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Fashion Revolution Week

Fashion Revolution

This year marked the 6th anniversary of the Ranaplaza factory collapsed which killed 1138 people and injured many more on 24th April 2013 making it the 4th largest Industrial Disaster in History. From this day, Fashion Revolution was born to ensure that companies to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.

During this week, brands and producers demonstrate with the hashtag #imadeyourclothes and to demonstrate transparency in their supply chain.

We couldn’t not participate in this week. Transparency is our core pillar and also we believe that everyone who works and collaborates with us deserves to be seen, and you as Customers also deserve to know them.

Our Fashion Revolution Week in Numbers

We believe that Transparency is a way to bring wider recognition to the many skilled workers and artisans within the fashion supply chain. This, in turn, will help ensure their work is properly valued and justly remunerated in the future.

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Top seven must beach in Ghana

Ghana Beach Gomoa Fetteh

Ghana is one of the most peaceful and one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Ghana is graced with 540km of stunning, sandy coastline. Most of it is undeveloped and many of its beaches are like private paradises waiting to be explored. It has a variety of attractions that make it a great tourist destination.

Ecotourism has become popular over the last few years and there are now a few eco-lodges in the Axim area. If you are lucky you can watch nesting turtles or even seen migratory whales passing Ghana’s coastal waters.

Below are the Top seven beaches that we recommend:

Ada Foah Beach

Ada Foah was a trading port for the Dutch in the 16th century and is now the tourism centre of the Dangme East District with its beaches, estuary and other attractions. Ada Foah is known for water sports like swimming, sailing, fishing and boat cruises and the shore is lined by chalets as many people from Accra use Ada Foah as a weekend getaway spot. There is a ferry and boat harbour at the riverside where boats can be rented for a cruise around the islands.

Ada Foah Beach

Akwaadi Beach

Located in the Western Region, Akwidaa fishing village at Cape Three Points is the southernmost point in Ghana. Akwidaa is becoming a hub for ecotourism and eco-led development with the creation of the Akwaadi Development Project. Akwidaa currently has two towns, Old Town and New Town, separated by the Exile River. Founded in 1402 by Nana Ewia Mantle, the village is currently home to over 3,000 people and is one of Ghana’s most beautiful beaches with golden sand stretching for miles.

Akwaadi Beach

Axim Beach

Axim is home to sub-Saharan Africa’s second oldest fort, and its main attractions are its beaches, its rich history and culture, and the architectural diversity of its buildings.

Axim is the largest town on the coast west of Takoradi, located almost halfway between Elubo and Takoradi. Distinguishable by a rocky beach, this settlement of approximately 10,000 people is situated in a tranquil and sheltered natural bay.

Axim Beach

Busua Beach

The beauty of Busua lies in its long sandy beach, its compact size, its popularity with tourists and its proximity to Butre and Dixcove.

Busua is a small and quaint town, and it has a different feel from the other towns and villages of Ghana West Coast. 

Busua is situated 30km from Takoradi, sandwiched between Butre and Dixcove. It boasts of a variety of hotel accommodation, small seafood restaurants, and a long sandy beach that is clean and safe for swimming and other water sports.

Busua Beach

Cape Coast Beach

The Accra-Cape Coast road is lined with stunning, palm-fringed scenery. As you get closer to Cape Coast, the capital of Accra’s central region, the Atlantic coastline reveals itself and as you get closer to the town, there are a variety of beach-side resorts where you can stay to enjoy the waves and the white sand. Cape Coast is located 175km from Accra. Elmina is after Cape Coast and is home to Elmina Castle.
 

Cape Coast Beach

Gomoa Fetteh

Gomoa Fetteh is a coastal town in the Central Region of Ghana, located off the Akotsi Junction on the Accra-Winneba highway. It is generally known in local circles for the fishing and subsistence farming activities of its people. But it is the long, clean stretch of beach that causes people to visit Gomoa Fetteh.

Two of Ghana’s most popular beach resorts are located at Gomoa Fetteh – Tills No. 1 Beach Resort,  which is popular with families and backpackers, and White Sands, Ghana’s exclusive, members-only beach club.

Tills is a hotel and restaurant and is close enough to Accra to enjoy for day use at a modest price. It is also a good place to boogie board and windsurf. Overnight accommodation is very basic and you can purchase an affordable annual pass to use the beach. It is less than two hours’ drive from Accra and is just off the Accra-Winneba Road.

White Sands is the complete opposite of Tills – expensive and exclusive, it attracts the well-heeled Accra crowd. It has three restaurants and a bar and is separated from the mainland by a saltwater lagoon.

Gomoa Fetteh

Labadi Beach 

Located at the western edge of Accra is Labadi pleasure beach. This public beach has a fascinating 3-kilometre beachfront offering a variety of attractions as well as activities. One important natural phenomenon in this beach is strong winds, which enable beach sports such as football, beach volleyball and Frisbee. The beach also has infrastructure and facilities that make it user friendly including shower-rooms, changing-rooms, restaurants as well as snack bars and many more. A fee has to be paid to enter the beach and there are performers, acrobatics and musicians who grace the occasion on a regular basis.

Labadi Beach
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Historical facts about Ghana

Ghana Flag

From Gold Coast to Ghana…

The Gold coast was among the four countries ( Slave Coast, Pepper Coast, and Ivory Coast)  that their countries were named after the resources they had. Even if early uses of the term Gold coast refer literally to the Coast and not to their interiorly. but from the 19th century, the term continued to refer to the natural resource.  The Gold Coast is located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the subregion of West Africa. It bordered by Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the North, Togo in the east and Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean in the South.

The Flag of the Gold Coast Region

The Gold coast was from the east of the Ivory Coast and to the west of the Slave Coast.

