Meet Our Makers

Every Product Has A Story

Since 2013 we have worked hard to provide as many full-time and sustainable job opportunities as possible in The Gambia and West Africa...Whilst making ridiculously colourful African streetwear of course!


The great news is we have succeeded on both fronts! Our unique brand of African clothing is second to none; And we have created over 40 full-time jobs for the local community! Meet them, and learn some of their stories here.

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Ethical Clothing, Meet our makers: Lucas

Lucas Barrow-Townsend

Founder/Lead Designer

His vision to help some people out and make the world A LOT more colourful is the driving force behind Continent Clothing!

ethical clothing, meet our makers: Annmarie

Annmarie Dixon Barrow


Is this the most colourful mother in the world? Annmarie is the other half of the mother and son design team and loves rocking her fav outfits at Glastonbury every year.

Meet Our Makers: Adama

Adama Bojang

Gambian Manager

Without this guy, Continent Clothing could not exist. His development over the last 8 years has been amazing and has grown into an excellent manager!

Meet Hamed

Hamed is our top tailor! Since 2014 he has been producing some of our most popular collections in his Sukuta studio. His attention to detail and experimentation makes it a pleasure to work with him. 

His skills were obvious to see right from the begining, so we appointed him head of our development program. He now helps train new tailors in our team to help provide the support they need to succeed with Continent Clothing

Meet Our Makers: Hamed

This Is Not Charity...It's Work...Well Paid Work...Learn More

ethical clothing, meet out makers: Jaineba



Jaineba is one of our original tailors. Highly skilled and trained, she uses the money earned through Continent Clothing to send her daughter Aisha to school.

Meet our makers: Snookie



Snookie is the newest tailor in our team, and his designs are already causing a stir! Our customers are absolutley loving his African summer puffer jackets!

Meet our makers: Omar



Omar loves making all things complicated. He enjoys challenging himself with designs other Gambian tailors wouldnt dream of trying.

African Spirit Collection, African Clothing made in Africa

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meet our makers: Momadou



Mamadou is a simple guy from the village of Sukuta. He comes, he grabs the fabric, then a few days later turns up with increbile patchwork and colourful head wraps!

meet our makers: Aida



Aida can make anything your give her! Shes an incredibly skilled seamstress and makes all our waistcoats. Keep watching this year and youll see some beautiufl African suits.

ethical clothing, meet our makers: Allagi



Allagi loves working with the best and most colourful prints! When we brought him his fabrics for the African Spirit collection, he went wild with excitement.

We Are A Brand With A Purpose!

Meet Fatou & Cherno

This dynamic duo based in the famous Senegambia craft market are two of the smiliest people we have ever met! 

Fatou is the buisness woman, searching for new and noteworthy products to sell out of her shop and always has an amazing array of fabrics and styles to choose from.

Cherno is a tailor... through and trhoigh. Since he was a child he has worked on the machines in his town of Brikama, and has never looked back since. His patchwork making skills are amazing, always choosing the right colour combos, and expertly crafting the sheets. 
ethical clothing: Meet our makers: Fatou and cherno
meet our makers: Hamed



Hamed has been working with us for 3 years now. In that time the African shirts he has made have been worn across the world! He loves that his work has gone GLOBAL!

meet our makers: Sarjo



Sarjo and Hamed are best friends. They work out of the same shop in Sukuta, Gambia, and together they are responsible for all the awesome African suits we have. Sarjo has been creating the comfy trousers now for over 4 years!  

Ethical clothing, meet our makers: Hamed



Ousman was one of our first tailors. He has been working with us for 8 years, and his development has been increible to watch. Since working with us he has become pretty much financially independant, successfully building his family compound over the last couple of years.  

MEET THE Photographers

Capturing the colours and patterns African Clothing is a challening task! Luckily, we have an amazing team of young and emerging photograpgers both in the UK and The Gambia!


Bitz Photograpy

Gambian Photographer

Bitz has been doccumenting the lives of the Gambian people for the last 5 years! He capture our style perfectly in his shoots

African Clothing photographer, Sunshine Soul

Sunshine Creative Soul

Expressive Photographer

If anyone can capture the heart and soul of urban Africa, it Alex 'SunshineSoul'. He shots are always so expressive!

African clothing photographer, Lena

Lena Nia

Gambian Photographer

Lena posses a style and vibe that is lacking in most Gambians, this style is highlighted in her amazing shoots

African clothing photographer, Paula

Paula Berry

Portrait & Fashion

Paula cature the colours of our clothing like no one else. Her photography has helped elevate us to another level!

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Passing On Our Skills & Knowledge To Rural Gambia

Sharing skills to rural Gambia is so important! Check out what we have done with the amazing MyFarm Africa Startup

From Seed To Product: The Gambia Cotton Trail

The Gambia cotton trail produces product made entirely in The Gambia, from cotton farmer to tailor, on the smiling coast

The Women's Initiative: Inspiring The Next Generation To Follow Their Dreams

Learn the incredible story of Isatou and the Women's Initiative. They make wonderful African products from 100% recycled materials.