Hello! I am Yinka Taiwo-Peters, the founder and creative director of YTPshop. I started this brand to share my love for African fashion with the world also empower our female artisans, whose families depend on these earnings, in Nigeria.
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 all-female artisans manufacture in Nigeria. Our small YTPshop team then ships these products to the U.S., where we are based and deliver from. We create small batches because every product is handmade and we believe in sustainability and slow fashion. I wrote about our milestones during our first 4 years here.
I grew with a single mother and she prioritized education. After graduating high school at 15, I took a gap year applying to universities that could fund my higher education before I received a full-ride scholarship to Wesleyan University (go Wes!) in the U.S. to study Neuroscience. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. Then, I also got a Masters in Public Health from Yale and MBA from Wharton. Outside of YTPshop, I am a Product Manager for consumer-facing tech companies and big Afrobeats music fan.
Yinka in 2021 and the Bukky 2-piece
Here are some Afrobeats playlists curated personally by me
Afrobeats Party: When you want to turn up all the way, Lagos-style
Afrobeats Chill: When you want it smooth and slow
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