Zapenda Means Love
Derived from the Swahili word for love, Zapenda is aptly named.
Powered by our love of beauty and appreciation for artisanship, Zapenda is an African-inspired apparel brand with the mission to connect the African diaspora through fashion – clothing and accessories are made-to-order by expert tailors in the Democratic Republic of Congo using high quality African wax fabrics. The brand is contemporary and accessible, marrying traditional prints with more contemporary styles.
Zapenda Holiday Market
We're excited to introduce our in person shopping experience located in Cadillac Square Detroit this holiday season.
Come visit us for custom measurements, to shop our collections and even our expanded inventory of ethically sourced, artisan crafted goods from all over Africa.
With holidays coming up soon, we know you want to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Stop by our shop today, we will work with you to get exactly what you are looking for.
Wed, Thurs, Sun 11AM-8PM
Fri, Sat 11AM-11PM
- With Love, Team Zapenda
Why I started Zapenda
Zapenda was born out of my journey as a Congolese refugee and my desire to reconnect with the Motherland. What began as a passion project quickly turned into an empowering path to authenticity and social good for my community.