With the new year upon us, along with the completion of our first year in business, we at BUKTU thought it would be a great time to self-reflect on this amazing first year and revisit our brand’s vision as we plan for the many more years ahead.
Inception: The idea behind the brand
Inspired by the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu, which was once a major hub for commerce and culture in Africa, the idea for BUKTU was born. A contemporary lifestyle brand that draws inspiration from the diverse afro-urban subcultures around the world to create unique products that blend African history and modern urban aesthetics.
Consistent with contemporary trends among urbanites of African descent towards more culturally relevant brands, every product that we offer holds a meaning that our customers can connect with on a deep and meaningful level.
Our Goal: The motive behind each apparel
BUKTU as a brand is heavily influenced by art. Every graphic design accompanying our products are individually selected from a hand-made art collection before being virtualized, and further refined for our apparel.
Our goal is to create unique works of art that each tell a specific story of the history that connects us, and holds a deeper underlying meaning that our customers can relate to and appreciate; Products that speak to each customer, and allows them the opportunity to express themselves through art (in the literal sense) that you wear with no compromise to style.
We want each of our customers to feel stylish in some dope gear with the ability to customize all of their BUKTU apparel for any occasion, and can feel confident wearing products that tell a story of who they are as an individual.
Our Vision: What keeps us going
Our ultimate vision for BUKTU is to create a lifestyle brand dedicated to offering quality products that reflects the afro-urbanites of the world. A brand influenced by art, storytelling, and a relentless pursuit to create “dope sh*t” that our customers feel good wearing. A brand with a deeper meaning. A brand CREATING FOR THE CULTURE!