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.
Find Indigo fabric and other indigo clothing and crafts at Africa Imports
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….
1. African Inspired Hummus – Tastes great on toasted bread, bagels, crackers or in sandwiches.
Recipe –> click here.
2. Zesty Lentil Salad from Ethiopia – Makes a great side dish!
Recipe –> click here.
3. Doro Wat – Ethiopian Spicy Braised Chicken – One of the most well known African dishes.
Recipe –> click here.
4. East African Shrimp Curry – If you love spice, this one’s for you.
Recipe –> click here.
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!
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are a lot of people looking for real Jamaican Black Castor Oil now. It is one of the fastest growing products for a lot of other customers.
Jamaicans have been using castor oil as their home grown remedy for medicinal purposes, as well as skin care, hair care and everyday aches and pains. It is now being used by many African Americans to moisturize, thicken, strengthen and increase their hair growth.
Today, Jamaican Black castor Oil has crossed over into other ethnic groups, and is now being used widely for some of the same purposes as well as new found uses, including eyelash and eyebrow hair growth and as a massage oil. This is a versatile oil that carries many varied uses. Authentic Jamaican Black Castor Oil is accompanied with the traditional burnt smell.
ALL wholesale orders in June will get this free mini poster and a one oz bottle of 100% pure Black Jamaican Castor Oil for FREE. No special code needed.
Don’t miss the chance to grow your business. If you don’t know about this very popular product already, here is an easy (and free) way to find out.
Click here to purchase our larger size bottles of Black Jamaican Castor Oil.
You can make your own African style handbags. In fact, truly creative people will find an infinite number of ways to show their own style.
There are over 30 new fabric designs that just arrived.
If you want to save money, check out these 30 African prints for $1.66/yard. These have minor damages (really minor damages) that you may need to work around. The prices are so low though, that you’ll still be thrilled.
If you’ve made anything with these fabrics that you want to share with the rest of us, please leave a note below. Or email us any time at email@example.com
See how your ethnic clothing really looks and feels. Africa Imports has runway videos for a giant selection of African clothing. There are over 1 million views on on Africa Imports Youtube channel.
This 156 page catalog just arrived from our printer. There are 188 new arrivals shown here. You get a huge selection of African clothing, jewelry, artwork, oils, soaps, and more. If you want to see it now online, you can see it here.
1 – 53 choices of free customer handouts, promotional materials, and instructions here.
2 – 20 mostly free ideas to grow your business here
3 – 15 more mostly free ideas to grow your business here
4 – Free advertising. Get your business listed on our website under African stores near you shown here
There are actually 89 different helps to grow your business in these links. There are even more on our website. Other people with successful African businesses have used these same tools. I hope that these are a help to you too. They are free anytime.
Your work selling African products makes a huge difference. You create jobs for people in Africa who make what you sell. When you sell products from Africa Imports, you are also a part of helping over 1,000 children in Africa with meals, schooling, and other basic needs.