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A unique, stylish collection of African inspired apparel that embodies West African and diasporic aesthetic.
A unique, stylish collection of African inspired apparel that embodies West African and diasporic aesthetic.
230 backers pledged $10,720 to help bring this project to life.

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LaBré Women Summer Collection 2016
LaBré Women Summer Collection 2016

 

LaBré delivers a unique, stylish collection of African inspired apparel that embodies West African and diasporic aesthetic while offering constantly rejuvenated quality products. LaBré exists to increase economic growth in Ghana through job creation, provide Ghanaian artisans and their products with access and exposure to the international market, and primarily employ women, a population who is often the most disenfranchised.  LaBré is committed to promoting heritage and traditional fabrics through modern design by producing compelling fashion forward aesthetic.  All of our items are made in Ghana by Ghanaian artisans.

Founder Breanna Moore is a 2015 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in International Relations and African Studies. After studying abroad in Ghana twice and falling in love with the Ankara fabric and Kente cloth LaBré was born.

Have you ever had the experience of wanting to pursue a dream and life got ahead of you? As a recent graduate, I believe in the urgency of now to use my skills to pursue my dreams. We all have a higher purpose for our lives to make a positive impact during our limited time here on earth. One route I seek to do this is through LaBré.

 

As of June 2015, 6 of the world’s top 13 fastest growing economies are in Africa. LaBré wishes to contribute to this growth through investment into Ghana to generate business opportunities that lead to economic prosperity. LaBré is committed to eliminating poverty and unemployment by creating more jobs in Ghana.  

Meet our team of designers, seamstresses, and tailors in Ghana!

(left to right) Charlotte, Mensah, Rebecca, Adu-Gyamfi
(left to right) Charlotte, Mensah, Rebecca, Adu-Gyamfi

 

Akosuah and Aboagye
Akosuah and Aboagye

 

 

LaBré Men Summer 2016 Collection
LaBré Men Summer 2016 Collection

 

LaBré Women Summer 2016 Collection
LaBré Women Summer 2016 Collection

 

LaBré Men Summer 2016 Collection
LaBré Men Summer 2016 Collection

 

LaBré Women Summer 2016 Collection
LaBré Women Summer 2016 Collection

 

LaBré Summer 2016 Collection
LaBré Summer 2016 Collection

 

LaBré Men Summer 2016 Collection
LaBré Men Summer 2016 Collection

 

  

As you may know, if a Kickstarter campaign's financial goal isn't met, the project won't be funded. So it really is all or nothing!

 

 

  

 

 

By backing this campaign, you are purchasing the CUSTOM experience. Our official online store launches in July but only you, our Kickstarter backers, will get to choose from several gorgeous patterns for your custom fitted item.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

I'm truly grateful to all of you for helping us to bring the LaBré vision and mission to life! Thank you for your support, your generosity, and your encouragement! 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Some of our most common challenges include shipments which can take up to a week and a half to arrive from Ghana. With $10,000 towards our project, we’ll be prepped to meet these issues head on. You will be able to choose your size(s), cloth design(s), and fabric(s) when the Kickstarter campaign concludes and all the payments are processed. We will be sending out surveys and look book guides so you can customize your items. We expect to begin delivery in September, but October is when we expect completion. All of our backers will receive weekly updates via email starting at the close of the campaign. We will keep you informed! We work with love and will treat your rewards with care. If you have any size or quality issues, we will be easy to reach and happy to complete exchanges!

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    THE START!

    THANK YOU! You will be added to our email list where you will receive exclusive updates on our company and previews of our Fall/Winter 2016 Male and Female Collection!

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    THE PERSONAL THANK YOU NOTE!

    THANK YOU! You will receive a personal thank you note handwritten and signed by the founder of LaBré!

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    THE SHOUT OUT!

    THANK YOU! Our sincerest thanks and an acknowledgment on the LaBré website.

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    THE POSTCARD!

    THANK YOU! In addition to being added to our email list, we will mail you a handwritten thank you postcard depicting a stunning scene from Ghana!

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    THE LABRÉ BOW TIE OR SCARF!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré bow tie or scarf from our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection!

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    THE LABRÉ TIE OR BRACELETS!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré tie or bracelets from our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection!

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    THE LABRÉ POCKET SQUARE OR CLUTCH!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré pocket square or clutch from our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection!

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    THE LABRÉ CUSTOMIZED KENTE STOLE!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré customized Kente Stole! We will email you to confirm your word preference.

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    THE LABRÉ DASHIKI!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré dashiki from our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection! We will email you to confirm your color preference.

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    THE REGAL MAXI SKIRT OR BLAZER!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré maxi skirt or a blazer from our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection!

    Once the project is successful, we will send you an email with cloth swatches and sizes so you can customize your very own regal maxi skirt or blazer!

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    THE MIDI SKIRT OR CUSTOMIZED JERSEY!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré midi flare skirt or a customized baseball jersey from our Fall/Winter 2016 Collection!!

    Once the project is successful, we will send you an email with cloth swatches and sizes so you can customize your very own midi flare skirt or baseball jersey!

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    THE HAREM PANTS AND ANKARA JOGGERS!

    THANK YOU! You get an exclusive pair of LaBré harem pants AND ankara joggers from our Fall/Winter 2016 collection!

    Once the project is successful, we will send you an email with cloth swatches and sizes so you can customize your very own harem pants and ankara jogger pants!

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    THE KENTE CLOTH QUILT!

    THANK YOU! You get to choose from an exclusive LaBré Kente cloth quilt! This luxury item will be valued from generation to generation.

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    THE LABRÉ STARTER PACK!

    THANK YOU! Enjoy a combination of three rewards! An accessory (tie, bow tie, scarf, wallet, clutch, pocket square, or Kente stole), a top (dashiki or customized baseball jersey), and a bottom (maxi skirt, midi flare skirt, harem pants, or joggers)!

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    THE LABRÉ EVERYTHING PACK!

    THANK YOU! Enjoy all of the rewards! Get every accessory (tie, bow tie, bracelets, scarf, clutch, pocket square, Kente stole), every top (dashiki, blazer, customized baseball jersey), and a bottom (maxi skirt, midi flare skirt, harem pants, joggers)!

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    THE LABRÉ EXPERIENCE!

    THANK YOU! Enjoy all of the rewards! Consult with The LaBré team on your personal style and allow us to make a custom outfit for you! Allow us to add your custom style to our next collection and name it after you for your generosity.

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    A GHANAIAN EXPERIENCE!

    THANK YOU! Enjoy all of the rewards and come visit LaBré team in Ghana, where you can make the items of your choice alongside our team (or have them custom tailored for you), and enjoy an authentic Ghanaian experience. Three meals per day, tourist site visits, lodging, and airfare are covered from the time you arrive to the time you leave!

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Funding period

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