T-Shirt Design Contest

We have many designs of T-shirts we would like to offer. Vote for the T-shirt, you would want us to offer at Africa Imports this summer.

Just click on the star of the design you want to vote for. Only one vote for user.





The winner of the Dashiki Day Contest

Congratulations George and Heather

George and Heather Kwakuyi

Winners of the Dashiki Day photo contest

George and Heather have received a $50.00 gift certificate from Africa Imports for getting the most votes for their Dashiki photo.

Everyone else who is shown below is also getting a $10.00 gift certificate, so there are 31 winners!

Happy National Dashiki Day 2016

Traditional Print Fashions!

Africa traditional print has been a staple in the African American culture for centuries and has recently begun to make a huge comeback! Africa Imports has the huge selection of these hot sellers for men, women, and children. From dashikis to pants, dresses to bags, or even shorts (just to name a few), there are so many fun ways to show pride in the African heritage and be stylish, comfortable, and cool!
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C-WS437 – Traditional Print Short Halter Dress
C-C002 – Children’s Traditional Dashiki
C-U155 – Traditional Print Pocket Pants
C-U912 – Traditional Print Dashiki
C-A616 – Traditional Print Beauty-Bow Tote Bag
C-WS827 – Traditional Print Long Skirt

Click here to find even more style options at africaimports.com

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NEW Wholesale Summer Catalog!

Africa Imports brings you the Summer 2016 wholesale catalog! This book is printing right now. A copy will be mailed to all of our customers directly from the printer. Mailing and delivery normally takes 1-2 weeks. But why wait? There are more than 200 new items! You can see it now and be ready for the summer first; just click here.

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There are so many great products in this 144 page catalog. The new fashions, jewelry, artwork are perfect for festivals, street fairs, and all types of fun, summer events!
Click here for the easy page-turning version
Click here for downloadable versions of the catalog!

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April 2016 Wholesale Flier

The April Wholesale Flier is now available to view and download. With fresh spring fashions, fun new accessories, and back in stock favorites–this 8 page flier is full of ideas to help boost your business. Click here to have the first look at the 33 new items in stock!

Click here to view and download the April 2016 wholesale flier.
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Need to show your customers? Just download the retail or no price version to send to your customers:
Click here for the retail flier.
Click here for flier with no prices.

And get up to 58% off select items with the April specials!
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Select clothing, jewelry, artwork, and more– all discounted until April 30, 2016. Click here to see all products on sale this month.

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Don’t miss the March Specials!

The final week of March is approaching, don’t miss out on our March Specials! Save up to 40% on clothing, jewelry, art, and more!
Click HERE to order the items shown below…and more!
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Special prices are only available until March 31, 2016. Don’t wait!
Click here to view the entire March flier

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The Meaning and Symbolism of Black Fashions

In Africa, each color has a specific meaning and symbolism. Sometimes the meanings vary from region to region, other times the meaning remains the same throughout the continent. This new featurette talks about black and what this color choice symbolizes in Africa. We hope you enjoy this! Please let us know your thoughts and comments!

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3 Habits That Make Businesses Fail – And How To Avoid Them

It may sound crazy, but a major part of failure for many people is that they try too hard NOT to fail. The key to succeeding is to focus solely on winning, instead of avoiding losing. The most successful people focus on a big reward. If you try too hard to play it safe, you make yourself less likely to succeed.businesswoman-openHere are three ways a business can fail by trying to avoid failure:

1. Not trying something new because it might not work.
You can make extra cash and build up a group of new customers lots of different ways. Home parties, displays at vending events, door-to-door sales, internet sales, and talking to everyone about your business are all ways to do this. You can always think of reasons why these ideas might not work; but if you decide not to try, you have given up one more of your chances to succeed.

2. Not giving your ideas a fair chance.
If your first try at something isn’t succeeding, it is probably because you have not practiced enough yet. Your first try at something new can teach you what to do differently. After “failing” at your first few attempts, you can know what to do differently the next time. A new display; an alternate way of approaching customers; or something else can be adjusted along the way. This can change your current failure into a complete success the next time. If you focus on learning and improving at something new, you keep yourself from failing at new things. In a short time, your persistence can make you better at what you do; and can make you succeed.

3. Not buying products because you are afraid of not selling them.
You probably don’t want to buy a large quantity of an untested product; but if you don’t have enough products available, you are almost certain to fail. For every customer who will order from you and wait for delivery, there are probably 20 customers who will buy from you if they can pay you and get their new find right away. If you take even a few more risks, you will get more rewards for your efforts.

If you see something here has been holding you back, make up your mind to overcome it this week. You don’t need to take big risks right away, just start with one small step. With that step, you will move closer to the life that you want.

To find more free business tips and articles just visit our business articles page.

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What does “dashiki” mean?

Dashiki is derived from the Yoruba word “yar ciki”, which means “shirt”. Though dashikis are African inspired, the symbolism attached to them is actually rooted in the United States.
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In the 1960s, a time where African American cultural and political struggles were at an all time high, dashikis became popular among men and women who wanted to show their independence from Western culture. At a time when the acceptable fashion was conservative, neatly tucked shirts, the bright, bold colorful shirts, worn un-tucked, were a way for people to show pride in their African heritage.

These days n the United States, the dashiki is most popularly worn during February, Black History Month. However, no matter what time of year it is worn, the dashiki’s symbolism is a way of saying: “I am beautiful – black is beautiful – my heritage is beautiful.”
Click here to get yours today!
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Children love them as well!
Click here for children sizes


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New Arrivals for Black History Month

Stock up for the most exciting time of the year!
A copy of the February Wholesale Flier will be mailed to all of our customers, but why wait? You can see it now, just click here to see our newest clothing fashions. Be sure to stand out and look your best for all your events and occasions! wholesale-flier-2016-02-med
Click here to download or print your copy now or click here for an Easy page-turning version.

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