About the Company
NYORH AGWE is a unique ethical luxury brand offering exceptionally made works of art that spark the playful and exploratory side of its consumers, nurture experiences that enable creativity, and celebrate individualism.
to provide products that liberate the wearer’s creative spirit to explore his/her identity and embrace the power of the creator within.
To reengage and actively practice the true nature and purpose of being human; love.
At NYORH AGWE, we do our best to work with rich and healthy natural fiber materials like silk, cotton, linen, and wool. We follow the natural dyeing methods of our ancestors and source these materials locally.
In addition, our design process is such that we up cycle the leftover materials from our collections into new products therefore creating a zero waste friendly design system.
Styles from the NA' collections are also produced on a made to order basis. This Slow Fashion method limits over production and excessive inventory. Above all, it will not put undue stress on our artisans.
More than half of Cameroon's population lives in poverty. By collaborating with Cameroonian artisans, we not only ensure that the luxury of craftsmanship in Cameroon will stay alive, but that these artisans have a dependable source of income and a chance at financial independence for them and their families.
In addition, we develop programs that continue the expansion of their skills so that they are strengthened and encouraged to continue their passions.
It is our goal to be a "Made in Cameroon" brand one day. Therefore, fighting to re-establish and re-invent the art culture that so eloquently reflected the history of its people is deeply important to us.
Many of our apparel pieces do not follow western tailoring. Silhouettes echo traditional West African garment construction. In many of the pieces, this gives room for a variety of body types and sizes to all enjoy one style.
The construction of most garments are not strict and therefore allow the wearer to play and recreate the primary function of the piece.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Nyorh A. Agwe
Nyorh Agwe was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 1993 to Dr. Eveline Ane & Jonathan Agwe. Because of her parents careers, Nyorh experienced a very nomadic lifestyle. It seemed as if the only consistent thing was change and very frequently she would loss herself in it all. However, she found stability in art which grew to be a true passion of hers.
In 2015, She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Fashion Design. Currently, she is studying for her MBA at Nova Southeastern University. Fashion made way for her to discover her identity and purpose. She desires to share this same liberation with others, especially with her people in Cameroon. She believes that fashion can truly expand past materialism; it can be a spiritual connection to the creator within.
Eveline Ane & jonathan Agwe & Family
Cameroon Project Manager
Cameroon Assistant Project Manager
-OUR AMAZING ARTISANS-
Madame Fifen& Family
Mr. Pompino & Team
The Bamessing Naturalist
Find out more about our amazing artisans here...
COSMOPOLITAN MAG | "Fashion Made in Africa. Worn in New York"
AFRICA FASHION WEEK | "Cameroon's Comeback", "Cameroon-American Brand Promotes Individuality", "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", "Prints that Look Good and Do Good, Fashion's Best Friends"
OKAY AFRICA | "A Young Designer Explores Her Cameroonian Identity Through Fashion"
NEW AFRICAN WOMAN MAGAZINE | 2015 June Issue
FASHION FIX DAILY | "Moved To The City" Editorial
APIF | "Homage to Cameroon: M'ba M'etta Collection by Nyorh Agwe"
STYLE VITAE | "Cameroon Designer Nyorh Agwe Releases M'ba M'etta Collection"
FROLICIOUS | "M'ba M'etta Collection by Nyorh Agwe"
AFROBOHOSNOB | Meet Jewelry Artisan Nyorh Agwe