Back In Stock Favorite – Traditional Print Elegance Dress

One of our best selling dresses has FINALLY come back into stock; The Traditional Print Elegance Dress!

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Sophisticated but simple this elegant dress has all the elements that make a woman feel like a woman. This dress has a stretch top that adheres to your figure and can be worn either on or off the shoulder, for a more exotic look. The bottom of the dress is soft and flowy, perfect for a summer night. This dress is not only comfortable but can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

This dress fits up to 36″ bust and 46″ in length and is 100% rayon. The colors that are available are blue, lime, orange, pink, purple and red.

View all of our dresses by clicking here!

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4 Ways African Black Soap Can Help Your Skin!

Looking for something that will deep clean those pores and help with your acne? Or perhaps you have some uneven skin tone that you are looking to even out. Whatever your skin dilemma might be, African Black Soap is certainly worthy a try!

African Black Soap is an all natural soap, made up of Roasted Cocoa Pods, Plantain Skin, Palm Oil, Shea butter, Water. Gentle enough for sensitive skin yet great for getting that deep clean, fresh skin feeling from after 1 use.

Check out this YouTube Review done on our African Black Soap!

Africa Imports offers a wide variety of African Black Soap so you can find the perfect soap for your skin. You can view all of our African Black Soaps by clicking here.

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Free ebook – How to succeed at an African Festival

Summer is a time when you can find new customers at fairs, festivals, and flea markets. This free ebook shows you how to do better.

Get yours for free here

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The book is totally free. You don’t even need to leave an email address.

Hope you will visit us though at www.africaimports.com

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Passing down the heritage….

Looking to share your love for the African dashiki with the little ones in your family? We have the perfect item for you!

These new Traditional Print Hoodie Dashikis for the kids are creating quite the buzz here at Africa Imports.

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These dashikis are available in sizes small through X-large and come in black, fuschia, orange and red.

Kids clothing tends to sell very quick, so get yours before they sell out!

See all our newest clothing here!

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How to fade indigo fabric color easily

A lot of people want a faded look for their indigo fabric. The look and feel is better for some things; the faded indigo is much less likely to rub off on a persons skin; and it is normally much easier to work with in sewing, or making craft or clothing items.

Although we have been told that a light bleaching with clorox is effective for this, one of our customers has said that she has a much better solution for this issue. She uses Rit Fast Fade: a common product that is relatively easy to find.

Here’s an extra tip to help with setting the color of Indigo fabric. The most well known home remedy for this is to soak the indigo in a solution of vinegar and water. Once it dries, the color is much less likely to rub off on your skin or on other fabrics. Washing in potash is another solution that some say is more effective.

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Find Indigo fabric and other indigo clothing and crafts at Africa Imports

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4 African Recipes You MUST Try This Summer!

Summer is here and it’s time for graduations, parties, family reunions and barbecues! But wait… Do you really want to serve the same old food?? Why not spice up your menu with some African flavors and have your friends and family wanting YOU to be the caterer from now on….

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1. African Inspired HummusTastes great on toasted bread, bagels, crackers or in sandwiches.
Recipe –> click here.
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2. Zesty Lentil Salad from EthiopiaMakes a great side dish!
Recipe –> click here.
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3. Doro WatEthiopian Spicy Braised ChickenOne of the most well known African dishes.
Recipe –> click here.
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4. East African Shrimp CurryIf you love spice, this one’s for you.
Recipe –> click here.
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Now that you have the recipes, it’s time to start cooking! Feel free to send us pictures of your dishes, we’d love to see them…. Have a safe and healthy summer!

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New Personal Care Retail Catalog

There’s no better way to increase sales than to offer your customers retail catalogs. Just in time for the summer, we have a brand new Personal Care Retail Book!

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In this book your customers will find over 30 new products, 700 fragrance oils, skin and hair care products and the largest select of African soaps anywhere. This catalog is perfect for your customers since the pricing in this book is the higher retail price and there is NO Africa Imports information in this book.

These retail catalogs are a great idea for anyone who’s looking to gain more customers and exposure over the summer months. Just think how handy these would be at a fair or weekend festival. Just attach your company’s business card or label and you are set to go. Plus, these are professionally designed catalogs that cost you only $0.59 each, which is a savings in itself…

These catalogs are available for download (free!) or for purchase here: Personal Care Retail Book

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How you’ve helped women in Zambia…

There is a group of women in Zambia that we have been working with over the last several years. During these years, although it’s taken a lot of work to make happen, we’ve been able to purchase some beautiful handbags made by these women, who live next to lake Tanganyika. Big buyers do not come around their area often for these products, so they are left to sell on the streets, hoping to find tourists that will purchase these items. You have helped them in such a big way buy purchasing hundreds of these popular bags, such as the ones below.

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Next month, we will be getting in some really special pieces. This same group of women recently started making hand made jewelry and we’ve been given the opportunity to purchase some of these one of a kind pieces. The purchase of these bracelets (just like the bags) will greatly benefit these women, who have come from very unfortunate circumstances.

Below are just a few of these strong and talented women…

Christine is a widow from Kabwe. Although she has no employment to earn a living, she still keeps other women in her home who are suffering even more than her. Christine wants most to see other vulnerable women equipped and restored with dignity. She has recently bought her own sewing machine.

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Elizabeth is a single mom from Kabwe , Zambia. Her past is full of years of hardship and oppression. She is a confident woman who is now passing on the skills she has learned to other women. Through both sewing and beading, she has been consistently earning enough income to open her own bank account. She is a powerful example to many other women still caught in poverty and abuse.

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Priscilla and her husband have been struggling to find any money to pay their monthly rent and have one meal/day. In the last year, Priscilla has discovered her incredible talent in both beadwork and sewing. Through making jewelry she has been able to bring in enough income to keep them in their home and provide for their new son.

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We look forward to sharing these handmade bracelets with you in the upcoming month. And a big Thank You to all of our customers that support what we do and help those in Africa by your purchases.

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