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Adire Oodua Textile Hub is a Charitable Arm of the Africa Fashion Week London.
It is our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project in Africa.

The Adire Oodua Hub is a resource and educational facility dedicated to the preservation of the traditional techniques of Adire textile manufacturing.
The Hub raises awareness and understanding of the sustainability of Adire production through creative educational programmes for Women, Young adults, and children.
Participatory learning is the foundation of the Adire teaching model.
Workshops, courses, events, and special programs at the Hub allow for creative ingenuity and nurture innovation and leadership.

Through this engagement professionals and novices create a positive societal and environmental impact.
This hub unites the global creative arts community by operating as a repository for the indigenous Adire textile designs found in Nigeria.
It serves as a design innovative center an ecosystem for development, teaching, and learning guided by tradition and sustainability.

Located in the ancient city of Ile Ife, Southwest of Nigeria, on 6 acres of land gifted to us by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi. Ojaja II. The Ooni of Ife. Ile, Adire dates back to centuries ago, is an indigo-dyed cloth decorated using a resist dyeing technique to create striking patterns.

MissionEquipping women and youth to alleviate poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.

VisionTo use our ethical authentic handmade African fabric as a wealth creation tool for women and youth in rural communities, enabling them to generate a sustainable income to help the sustenance of the Adire heritage fabric.

Our Core Values

  •  Gender Equity
  •  Youth Inclusion
  • Human Capital Development.

The Adire Oodua Textile Hub, since its inception in 2021 as a post-covid: the bounce-back facility has;
1. Offered free training for 102 women and youth in various techniques of Adire making.
2. Engaged in excursion programs via workshops with 1000 school children teaching them the basic knowledge about Adire.
3. Partnered with Universities for undergraduates in textile and design to use the hub as an innovation center.
4. Provided stable employment for women in the community and gave them a sustainable income.
5. Awarded women and youth who trained with us start-up funds to start their small Adire-making businesses.
6. Hosted an Adire textile exhibition for designers to preview our ethical authentic handmade African fabric, both the contemporary and ancient designs were on display. Adire Alabere the stitch resit method, Adire Oniko the knotting resist method, Adire Alabela the wax-resist method, and Adire Eleko the ancient starch resist method.
7. The hub enables upcoming designers to create small quantity orders for their collections.

RONKE ADEMILUYIFor Donations and Support contact

+2347088800866
ronke@adireoodua.org
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