FOUNDER

Nevice is a fashion brand founded by African fashion designer Naima Nevice Maneno. Naima was born and raised in Tanzania and started her career as fashion designer in March 2014 in Dar es salaam city and later relocated to Hannover Germany, where Nevice is currently located.

“As a young girl I knew where my passion belonged. I did put my art into drawings and papers craps until university time when I bought my first sewing machine and started off by making special garments for friends and family. Despite a few challenges and minimal resources I was armed by passion and a creative mind and that is how Nevice evolved.“ - Naima

Nevice Fashion Designer Naima Maneno
Nevice founder and fashion designer Naima Maneno.

INSPIRATION

Nevice is an African inspired fashion brand. It represents the lifestyle and surroundings of the most African societies through its colorful patterns and eye catching prints. The colors and prints in the garments are influenced by the beautiful and welcoming nature of the most African societies and their way of life. However we still pick up a lot of inspiration from the smiles and happy life of people around the world and use that special ingredient in every stitch of our garments to make sure we do not only bring out beauty but also harmony and joy.

We collect fabrics from local markets and producers.

PRODUCTION

We produce in Hannover, Germany with a small production unit that also allows us to offer individual customization of garments to our clients. We work with artisans from Tanzania and Morocco in the production of accessories such as leather products.
Fabrics are bought from the local markets in Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana, while we also work with individual fabric designers and other fabric stores in Europe.

Our items are produced individually for each client in Germany.

HISTORY

2014

Nevice is founded in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

2015

Nominated to participate in the The Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) Trust, a South African Youth Development Organisation.

2015-2016

Nevice was featured at the Africa’s Top Models Exhibition at the Museum of Ethnology in Hamburg, Germany, to represent East African modern fashion.

2016

Nevice relocated to Hannover, Germany.

2017

Nevice showcased at the Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL), Europe's largest fashion event featuring African-inspired fashion.

2019

Nevice participated in the Global Sustainable fashion week in Budapest, Hungary. The event was focused on bringing awareness and demonstrating sustainability in the fashion industry.