Hey Divas,

Ankara is no doubt a breathtaking fabric with its lovely and colourful patterns. It is always a lovely fabric to behold at all times and of course it is now an everyday staple as against the Friday staple.

Just as there are many styles to sew with African Ankara fabrics, so also are there many Ankara brands to pick from. As Ankara is becoming a household name around the world, many emerging Ankara brands spring forth everyday.

To help your quest in deciding which Ankara brand to go for, here are top 5 Ankara brands you should look out for before you make any choice. If you don’t have any of these and you are looking forward to trying something new then these suggestions might work for you….

Da Viva

It is one of the most popular brands in Nigeria, it is a renowned name in the Nigeria’s textile industry. It is a brand for the fashion lovers with their vibrant colours associated with traditional African fabric. Daviva takes inspiration from around the world to create an everchanging array of patterns  using shapes and colours on a range. These gives them a grip on the Nigerian ankara market.

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Excellence textile is constantly improving their designs and colours and also paying attention to details, in order to give customers value for their money. They produce quality products, their fabrics are authentic, their prints remain the choice for everyday personalities and clout in the media, corporate world, politicians and fashionistas and has designers signature in the African community and beyond.



Hi target is a Chinese-owned and based industrial textile company which have gained popularity in Nigeria and West Africa as a whole, therefore you can find Hi-target fabrics at almost any market in West Africa.  Hi-Target makes quality and attractive prints and their strengths lies in the lovely prints they make.

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Vlisco wax

Vlisco is part of the vlisco group which consists of four fashion textile brands that established the world of African print: Vlisco is the premium brand as they produce vlisco, woodin, uniwax and GTP. Their designs are recognised for their fearless illustrations and bold colour combinations.


ABC English wax

ABC textiles prints innovative designs using a wax resist process. The ABC brand has established itself in this market as they are seen as a specialist, they give quality designs at an affordable price and they are doing their best to remain the favourite brand in the market.


What other Ankara brands do you think should be included? Share your opinions with us in the comment box below.

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