cultural inspiration, highlight of the “made in France” know-how, and use of ecological or recycled materials. Her innovative and comprehensive approach to ﬁght the social and economic exclusion of disadvantaged women was recognized by the Kering Foundation with a Social Entrepreneurs Award in 2010.
Adama Amanda Ndiaye is a Senegalese fashion designer. She also goes by the name Adama Paris, which is also the name of the label she owns and operates. She is the brains behind Black Fashion Week, an event created to help promote the talented black designers and models that she felt were being ignored by the industry.
Artistic director Lodia Kpodzro tapped into her Togolese roots to create BaZara’pagne. Her brand represents the love of two different worlds and the desire to bring them together. The brand market’s products made by artisans in Togo. Their purpose is to democratize African printed fabrics through fashion accessories.
by Daniel Tohou is a high fashion brand for men that combines Parisian elegance and African heritage. Daniel is inspired by the artistic effervescence, music and especially the clothing of the “Harlem Renaissance”.