“Hand Made Story by Barbara Alli”
About the Designer
Hand Made Story is the label of Designer Barbara Alli. Her unique pieces of accessories are made from traditional African materials as well as other materials from around the world.
Barbara works with all her heart to recognize and promote the best of African Culture, Tradition and Art in her European environment. Hand Made Story began when she was designing costumes for her stage performances as a singer and songwriter. She wanted her stage presence to compliment her songs, reflecting the rich heritage of her homeland. Thus, Hand Made story was born…designing great pieces of artistic accessories and apparel to promote her beloved continent of Africa.
Africa is a beautiful continent and we have great, talented artists and amazing people among us, but Africans have neglected to promote their treasures and qualities and it’s time to show that we Africans have more to offer!
“With my clothing designs and unique accessory pieces, I would like to bring the colour and the joy of Africa to the Europeans as well as to Africans living in Europe and around the globe. I would like to encourage Africans to appreciate and take pride in their culture. It is important we show others as much of Africa as we can and teach our younger generation how important it is to promote their culture, their tradition and their continent….. AFRICA. When these things are put into practice, we are no longer separated from our culture and our traditions.”
Who can wear HMS designs?
Anyone and Everyone can wear HMS designs! A unique Hand Made Story design piece is for those who have class and who love a fashionable look, without much effort, while going about their everyday life.
Barbara on fashion
“FASHION is all about STYLE, and STYLE is all about CLASS and SELF-RESPECT….
Loving oneself, appreciating life, taking responsibility, being self-assuranced, self-disciplined, positive, living with diversity, integrity, and of course your dignity…when you can mix these ingredients into your life, then, you are FASHIONABLE beyond borders….. because FASHION has no border!”