I started African Things to promote African designs and culture in everyday lifestyle. After attending school abroad and seeing how some foreigners saw Africans as backwards, I was inspired to return home to contribute to changing the way we felt about ourselves.
African culture is rich in tradition, colour and excitement, but nowadays, a lot of youngÂ people are rapidly losing touch with their African heritage, especially in their lifestyles. With African Things, customers can feel a connection to the motherland by using our products like backpacks, jewellery and more in their everyday lives without feeling embarrassed to say it is African. It should be a thing of pride. - Oluwatosin Lawson, Founder