A little History

At Melia By Jade, we work predominantly with the Adire, Batik, Tie Dye fabrics. The art is created on a backdrop of fabrics such as Brocade, Linen, Chiffon, Silk, Satin, amongst other fabrics.

This is an ancient cloth-making tradition that dates back centuries from the Western part of Nigeria-Abeokuta in Ogun State precisely. The fabrics are all hand dyed using a combination of local and imported dyes. The technique is labor-intensive and primitive, but the end result is a unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-made product that is authentic to the wearer. 

When you purchase adire, you not only get a piece of clothing, you get history. You get authenticity. You get a one-off! Now imagine getting adire that has been crafted into a Melia By Jade piece...you not only get what we refer to as "wearable art", you definitely get a piece of sexy too!!!