1. A Happy new year to all of our followers!!!

  2. (via http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=l89i4hjUEaOcGrbgyj2kSQ&u=/watch?v=yw_c72Q3jZU&feature=share)

    Hey Guys

    We now have a lot lot more followers than we did when we started  a couple of months ago.

    So just for the occasion here is a video !

  3. Dhabshiil is not just a money transfer company…….


  4. From Dhigshill to Dhabashiil ! A truly rags to riches story.

    This is probably the most widely recognised brand within the international Somali community. The story of this company and its brand is truly amazing and this post probably does not cover the whole story… but here it is !

    Dahabshiil was founded by Mr Mohamed Saeed Duale in 1970. He started trading as a remittance broker, selling imported goods from Gulf States on behalf of migrant workers and transferring the proceeds back to their families.

    In 1970, Dahabshiil opened its first shop in Burao, the capital city of the Togdheer province in North-West Somalia (now known as Somaliland).

    Over the next 18 years, Mr Duale Mohamed, with the support of his staff expanded the business to become the leading remittance broker in the Horn of Africa.

    In 1988, the business collapsed as civil war broke out across Somalia, forcing half a million Somalis to seek refuge all over the world.

    With limited resources, Mr Duale used his experience and strong network of business associates to set up a new remittance venture, enabling Somali refugees to send goods back to displaced family members.

    Coinciding with an influx of Somali immigrants to the UK, the family set up an office in London.

    As the UK’s Somali population grew, so did Dahabshiil.

    In 2009, Dahabshiil made banking history and launched the first ever debit card in Somaliland.

    In 2010, Dahabshiil opened an Islamic bank in Djibouti.

    Forty years on and Dahabshiil’s original values still ring true: trust and responsibility. The business has zero debt, remains entirely family-owned and is committed to its fair commission fee policy.

    Dahabshiil continues to support the Somali community both in Africa and abroad, investing 5% of its profits into community regeneration projects involving the development of schools, hospitals, agriculture and sanitation.

    Most recently the company has pressured the major UK banks against closing down Somali remittance companies for fears of money laundering.


  7. Mataano Clothing Based in Brooklyn, NY is HOT!

    Mataano is a women’s contemporary ready-to -wear line with pieces that redefine timeless elegance by infusing modern edge and global sensibility. The founders and creative minds behind the brand are twin sisters Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim. In 2008, The Mohallim sisters took a bold step together, launching their brand (“Mataano” translates as “twins” in Somali) and developing a platform from which to express their vision and creations to the marketplace.

    Mataano’s premier collection for Spring 2009, was launched in New York City and garnered notice throughout the industry. Since then, Mataano has showcased six collections during New York Fashion Week.

    The Mohallim sisters live in Brooklyn and the entire Mataano line is proudly designed and manufactured in New York City.

    Twitter follow here

    Facebook here

    Website is here

  8. They also cater for females.

  9. They have a very diverse portfolio - ranging from t-shirts to hats and jackets.


  10. Daily Paper - A truly authentic brand.

    Daily Paper is a young, ambitious street-couture label. It was found in 2008 in Amsterdam. They focus on designing contemporary men’s fashion apparel with a special eye for quality, culture and fine detail.

    They are inspired by their own African heritage and their passion for authentic casual wear.

    As they put it ‘We grab bits and pieces from different African cultures and translate this into present fashion design with a unique rugged character. Our products are made to compliment the consumer’s passion for individuality and personal style. Devoted to quality garments, fine detailing and overall great designs we try to stay true to our unique brand aesthetic’

    Check out their Facebook page here

    Follow on twitter here

  11. Daily Paper a clothing brand based in the European city of Amsterdam are a truly authentic brand in every sense of the word.

  12. A look at the products and branding of Iman Cosmeticss


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    Iman Cosmetic, Skincare and Fragrances is a beauty company that created the first cosmetics and skincare collection designed for all women with skin of color. It was found by Iman, a model of Somali orgin and one of the most famous black models.

    Found in 1994 the IMAN brand philosophy holds that women with skin of color represent many races, cultures and ethnicities. IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances are designed for African American, Asian, Latina and multi-cultural women with skin tones in a myriad of shades. The brand offers skincare and cosmetics, including 16 foundation shades. IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances are sold throughout the world including the United States, Canada, UK, France, Brazil, Africa, and the Caribbean.

    In 2004, IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances announced its strategic alliance with Proctor & Gamble. Under the licensing and distribution agreement, the prestige brand once again broke convention and is now available at mass retailers including Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and Duane Reade.

    — by ATHSB
  14. Did you know that on the whole of the world wide web there is not one place where you can marvel at the creative and innovative brands/products that people of Somali origin have produced?.

    Here at Authentic Somali Brands e.g ATHSB we aim to bring you the most creative, eye catching brands of Somali origin. We do not discriminate on the type of brand and we will share all brands (it can be cats food, dishwasher brand, a premium underwear…. you get the drift).

    We give voice to both the established Somali brands (whether your realised they were Somali or not) and the up and coming brands.

    Please feel free to email us or message us any names of brands that you would like featured.




    The ATHSB team!.