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How to Wash and Care for Your African Print Clothing

Now you have you African print clothing, how do you maintain it to make sure it lasts for many years? At YTPshop, our clothing has can last for years when properly maintained. In some cultures, people pass on their garments or prints from generation to generation. Getting the African print is the easy part, the major deal comes with the maintenance . Good quality African prints can last you for years if properly maintained.  Here is how to care for your African prints.

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Meet Yinka, founder of YTPshop African Print Fashion

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.

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The MVPs of YTPshop: Our Artisans

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.

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How to Dress for a Nigerian wedding, YTP style

Nigerian weddings are known for the hype, fashion, food, music and of course fun. Now, it is time to bring out the Yoruba in me. Yorubas (one of the three major ethnic tribes in Nigeria) love to party. During my trip, I was fortunate to attend a wedding of a close friend in Abuja. Want to see my Nigerian wedding escapade? Keep reading. 

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