About Us

A chance meeting between two Ghanaian women, in a Venice, California restaurant led to the creation of Amba. The name, which means “seed” in Fanti, a language spoken in Ghana, West Africa, embodies the principles that we live by. Everything starts out as a small seed, and with proper nurturing, can achieve limitless potential. 
Our goal is to design home products using the beautiful textiles created in the continent of Africa, and to share pictures, stories and the history behind these rich textiles. 

Our mission is to purchase only quality, authentic fair trade textiles sold by trusted and verified vendors. 

Essie Blankson-Turner & Jessi Ashanti