KISUA is a unique African fashion brand that showcases our continent’s brightest design talent to the world. We create exclusive capsule collections in collaboration with African designers. KISUA is the only African fashion company with distribution centers on three continents - Africa, America and Europe; from where we service a global customer base.
Inspired by the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa, we blend traditional techniques and materials with a contemporary design aesthetic.
The result: we delight our customers with exquisite, top quality, contemporary African fashion. KISUA delivers beautiful African fashion pieces to the doors of women around the globe.
KISUA aims to provide a sustainable platform for African craftsmen and designers to access the international market. We fund designer collaborations through the KISUA Designer Fund, and provide financial support to African designers by paying a portion of every sale from collaborative collections directly to the designer.
We have established large scale manufacturing capabilities and overcome infrastructural hurdles to ensure the seamless delivery of African fashion to the world. With development, production and distribution taken care of by KISUA, the quality of every garment is guaranteed. The majority of our sourcing and production takes place in Africa.
We are passionate about doing business in an ethical and responsible way. This means:
We predominantly source fabrics from African suppliers, and always ensure that these partners are financially rewarded in a fair and honest way.
We insist that KISUA goods are produced in pleasant working environments, adhering to decent labor standards and health and safety conditions.
We pay special attention to our social impact by nurturing local businesses and supporting local communities.
KISUA works hard at creating economic opportunities for women. From our supply chain, to the designers we collaborate with, to our valued employees, we are inspired by the strength and spirit of African women.
This shines through in our garments. We make women look and feel beautiful.
Following extensive travel across Africa, KISUA’s Ghanaian Founder Sam Mensah Jr, previously Intel Capital Africa Director and Deutsche Bank analyst, believed Africa could offer the world a fresh perspective on style. He had a vision for an international ecommerce platform that would take African fashion to global customers and create opportunities for African designers.
KISUA's advisory board includes renowned Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng and former CEO of textile company Vlisco, Joop van der Meij.
The KISUA team has experience in fashion design and production, ecommerce and global logistics.