Bamfo and Bill: Meet the 2 Ghanaian brothers making fancy clothing from plastic waste
- Young fashion designers, Elisha Ofori Bamfo, and his brother, Calvin Bill, are the founders of Boie and Bill
- Boie and Bill is a local fashion house that makes fancy clothing from plastic waste and broken mirrors
- Bamfo and Bill have recently made international waves due to their colourful and sustainable creations
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Fast-rising Ghanaian fashion designers, Elisha Ofori Bamfo, and his brother, Calvin Bill, are making waves with their unique and sustainable designs made from waste materials.
The two young fashion designers have been apart of the country's fashion scene for some time, making colourful and eye-catching clothing from waste materials like plastics and broken mirrors.
Bamfo and Bill's fashion label, Boie and Bill, has become known for its signature and sustainable creations.
The duo recently sat for an interview with Eco Africa of Deutsche Welle (DW) and disclosed that their company's goal is to create designs that are unique to them.
''Our main goal was to create the same effect, the same jacket that people knew us for. We wanted to create the same thing with the rubbers to make them have the same feel. Since we launched about a year and a half now, it's been great,'' Ofori Bamfo said.
Bamfo and members of his team collect plastic waste they find littering their community, sort them out and convert them into stunning sustainable clothes for everyday wear.
With their Boie and Bill label, the young designers are among the forerunners in their field when it comes to creating wearables from waste materials, and they hope to inspire younger people to choose their designs.
''[We] want to get to a point where you step in town and everyone is wearing your dress. It becomes a normal dress for people; that's the vision,'' Calvin Bill told DW.
When the coronavirus made runway shows impossible, the duo organised a virtual fashion event for models to showcase their latest designs before making them available for sale.
Watch the interview of Bamfo and Bill as they talk about providing mentorship to aspiring young fashion students.
In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Her Excellency Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, turns 70 years old today, March 12, 2021.
Though the First Lady is yet to announce her new age in a post on social media as previously done, admirers cannot wait to celebrate her.
Dozens have headed to their social media pages to share stunning photos of the First Lady, sharing hearty messages to pay homage to her.
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