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      odAOMO Pop Up Shop @ BRICK OTR in Cincinnati


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      May 22, 2019

      Wednesday  11:00 AM - 7:00 PM (daily until July 31, 2019)

      1327 Vine Street
      Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

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      odAOMO Pop Up Shop @ BRICK OTR

      COMPANY HISTORY

      odAOMO was conceived by Kenyan native, designer and CEO Dr. Sophia Aomo Omoro, the sixth of eight children born to a seamstress mother and postal worker father. The name odAOMO comes from her middle name, inherited from her maternal grandmother, “Aomo” meaning “born of harvest” and “od” meaning “house of” in her native language of Luo. The brand derives from a childhood interest in sketching designs to express her individuality among similarly clad sisters and an innate desire to support her community.

      At 16, Sophia Omoro left Kenya and traveled to Canada to continue her education that inevitably led to Tulane University for her MD and PhD. In 2014, then medical colleague and now odAOMO business partner, Amy Trainor, supported Dr. Omoro’s creative-outlet-turned-design-brand and together debuted the line in a local fashion show followed by a successful trunk show in New Orleans, LA. The overwhelmingly positive response led to the label’s flagship store in August of that year on Chartres Street in the historic French Quarter.

      A truly unique brand, odAOMO produces garments and accessories from eco-friendly materials in Kenya. The leather, hide, shell, snake and fish skin goods are constructed of food byproducts and found materials so no lives are harmed for fashion. The fine silks, cashmere blends and cottons used are sourced from an independent Kenyan textile distribution, run by two young Kenyan women. The African textiles are collected throughout the Continent. Each piece is handcrafted and produced in limited batches creating an exclusive and organically nuanced line.

      Where some philanthropic entities choose to focus on charity, odAOMO and Dr. Omoro empower through opportunity. odAOMO employs a small team in Kenya with fair wages-- Douglas, the label’s leather craftsman, and Valentine, the primary jeweler—that have a profound economic impact on their respective villages.

      "I would like to bring to light this wealth in material and human resources, and show the world that wonderful things can come out of this continent and country. Wonderful, beautiful things, made with love, and by human hands.”

      --Dr. Sophia Aomo Omoro

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Sales & Retail

      This event repeats daily until July 31, 2019: Jun 20, Jun 21, Jun 22

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.