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Be the Change: Loza Maléombho

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By In Her Shoes Contributor: Brandis Snagg

Loza Meleombho: Spring/Summer ’12 collection

For Loza Maléombho, an emerging designer from the West African region, the fashion is in the fabric. Born in Brazil and raised in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, Loza Maléombho came to the U.S. in 2000 with fashion dreams. After graduating from the University of Philadelphia in 2006 with an animation degree, Loza moved to New York to cultivate her penchant for style. In 2009, her self titled label was born. Determined to leave her mark as a fashion industry maven and philanthropist, Loza uses her label to fuel the West African economy and to improve the health and education of those in that region. A percentage of her proceeds are given to schools in the region and she employs the local factories for production. As a designer with heart and purpose, Loza Maléombho’s goal is to promote education in developing countries of West Africa.
Keke Palmer in Loza Maléombho

Ready to add a little Loza Maléombho to your life? Check out the blazers from the designer’s Spring/Summer 2012 on Facebook. Throwing on one of these can add a little pizazz to just about any look. To learn more about Loza Maléombho click here!

As a New York City storyteller, filmmaker, digital content creator, and PR strategist, Renae Bluitt created "In Her Shoes" to empower and enlighten women committed to realizing their dreams.

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