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ABOUT US

LA RAW (Los Angeles Revolutionary African Wear) is an Afrocentric streetwear line based out of Los Angeles, California.   Our design aesthetic combines American streetwear and African fabric to create unique pieces that reflect the African diaspora.  We honor our Kings and Queens by using high quality materials and construction.  All of our fabric and trims are purchased and hand selected in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles.  All production takes place in the United States.  The African fabric used in our designs is originally purchased from Ghana, Nigeria, and Mali and most of our fabrics have a no-fade guarantee.   The design team and products of LA RAW both embody the diversity across the African diaspora.  You can read more about the team behind LA RAW below.

We participate in many events all over Los Angeles, including: African Fashion Week Los Angeles, Ankara Bazaar LA, Jollof N Chill, and various cultural events at local colleges.  Our designs were also featured on HBO's acclaimed series Insecure: Season 2, Episode 1.  

 

 

LA RAW TEAM

 
 Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica  Kaymar developed the concept of LA RAW with Efehi in their dorm room at Cal Poly Pomona.  He contributes the   Caribbean influence to our design team.  Kaymar goals to eventually begin production in Jamaica to provided a source of income for his homeland.   

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Kaymar developed the concept of LA RAW with Efehi in their dorm room at Cal Poly Pomona.  He contributes the   Caribbean influence to our design team.  Kaymar goals to eventually begin production in Jamaica to provided a source of income for his homeland.

 

Kaymar Haye

CEO | Cofounder

 Birthplace: California, U.S.  Chaz holds a bachelors degree in fashion merchandising from Cal State Long Beach and a masters degree in marriage and family therapy with a specialization in the African American Family.  Her love for fashion and the Black community are married in her designs for LA RAW.  Chaz works with Kaymar and Efehi to create our designs and creative content.

Birthplace: California, U.S.

Chaz holds a bachelors degree in fashion merchandising from Cal State Long Beach and a masters degree in marriage and family therapy with a specialization in the African American Family.  Her love for fashion and the Black community are married in her designs for LA RAW.  Chaz works with Kaymar and Efehi to create our designs and creative content.

Chaz Dennis

Fashion Director | Owner

 Birthplace: Oslo, Norway  Efehi cofounded LA RAW with Kaymar while attending Cal Poly Pomona.  He puts his graphic design degree to good use through our t-shirt collection.   His family is from Nigeria, where he frequently visits and brings back fabric for LA RAW production.  Our upcoming Fall collection will feature mostly Nigerian fabric, hand selected by Efehi and his family.  

Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Efehi cofounded LA RAW with Kaymar while attending Cal Poly Pomona.  He puts his graphic design degree to good use through our t-shirt collection.   His family is from Nigeria, where he frequently visits and brings back fabric for LA RAW production.  Our upcoming Fall collection will feature mostly Nigerian fabric, hand selected by Efehi and his family.  

efehi ogbebor

Graphic Designer | Cofounder

 
 
 Birthplace: Ivory Coast, Africa  Cheik met Kaymar and Efehi while attending Cal Poly Pomona but joined the team after college to improve their website design.  Cheik also works with an organization called Kid Koders, which is a non profit that teaches coding to Black youth in D.C.  

Birthplace: Ivory Coast, Africa

Cheik met Kaymar and Efehi while attending Cal Poly Pomona but joined the team after college to improve their website design.  Cheik also works with an organization called Kid Koders, which is a non profit that teaches coding to Black youth in D.C.  

cheik kone

Web Design | Owner