“The Locals” at Odunde #supportthelocals

Local vending is apart of our lifestyle.  We enjoy engaging with people and the festive activities events such as Odunde bring.  Odunde in particular holds a special significance to our team because it allows us to reflect on our native culture and shows us how far we have come as an African American community.  Alot of young people under 30 do not know much about this event, but if you grew up in the 80′s and 90′s in Philadelphia it may be apart of your summer tradition.  Odunde was created by Lois Fernandez in 1975 to celebrate diversified African culture and to educate the community at large about African roots in the area.  Odunde is the largest, and longest-running, African-American street festival on the East Coast.  The festival  attracts up to half a million people a year.  The concept originates from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, West Africa, and celebrates the coming of another year for African-Americans and Africanized people around the world.  Although we do not represent the religious views that Odunde represents, its the perfect opportunity to meet people who are cultural enthusiasts and to learn about our history and heritage through art and Fashion.  We were able to introduce our contributions to the culture by setting up “The Locals” experience.  In collaboration with K.R.T and The Artreprenuer, we were able to team up as “The Locals” to offer our latest styles and graphic concepts.  This co-op style of vending offered a unique experience that made a huge impact on our local community. #supportthelocals


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