On Saturday, June 29, 2013, Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States wore Osei-Duroâ€™s Strata Panel Skirt in Green Rubics manufactured by Cadling Fashions of Ghana at the Sci Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She styled the skirt with a studded belt and chiffon blouse from a Nigerian label, Maki Oh. The skirt is hand-dyed rayon, made in Ghana, and a part of Osei Duroâ€™s SS 2013 collection.
Mrs. Linda Ampah, Chief Executive of Cadling Fashion says, â€œThis is a wonderful opportunity and we are delighted and honoured to have caught the eye of Michelle Obama. High standards are required to enter and survive on the international fashion market. We are determined to maintain these standardsâ€.
The panel on education and technology was held through a Google+ hangout, connecting young students from South Africa, New York City, Houston, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama were in Africa for one week, visiting the countries of Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. The First Ladyâ€™s official agenda for travel includes the promotion of the power of education.
â€œMaryanne Mathias of Osei Duro says â€˜The distinctive designs and high quality fashion products of Cadling Fashions have made it to the US market thus helping to put Ghana on American fashion platform. We are proud to be associated with this achievement of Cadling Fashionsâ€ and we are delighted that we made it to Michelle Obamaâ€™s wardrobeâ€.
Cadling Fashions is a well known name in the Ghanaian fashion industry. In Ghana, Cadling Fashions produces for individuals, companies and education institutions. Cadling also has a dedicated fashion line for children known as Anjaniqueâ€™s by Cadling.
Osei Duro is a US-based company that encourages international and intercultural cooperation through small scale sustainable business initiatives in emerging markets like Ghana