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K-Connection, LLC imports and distributes exclusively African clothing and fashion from different African countries to the United States.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency GIP
  • Employees 2

Company Summary

K-Connection's mission is to bring African fashion into mainstream America.
Our objectives are based on the fact that there is a growing demand for innovative products in the retailing industry, especially the clothing one. Thus, it is vital for distributors, suppliers and US buyers to rethink their strategy by building a niche market, by bringing a new, authentic and innovative product, by introducing African garments to mainstream America.


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    Arlette Ngo Badjeck

    Arlette Ngo Badjeck, owner and founder of the K-Connection, has worked as an International Training Manager for Procter and Gamble Beauty and Prestige division, where she supervised sales training for the company in South America. Later, as an Area Manager for Tairo International, she was in charge of the distribution of luxury perfumes in the Caribbean. Thus, Arlette has a strong experience of the distribution industry in a multicultural environ

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    Claudine Endjineyao

    Claudine Endjineyao hails from the world of pharmaceutical and medical research, where she worked for five years before being bitten by the fashion bug.
    With Arlette Ngo Badjeck, they realized that while the recent years have witnessed an awakening and a revolution in the fashion world, due to the fact that Africa’s influence is being recognized by top fashion players, and while African designers are being given the opportunity to showcase at in

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    Debora Pokallus

    Debora Pokallus, long time business partner, brings 25 years of fashion industry experience to the project. She began her career as a costume designer, and then launched a fashion design business creating contemporary fashion pieces from vintage kimonos. She founded the line Japonica in the early 1980's, and broadened the scope to include ready-to-wear. In addition to designing and manufacturing her own collection, she also worked with textile