Ulo is an African textile brand celebrating the joy, beauty and narrative of African textiles.
Ulo was founded by Dinzi Amobi, a British-Nigerian currently residing in Melbourne, who draws on her heritage to create a more thoughtful way of living, creating and curating simple, beautiful clothing, homeware and textiles.
Ulo sources vibrant textiles from Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. Dinzi collaborates with local artisans and textile vendors to offer a diverse collection of African textiles ranging from traditional African wax print cotton, commonly known as Ankara to bespoke handcrafted tie-dye textiles.
Ulo's fabric range is now available to purchase by the metre, and is suitable for soft furnishings, interior projects, clothing and upholstery.
ULO Store & Textile Showroom
Dinzi and her team recently opened Ulo Home, a retail store and textile showroom in Hawthorn, Melbourne.
Inspired by the traditional African market scene, Ulo Home is designed to enable customers to explore and experience the joy of Africa, whilst browsing it's extensive fabric, womens and home range.
Ulo Home is open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm.
Workshops and textile events take place in the upstairs showroom.
Most recently, Dinzi and the team have launched Ulo's custom service for the home - from bespoke lampshades to custom upholstery and soft furnishings, this service is customised to your home and living space.
Community, people, sustainability and a deep respect for heritage are fundamental to Ulo.
At Ulo, our goal is to grow and celebrate the joy of community through a shared love of textile, impeccable design and craftsmanship. Ulo means ‘home’ in the Nigerian dialect spoken by Dinzi and her family – it is with this spirit, that Dinzi and the team set out to create a home for Ulo’s community. From our textile artisans to our customers, those who cherish what we share and make – we take great joy in fostering the sense of community through story-telling, colour and craftsmanship.
People & Partners
Ulo’s vision is to find a place for African textiles in everyone’s home and everyday life. Dinzi and the team work with talented people both in Africa and in Melbourne to source and share the very best of African textiles. From local fabric vendors, textile artisans and cloth dyers to, local production houses, and our in-house retail and design team, you will not find a more passionate team dedicated to African textiles.
Passionate about ethical production and encouraging sustainable consumption, Dinzi and her team focus on creating small, unique collections. A combination of ready made collections and custom services, reinforces Ulo’s mission to make only what will be cherished.
Ulo has since been shortlisted for Emerging Designer by Australia's best online design blog; The Design Files and featured in several lifestyle and business publications including Home Beautiful, Tatler U.K., Forbes, Elle, Marie Claire Australia, and Broadsheet.