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About Ocacia: Online African Couture

Bespoke Tailored Clothing

Ocacia is a designer label that specializes in luxury hand made attire. Each garment we make is unique to each customer. We focus on attire for the professional looking for high-end quality, modern, functional African cultured attire. We are 100% African owned ref and belive in trade over aid as a means of social justice and economic empowerment.  

Quality Standards

Drawing on attention to the finest details, while standing on ancient African traditions, Ocacia is a brand with a distinctive collection for those who want to make a unique fashion statement. Hand crafted and uniquely customizable for every customer. Our clothes are beautifully presented for the highest taste for all occasions.

A New African Standard in Fashion

Ocacia believes that just as Milan, or Paris carry prestige, we are putting prestige around "made by Africans." We firmly beliieve that Africans must be at the forefront of industry; making final goods and adding our unique aestheic to the globalized markets. Ocacia is 100% owned by Africans from Ethiopia (Female), SA (African Female) and the Diaspora (UK).We own all aspects of our clothing production.  

What we are about

We recognized three problems with the African fashion industry: Modernity, quality and global availability:

  • Dedicated to quality African products
  • Creating modern African clothes built on age old traditions
  • Creating sustainable markets in Africa and the African Diaspora owned by Africans
  • Exporting African culture and making Africa a partner in globalization and not a victim.

Quality Control

We are never content with our quality, we are always pushing the envelope of what is possible. 

  • Highest quality fabrics, usually linen
  • High quality sewing methods and embroidery
  • Premium online support and state-of-the-art website
  • Dedicated to a smooth online experience

Our clothes take time and love. For example the rope (Sheriba) around the embroidery it is 200 meters of rayon thread spun together by hand. That rope takes 35 minutes to carefully trace around the embroidery which itself takes 2 hours to 8 hours depending on complexity by a highly skilled West African artist. On Hugo Boss or Vuitton shirt takes 10 minutes from fabric to packaging and cost six times the price. After the embroider we have the construction which takes 2-4 hours depending on complexity, cuffs are not made by a Pfaff machine, but the traditional chalk and scissors way.

Innovation

Today the world is becoming very mono-cultural, everyone wears the same clothes. However, some people want to stand out from the crowd an make an individual statement which is rooted in African heritage. And in a globalized world people want to be able to say "This was made in Africa." by African people. 

  • Ability to add collars, cuffs, and embroidery styles
  • Custom fits, tight fit, baggy, anything you want
  • The joy that comes from working with designers and tailors