Exit 14 is a label that offers original, comfortable and colorful made-in-Ghana pieces. The Hammond clan -- a group of extremely active and self-taught individuals, launched the label on the country's Independence Day.
The family is socially and economically progressive in a few fields. The Hammond grandmother, for example, was a seamstress who founded "one of Ghana's first and only female-run advertising agencies." Inspired by the assertiveness of family members and the knack for clothing manufacturing, Nana, her mother and her sister launch the Made-in-Ghana label to promote the exquisite textiles, the traditional handwoven technique and the stylish merit of native wear.
The pieces are made of a traditional textile, called "bataki." The material is native to certain regions in Ghana and the "cotton is handwoven into strips and sewn together to form a bespoke pattern."
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