Born with humble beginnings in Lagos, Nigeria, my early years were not the easiest because my family did not have many resources but filled the home with love. I founded YTPshop in 2017 with no formal fashion training after many years of gifting my friends with chic African-inspired clothing. I design our products in the U.S., while our gifted artisans manufacture in Nigeria.
This post is a tribute to the artisans who work behind the scene. Our YTPshop production process is simple but also cuts across two countries: The U.S. and Nigeria. Yinka designs all products in the U.S. and the YTPshop team sources the fabric from the open-air textile markets in Nigeria. Then, the YTPshop network of independent female artisans handcraft the products with love in Nigeria.