The Slum Studio is a Ghanaian multifaceted research brand which creates handpainted textile and wearable art out of fabric waste.
Founded in 2018, our story is one that stems from the concept of remaking and repurposing. As a brand born out of a daring interest in the politics of clothing, our artistic analysis is inspired by and evolves around the numerous engagements in secondhand clothing markets; its redistribution, trade and its effect in our immediate space. By creating a visual dialogue through the medium of wear; we use the dynamic power of color, illustration and abstract expressionism as a language and mapping to reintroduce our audience(you) into our immediate space. As an avant-garde and contemporary brand, we look at clothing as arguably one the most resilient aesthetics of tradition, where adorning the skin becomes a pivotal form for personal, cultural and communal identity. Our designs, motifs and artworks are a vivid illustration of ongoing chapters of our past, present and the future narratives in our clothing practices and fashion waste. It is one that talks about a certain community, our community.
We aim to merge the aesthetic and performative element in clothing to offer you a kaleidoscopic experience between body and mind. Fabrics used for each of our artworks are one hundred percent sourced from used and offcut fabrics in secondhand clothing markets aiming to spark interesting conversations on the beauty of remaking and also build upon the beautiful upcycle culture in Ghana
You are welcome, please join us. It is going to be a wonderful journey