Every year, after creating the new Ashanti Empress collection we get the whole team of 35 tailors, apprentice and their families together for a big Ashanti Team excursion! This year we visited Lake Bosumtwe in the Ashanti Region of Ghana and spent the day swimming and enjoying our picnic and the glorious African sunshine!
The last two months have been spent exploring the road from Bristol to Morocco. I drove over 4000 miles, drank a lot of tea, had interesting encounters, swam in rivers and oceans, caught up with old friends and broke down!
Last Thursday I began a journey of 5000 miles, like a swallow I am spreading my wings after a festival packed summer and heading south in search of the sun… and colourful clothing! I am embarking on an overland journey from England to Ghana!
For all of you who wonder what I get up to out in Ghana, here is a little snapshot of the past 2 months; the fun, the struggles, the mountains of fabric and all the wonderful people who make Ashanti Empress what it is!