Minku, founded in 2011, specializes in clothing and leather goods for men and women.
Aso-oke, a fabric woven on hand looms in south-western Nigeria, plays protagonist in several of the items, whether re-imagined as a men's hoodie, or combined with Italian and Spanish leathers to create the brand's accessories. About 80% of these fabrics have been recycled from their former use as ceremonial dress.
Minku founder Kunmi holds a master of science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech, and worked as a programmer (Goldman Sachs) and an information architect (ICF) prior to starting Minku. As a high school student in Lagos, Nigeria, she won the fine art prize every year.
The Minku philosophy encompasses a love of natural materials and a desire to delight through design.