From Liberia to Atlanta: Suakoko Betty
Suakoko Betty is an Atlanta-based fashion brand that provides top-notch services for its clientele. The brand was founded by owner and creative director, Charlene Dunbar – a versatile and hardworking woman who was born in Liberia. At an early age of 9, she discovered her passion and flair for African fabrics and designs but was forced to flee Liberia at age 11 due to the Civil War in the country at that time.
However, the migration from her roots in Africa to the United States did not water down her lifelong dream of becoming one of the notable names in the world of African fashion. Today, Suakoko Betty has become a top brand within the domain of African fashion especially after the brand won the Belk Southern Designer Showcase in 2014 which got the attention of top fashion giants like Garden & Gun and Essence. Not only that, but its African wax prints have also been sold in certain stores owned by Belk in the United States.
Boasting of top-quality outfits and fabrics, Dunbar’s Suakoko Betty is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the today’s world of African wax prints and fashion designing! More importantly, her brand’s success in the world of African fashion proves to the “outside world” that Africa has a lot of promise and potentials and should not be underrated. This has been Dunbar’s vision since her arrival in the United States, and it would seem that nothing short of the sky above would be the limited for her and Suakoko Betty.