Last Tuesday, January 31, Heneka Watkis launched her new retail store and line of clothing – Patwa Apparel. The Patwa line consists of branded t-shirts, shorts, dresses and other tops for both men and women printed with pithy Jamaican expressions. The night was full of delicious food and drink, great
Heneka Watkis-Porter is determined to make an impression on the world stage with Patwa Apparel and so when the opportunity to attend the recent Women Vendors and Exhibition Forum in Chongqing, China, presented itself, she jumped at it. JAMPRO sent an expression of interest to its client in August
JAMAICAN designer Nandi Chin Fernandez was declared the winner of Bride’s Magazine’s Operation Dream Wedding Dress competition. Fernandez greeted the announcement by Bride’s editor-in-chief Millie Bratten on ABC’s Good Morning America, with tears of joy, saying, “It means the world [to me], it really does,” when asked for her reaction
Heneka Watkis is CEO and Director of Marketing for a new Jamaican line, Patwa Apparel. YardEdge caught up with Heneka recently to find out what Patwa is all about… YardEdge: What is Patwa all about? Heneka: Patwa focuses on the richness and depth of the cultures existing within the
Kingston’s newest thrift shop “Back on the Rack” is open again on January 29 with great bargains! Back on the Rack is located at 28 Collins Green Ave, off Half Way Tree Rd. All proceeds go to Fr. Richard Ho Lung’s Missionaries of the Poor.
Attention is once again focused on the issue of skin bleaching in Jamaica, thanks mainly to Vybz Kartel who recently commented that bleaching was no different really than white people wanting to tan themselves. As Annie Paul points out in her recent post, skin bleaching is no doubt an act
Ok. So there’s some last minute Christmas shopping to do – here are some definite cool (and fun) shopping spots to check out this Christmas season… 1. ART AND CRAFT FAIRS: Coming up this weekend is Market on the Lawn (December 19 at Devon House) and the Potters Fair (December 18th
I’ve always loved vintage clothing and thrift shops and often wondered why we don’t have more of them in Jamaica. The concept makes so much sense: basically clothes re-cycling – what’s old to you is new new to me. In fact some of my favourite pieces of clothes come from
Here’s our list of the top 10 must hit Fashion’s Night Out Hot Spots (sorry all in Kingston, please share others especially out of town!) 1. Stanley & Empress (94 Hope Rd) – ’cause they support Jamaican designers and you gotta love that! Plus YardEdge earrrings on sale there 2.