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Buy Jamaica, wear Jamaican too!

Published:Monday | May 3, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Latoya Grindley, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is filled with talent that spans diverse fields. The raw talent that many Jamaicans possess can easily put them on par with some of the well known top achievers internationally. And one area where there is remarkable talent is in the fashion industry which, over the years, has been growing exceptionally.

Empress Mullings and Nadia Stanley, owners of Stanley & Empress, a fashion and accessory boutique, believe in promoting locally made items that reflect talent, quality and creativity. And according to Stanley, about 90 per cent of the store's stock comes from local designers.

Open the doors of the boutique and automatically you are swept away by the number of locally made pieces that are superbly crafted and full of life, even just hanging there waiting to be purchased.

The boutique is definitely one that showcases top quality locally made pieces that will get you noticed for all the right reasons. So if you dare to stand out in the crowd, in an attractive yet uncommon and natural way, then Stanley & Empress is a sure stop for you.

This week, the spotlight is turned on handmade fashion accessories. From very bold and eye-catching rings made out of coconut shells, to the very different and stylish hand bags made from raw materials and the nature-inspired earrings, Stanley & Empress boutique boasts locally made accessories, reflecting raw talent and edginess.