About Us

Welcome to ADJOAA!
We’re so glad you’re here.

ADJOAA is a curated marketplace for premium fashion and lifestyle brands by African and black diaspora designers. We are founded on growing community and driving social change; for good.

We are proud to host a unique and talented collective of premium designers, and to celebrate the curiosity, complexity, and craft-person-ship of African and Black diaspora designers; as innovators and curators of discerning taste and specialty wares.

We are looking to revolutionize the fashion industry by tackling systemic barriers and building a global platform where curators, creators, writers, and image-makers from underrepresented backgrounds will have their creative perspectives realised. We welcome you to join us on this journey.

Our Purpose

We believe that designers of African descent deserve more equity in the world of premium fashion and that their craft and expertise should be accessible to a wider audience.
We also believe that the narrative of African makers and designers belongs to them, and we wish to share it while leading the way for socially conscious businesses. We do this by supporting 30+ emerging sustainable designers from around the African continent, and in the diaspora, to connect with conscientious, progressive consumers.

Our Mission

To spotlight and elevate designers of African descent and to build transformative solutions for the African fashion ecosystem while contributing to positive social change on a local, regional and global level.
We exist to demystify the monolithic narrative about African and black people, by challenging the fashion buyers and global customers to discover and fall in love with consciously and thoughtfully-made brands from the Continent of Africa and the diaspora.

Our Vision

To be the trusted go-to customer-centered online marketplace for consumers to find well-made, stylish and great value premium fashion and lifestyle brands.

Our Team

We are a small but tight-knit team of four—based across locations in Australia, New Zealand and Ghana—hustling to set up an e-commerce platform that supports African-descent designers to achieve equity by gaining access to fashion markets in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and across regional Africa.

Internships

We are looking for ambitious, self-starting and dedicated individuals with a ‘’can do’’ attitude to fill several internship positions with ADJOAA. The ability to work remotely, independently and as part of a collaborative team is desired.

We welcome anyone looking to build their portfolio as well as those with prior work experience to apply.

Available Positions

Available positions in each of the roles listed below:

Junior Buyers: Commercial Mens, Commercial Womens, Accessories and Lifestyle Products.

- Content and Social Media : Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, Virtual Marketing, copywriters (fashion, beauty, skincare, home decor), Ecommerce & SEO.

- Graphic Designers: Graphic designer for presentation design and social media content.

- Marketing & Communication: PR, Brand Marketing, Partnerships, Events and Promotions.

- Operational Excellence: Order Fulfilment, Inventory Management, Client Relations, Logistics & Supply Chain, Customer Experience.

- Creative Production: Visual Merchandisers/product styling, Stylists, Photographers, Videographers and Production Assistants.

Preferred Requirements

Ideal candidates must be currently enrolled in a university and eligible to receive course credit. Interns must have a strong interest and/or experience in fashion design, marketing, branding, print design, entrepreneurship and e-commerce and preferably majoring in any of the following:

- Business and Commerce degree, Creative writing and publishing, Journalism, E-commerce and Merchandising, Logistics and Supply chain and Web development.

- Fashion, Public Relations, Communication, Digital Marketing, Engineering and development studies.

Our organisation is about diversity, representation and achieving equity and consistent with those values, we are looking for students from diverse backgrounds and people from minority backgrounds are especially encouraged.

Benefits

- Gain industry experience at an emerging startup.

- Develop your communication, interpersonal, time management and project-related skills.

- Receive mentoring support, letters of recommendation and opportunity for future work.

- Hands-on learning in a collaborative and supportive environment.

- Receive exclusive shop credits

How To Apply

If interested, please email to ADJOAA at hello@adjoaa.com and attach a copy of your CV/Portfolio and include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Interviews will take place over Zoom or Google Meet.
- Job Type: Volunteer Internships; for course credit/unit
- Schedule: Flexible but must be available to work evenings and some weekends at their availability.
- Duration: A minimum of 3 months, preferably 3 days a week or 10-15 hours/week.
- Location: Fully Remote. We have teammates in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Sub-saharan Africa.

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