Cities all over the world have ethnic districts where you can find traditional and authentic clothing, food and household products. These specific neighborhoods often have open air markets where local merchants gather to sell their wares.

Here in the United States, there aren’t a lot of traditional African markets, and most are small shops located in major cities. If you live too far away, you simply don’t have access to some of your favorite brands, or you have to make do with the limited selection at your local supermarket.

Our founder, Whitney Osei-Akintaju, had a vision during one of her visits to Ghana: What if there was a place online where people could go that was just like one of those neighborhoods or marketplaces? A place where people could shop from a variety of merchants to find a familiar favorite or discover something new?

That was the day Ethnic District was born. Since then, we’ve developed partnerships with local merchants and top African brands to bring our favorite African cosmetics, food, clothing and household items directly to you. We package and ship all the products we sell from our fulfillment center in Atlanta, GA, USA and follow the latest safety guidelines for handling and safe work practices.

Whether you’re shopping for a product from home or discovering a new favorite, we want you to feel welcome at Ethnic District and we hope it’s a one-stop shop for all your favorite African brands. If you have any questions or if there’s something you don’t find, drop us a line. We’re always looking to add new products and new merchants to our Marketplace.

Thanks for stopping by!