New year Update!
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.
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.