Our History

Western Elders is a NYC-based clothing line that proudly draws its inspiration from the rich and diverse history of Africa. Our collections are a physical representation of our culture and heritage, meticulously crafted to honor the traditions and values of African culture while embracing the dynamism of modern fashion. Each piece tells a story, weaving together the past and the present with threads of authenticity and pride.

Our motto, "Built by Africa, made in New York," encapsulates our ethos. We are deeply rooted in African values and history, and every garment is a testament to the strength and legacy that has been passed down through generations. Yet, our designs are brought to life in the heart of New York City, a place that dons the same grit, innovation and creativity as back home. This unique blend ensures that Western Elders not only pays homage to our heritage in NYC but but also at home. Showing both sides of the African Diaspora how close we are no matter the distance. 

At Western Elders, we are more than just a clothing brand; we are a movement. We aim to bridge continents, connect cultures, and celebrate the beauty of our shared human experience. When you wear Western Elders you are wearing a symbol of unity, confidence, and an unwavering respect for the legacy of Africa and Blackness everywhere.