Senegalese fashion designer Diarra Bousso founded Diarrablu in 2013. Diarrablu collection production occurs in Dakar, Senegal. For sure, the brand emphasizes a sustainable model that highlights Africa’s rich colors and unique patterns. Interestingly, the designer uses mathematical concepts or algorithms to develop versatile pieces and create iconic prints. Indeed, the characteristics that define her collection include strong structural cuts, bold prints, colorful accents and sustainable solids. Below, we have highlighted some ethical and sustainable fashion that Diarrablu creates.
Sustainable Umy Love Convertible Jumpsuit
The sustainable umy love convertible jumpsuit is a wonder cloth since its raw material is the natural cellulose found in a wood pulp’s lyocell. Unlike cotton, lyocell fabric uses less water. Moreover, the lyocell fabric is breathable and does not start smelling quickly.
Rukia Dress Rust
The architecture and vibrant colors of Wadan, a small town in the desert region of Mauritania, inspired the creation of Rukia Dress Rust. Rukia Dress Rust is a wrap whose fabric is biodegradable natural cellulose, lyocell. Apart from being fully biodegradable, the fabric is economical in terms of energy and natural resources.
Sustainable Pino Jumpsuit
The Pino jumpsuit is a sustainable relaxed oversized jumpsuit made from natural cellulose lyocell. Additionally, it has a sash belt to clinch the waist as one desires.
Sustainable Mailys Blanc Convertible Dress
The Sustainable Mailys Convertible dress raw material is sustainable lyocell fabric. Certainly,the dress has a convertible design that people can wrap into a multitude of styles.
Founder Diarra Bousso
Diarra Bousso is the founder and the creative director of Diarrablu. Diarra was a Structured Products Trader, and later an Asset Finance Analyst on Wall Street. However, she later resigned to follow her passion for design. In 2013, she launched Diarrablu intending to celebrate her African heritage, while at the same time, empowering local artisan communities. Indeed, today, her brand commands global fashion business through her innovative design concept merging algorithms, tradition and sustainability. Besides, Vogue, Forbes, CNN and the New York Times among others have featured her works.