digitalKENTE Shop

There is a lack of diversity in the fashion design industry, and specifically in the surface design market of prints that inspire and uplift people of color. At digitalKENTE® (pronounced “KEN-TAY”) design studio color melds with culture to create one-of-a-kind surface designs for people as vibrant as their color choices. The studio was established in 2016 by Tiana Denine Harris a Black woman from the American mid-west who grew up in the 90’s wearing kente cloth as a way to connect to her distant heritage. Our goal is to encourage self-pride and self-expression in people of melanin-rich cultures through unapologetically colorful, fashionable prints made for activewear, swimwear, accessories, and home decor.

In 2017 the digitalKENTE® Shop was created to be a place to discover these unique prints inspired by melanated cultures of the African, Asian, & Latin diaspora. By combining modern craft with ancestral patterns a-typical in fashion and athleisure wear we remix indigenous textile motifs into digitally crafted designs that are bold, multi-dimensional, and culturally appropriate. digitalKENTE®’s print collections are meant to evoke a sense of history and nostalgia. Every digital warp and weft create shapes and colors that remind the wearer of cultures they’ve visited, belong to, or want to experience. Let our prints take you to faraway lands rich in color and culture and let our athletic apparel help you make melanin-rich moves.

We can't wait to welcome the DNC to Chicago and the Midwest in 2024!

Stay tuned for additional information.

Chicago DNC 2024