Bridge Fashions, established in the fall of 2001, has the
To help make West African fashions available on this side of the
Atlantic Ocean “bridge” to persons in the Hudson River Valley
To help Ghana’s economy in a small way by collaborating with our
featured designer Hadod Fashions of Cape Coast, Ghana.
To help provide financial assistance to local organizations with
fund raising opportunities.
To collaborate with related craft exhibitors and continue to
Bridge Fashions began as a
one-time endeavor at the suggestion of our featured designer,
Mrs. Hannah Dodoo of Hadod Fashions in Cape Coast, Ghana, West
HADOD Fashions of Cape
Hadod Fashions was established
in 1982 as a small enterprise in Cape Coast with only a couple
of sewing machines. Over the years, Hadod Fashions has grown to
a medium size enterprise with 23 employees in production,
administration and sales. HADOD specializes in the production
and sales of Ladies, Gents and Children’s wear, specializing in
contemporary renditions of traditional African design and
The firm also produces
embroidered table and bed linen, other accessories, and
undertakes interior decoration as well.
Cape Coast is the
administrative as well as the commercial capital of the Central
Region of Ghana, the hub of Ghana’s tourism industry. The
forts, castles and other historical monuments as well as the
history of the slave trade, have been drawing growing numbers of
tourists to Cape Coast every year. HADOD, therefore, focuses on
presenting beautiful creations of Ghanaian fashion, crafted to
meet the demands and requirements of the discerning
international and local business traveler and tourist.
Showroom on Wheels
Bridge Fashions began with two
shows of the first shipment from Hadod Fashions. Those events
generated custom orders and invitations for other craft fairs.
Exposure at craft fairs and word of mouth encouraged the
business to eventually add a showroom at the Ossining address.
We have developed a faithful
client base, not only from the local community (all parts of
Westchester County), but also from other parts of New York
State, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, New
Mexico, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas,
Virginia, and even as far away as Bermuda.
In addition, many of our
Showroom-on-Wheels happenings are volunteer activities, such as
fashion shows at a local nursing home and churches, educational
presentations to groups of young people, and other events.
Along the way, we met other
artists and crafts people whose work was compatible with the
mission of Bridge Fashions. We added string art from Emmanuel Asare of Accra. Ghana; hand-crafted earrings from Parris
Originals of the Bronx, NY; select West African Shea Butter
products from local companies; wood carvings from Ghana;
accessories made locally with West African fabric; and other
items of interest.
Today, we have an informational website
that may develop into a live shopping site within the next year.
Ossining, NY 10562