The main territorial entities fo the Gold Coast were:

  • Portuguese Gold Coast which was owned by the Portugues;
  • Brandenburger Gold Coast and Prussian Gold Coast which was owned by the Germans;
  • Swedish Gold Coast which was owned by the Swedes;
  • Danish Gold Coast which was owned by the Dutch;
  • Dutch Gold Coast owned by the Dutch;
  • And last but not the least the British Gold Coast owned by the English.

The Gold Coast was granted The Republic of Ghana on 6th March 1957 through the conquering of the Brits in the Anglo-Ashanti war. Ghana was the first Black African country to gain its independence.

The flag of Ghana which consists of the Pan-African colours. Red, Yellow and Green in horizontal stripes with a black five-pointed star. The red colour stands for the blood of those who died during the war to gain independence from Great Britain, the Yellow(Gold) represents the mineral wealth of the country and the Green represents the countries rich forest and natural wealth. The black star which the symbol of African emancipation.

The annual Independence Day celebration is invariably marked by a range of festivities across the country. The day is highlighted by street parties and a national parade of schoolchildren and security personnel at the Black Star Square in the capital Accra. Every year, the president delivers a speech of solidarity to Ghanaians.

Ghanaian Army celebrating the Independence Day at the Independence Square

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The history of Kente Cloth, Our precious Heritage

The History of Kente

KENTE is a brilliantly colourful fabric, entirely hand-woven by Ghanaian weavers. The brilliant colours and intricate designs associated with Kente have definitely made this fabric the best known of all Ghanaian, and perhaps even all West African textiles. Every design has a story with a proverbial meaning, giving each cloth its own distinction.

Kente cloth is usually worn for ceremonies, festivals, and other sacred occasions. It is also given as a gift for weddings, child naming ceremonies, graduations, and other special events. The history of Kente weaving extends back more than 400 years. The word “Kente” comes from the word “kenten”, which means basket. The very first Kente weavers used raffia, or palm leaf fibres, and wove them into a cloth that looked like a basket.

A kente weaver at his work weaving Kente
A kente weaver at his work weaving Kente

One story about Kente says that two friends learned to weave by observing a spider weave its web. They wove in imitation of the spider, using raffia fibres to create a strip of fabric. Their leaders were so impressed with this new cloth that it became the royal cloth and was saved for special occasions. There are more than 300 different patterns of Kente cloth. Each pattern has a name and its own meaning. The meanings come from past events, religious beliefs, political ideas, and social customs.

Symbolic Meanings of the Colours

Black: maturation, intensified spiritual energy

Blue: peacefulness, harmony, and love

Green: vegetation, planting, harvesting, growth, spiritual renewal

Gold: royalty, wealth, high status, glory, spiritual purity

Grey: healing and cleansing rituals; associated with ash

Maroon: the colour of mother earth; associated with healing

Pink: Associated with the female essence of life; a mild, gentle aspect of red

Purple: associated with feminine aspects of life; usually worn by women

Red: political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death.

Silver: serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon

White: purification, sanctification rites, and festive occasions

Yellow: preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, beauty

A couple wearing Kente at their traditional Marriage
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Ghana Party in the Park

Ghana Party in the Park

Did you already know about Ghana Party in the Park?

Ghana Party in the park is an event Organized by Akwaaba Group based in the UK. Its main objective is to gather all Ethnic groups in the Uk. Its been running since 2005 marking it’s 13th year this year. And it normally features Ghanaian Artists based in Uk and Ghana as well with live performances, Runway show. It’s the Biggest Outdoor Event in Europe. Artists who participated in the last years include Done E, Bizzy Salifu, Eugy, Mr Eazy, Mr Silva, Afro B, Harm Kay and many more. 

This year we are happy to announce our participation in this Memorable event. At Ebony By Bernice, one of our missions is to introduce Ghanaian culture and Fabrics to the Western market. Above the mentioned we think that it’s a good opportunity to facilitate access to all African Girls who don’t Know our Brand yet. 

Don’t hesitate to visit our Stall at Ghana Party in the park on Saturday 14th July 2018 at Trent Park, Cockfosters Road EN4 0DX. and explore our SS18 CAPSULES.

See you there… on Saturday.

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This Summer be YOURSELF, be SEXY, be ETHNIC and be EBONY

Gone are the days of wintry light kissing coldly upon our face, in those blustery days the great golden orb above was friendly. When uncovered by snow or sleet-laden cloud it gave colour to the day, finding any glint of greenness left in the world. When spring came to its brilliant rays shone not just brightly, but with a touch of warmth, a promise of the growing seasons to come. Now in the coming heady heat of June, July, August, we can walk on the tinder of the forest floor, dreading the moment we must leave its dense protective canopy and walk the last mile beneath the unrelenting sun.

This Summer be a Bikini Confidence Babe

This Summer be YOURSELF, Everyone else has been taken!

This Summer Be SEXY because there is nothing wrong with looking Feminine and SEXY

Be EBONY in our Ebony By Bernice SS18 Capsules

Ebony By Bernice
Here are 6 reasons why we think you Ebony By Bernice must be your Choice this Summer
1. Our Kente Fabric not only smooths and shapes the body, but lasts up to 10 times longer than conventional swimwear.
2. The clever designs mean not only will you look great, but you feel ultra-confident.
3. Each our Made in Ghana Swimsuit is designed carefully to combine maximum curve control with style.
4. Designed to shape your figure, each swimsuit focuses on tummy control and extra bust support.
5. We love the Ethnicity and African Kente Print Colours palette.
6. There really is something to suit everybody shape, enhancing your curves and helping you to make the most of your best assets.
It’s all! Enjoy your Summer EBONIES!