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Bridge Fashions, established in the fall of 2001, has the following mission:

·         To help make West African fashions available on this side of the Atlantic Ocean “bridge” to persons in the Hudson River Valley and beyond.

·         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 build bridges. 

 

Our Beginnings

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 Africa.   

HADOD Fashions of Cape Coast, GHANA

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 styling. 

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. 

Our 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.

 Our Growth

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.

 Our Website

Today, we have an informational website that may develop into a live shopping site within the next year.

 

 

Bridge Fashions

P.O. Box 106

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

10520-0106

 

Local:

914-923-6393

 

 

Showroom:

79 Croton Avenue

Ossining, NY 10562

Appointments only

 

E-mail:

sales@bridgefashions.com

 

 

Grace Minter

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