Our Story

Melanie Mfuh's mother sewed clothes for her and her sister as a child. Little did she know that this early exposure to the fashion world would spark her interest and significantly influence her life. Fast forward to 2014, when she found herself in search of an African print outfit for a special event. Surprisingly, the options were scarce. This gap in the market sparked the idea for Uzuri Closet—a platform to showcase African culture through fashion, a venture born out of necessity and passion.

Uzuri Closet started with a primary focus on custom orders and online sales of small items. Still, her aspiration to expand led to the opening of a retail location in Oak Park Mall, Kansas, in 2022. Despite the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, she persisted in reaching out to manufacturers in different parts of Africa.

We now work with talented artisans across the continent to create our ethical, high-quality, stylish garments and accessories. From the intricate beadwork of the Maasai tribe to the bold prints of the Kente cloth, each piece is a true work of art. We're passionate about supporting these artisans and their communities by providing sustainable income and creating opportunities for growth.

With a clear vision and a strong commitment to quality, we have embarked on a journey to create a brand that would evoke an appreciation for African culture. Every garment is carefully designed to capture the essence of Africa's diverse cultures, from bold colors to intricate patterns.

We express our gratitude to all who have chosen Uzuri Closet, for being part of our mission to celebrate the beauty and diversity of African culture through fashion.