In God we trust
Our name stems from the Nigerian name 'Sochikaima' which means 'In God we trust.' Our brand is borne of faith, hope, and care for our community and for our children.
Kaima Designs was born in 2017 as an online clothing brand that brought the beautiful details of African designs to life. We supported our clients in redefining archaic standards of beauty, remoulding beauty in their own image. We saw true beauty for what it was: adventurous, bold, unique, socially responsive and responsible. For us, beauty comes in all colours, shapes, and sizes. So why shouldn't fashion?
In September 2018, Kaima Designs brought this spirit to the world of men’s fashion. Kaima Designs continues to elevate style through exceptional designs that adapt African wax prints to contemporary looks for a unique aesthetic experience.
Our designs portray the uniqueness, boldness, tenacity, resilience, and strength of the individual. Each design is intricately woven with the passion and determination that reflects our values.
To our communities, our children, our future
Kaima Designs and Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS)
Our tagline ‘Beauty Redefined’ enunciates an innovative fashion brand with a purpose. Kaima redefines beauty by harnessing the inner beauty of an individual's generosity and compassion in the pursuit of a noble cause.
Kaima Designs adopts a two-prong approach to its CRS - Support girl-child education in Africa and assist women in Canada's priority neighbourhoods to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
In support of girl-child education, a school uniform is donated to a girl-child in need for every apparel sold. This is aimed at encouraging more girls in Africa to enrol in schools and complete their K-12 education. It is a means of empowering girls to break free from the cycle of poverty which increases their vulnerability to abuse of all forms including child labour and forced early marriages.
In addition to providing uniforms, a cause which Kaima Designs championed in 2018, school supplies will be donated annually to children in public schools through partner organizations in Africa.
Women Empowerment Program
Many women in priority neighbourhoods are faced with a myriad of crises. Most of them have been directly or indirectly affected by poverty, addiction, abuse, and illnesses of varying degrees and forms. Our goal is to provide interventions necessary to help them restore their dignity and independence.
It is a known fact that strong and free women raise healthy children, run functional homes, pursue career paths, establish businesses and ultimately build a better society.
For these reasons, Kaima Designs is committed to partnering with other individuals, businesses and organizations towards showcasing annual fashion shows in support of empowerment programs for women in need.