Fashion Stylist Robi Morro is the epitome of afro-centric fashion in Tanzania. With product line such as Mapozi for women which utilizes the local popular materials such as the khanga and the Kitenge, she has managed to attract several women of different age and style.
Born Robi Morro on October 19th, 2008, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, she was raised by a mother who made stylish clothes for both of them. This rich background has guided her to want to start her own clothing line. While working in the banking industry as a Sales representative, the designer to be decided to turn her hand into fashion by starting her own label 'Mapozi'.
Label profile - Mapozi is a clothing range that utilizes the Khanga and Kitenge fabric in a unique way that has never been done before. It fuses western fashion styles with the traditional Tanzania style of the Khanga and Kitenge. The clothes are modern and hip and reflect the stylish nature of the owner. As well as this, the owner employs local talent and creates job opportunities for our ‘fundis'. The clothes uses range from evening and day dresses, pants, casual tops that are inspired from the international catwalks of the fashion world, to traditional skirts and blouses. All these are made exclusively using the Khanga and Kitenge material, fused with other materials such as satin, silk, lace, line and cotton. The Afro-centric look is coming back into style and many modern African women are looking for something that represents their roots. The clothing range has been attracting many, from young to middle aged women and it is a sought after clothing line in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Not only that, Mapozi has also been attracting clients across the world including US, England and Tunisia to name a few.