TDARE - the home of African fashion in the UK. We sell high quality, bespoke, handmade menswear and womenswear using material sourced from Africa. African prints take many names - ankara, kente cloth, african wax prints, fancy prints and batik - but all are synonymous with beauty, elegance, style & fashion in Africa.
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Where do the materials you use come from?
All of our materials are sourced from Nigeria. If you would like to find out more about our story and the history behind the materials and the prints we use, please see Our Story.
Are the all the clothes and homewares made in the UK?
Not all of our clothes are made in the UK. Some are made by our founder in the UK, and some are made by our tailoring team in Nigeria. In both locations the clothes are hand made to the highest quality. At TDARE we believe in the quality you deserve and the impeccable fashion and service we deliver does not differ between production locations.
Are all the clothes you make tailored?
Clothes that are ready to purchase from our own store are already at a prescribed size, however, we offer free tailoring and alterations Our design your own section are bespoke pieces made especially for you, so will always be tailored to the measurements you provide.
Are all the clothes and homewares you make hand-made?
Yes. We pride ourselves on making high quality beautiful clothes by hand.
I am interested in making a design that I can’t see on your website. Can you still make it?
Possibly. If you would like to enquire about a custom piece that you cannot find in our current styles, please contact us.
How long is the delivery time?
Delivery times can differ depending on the service you require. 'Off the rack' items from our online store are usually dispatched within 1 - 2 working days. Our bespoke items from the 'design your own' section take a little longer to get to you. Fabrics are sourced from Nigeria, sent to the UK and then made into your stunning new clothes, tailored to you, to be shipped. This process can take up to 28 days, but can be less. If you would like to find out more about our shipping policies, please see Shipping.
I live outside the United Kingdom. Is it still possible to order from you?
If you would like to purchase anything TDARE from abroad, please get in contact to discuss this with us further and we will endeavour to assist in any way possible.
When and where do I pay for the design your own service?
Using the online order form is the best way to purchase design your own bespoke items from us. Upon receiving your order, we will get in contact to discuss the item further and confirm it to be possible. If you would still like to proceed, we shall confirm your order and get to making your brand new bespoke items! To pay, an invoice will be sent to the email you have provided which can be fulfilled using debit/credit cards or a PayPal account.
Do any of your proceeds go to charitable causes?
TDARE is continually committed to charitable causes across Africa. A comprehensive account of all of our charitable endeavours can be found on our blog.
Can I return items to you?
Due to the bespoke nature of the design your own items, clothes which have been made especially are unlikely to be able to be returned. The same is the case for 'off the rack' items which have been tailored to your measurements. If the unlikely event that you are in any way disappointed with anything you receive from TDARE, please get in contact with us and we will help in any way we can.
Can't find what you're looking for?
Get in contact with us. We're always happy to help.