Fashion designer Jummy Salami: Made in Arizona

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 11:05am
Updated: Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:21pm

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Fashion designer Jummy Salami was raised in Nigeria, where she remembers sewing from a young age.

She came to the U.S. with her husband when he was in graduate school in 2012.

In her home country, she was a businesswoman. But here, she didn’t have a permit to work. So she got a sewing machine and started playing with it again.

Now, she’s running her own line, SiSi Aduke, and she recently received the Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards Emerging Designer award. It’s a mark of the passion and skill she brings to her designs.

The Show spoke with her to learn about her work.

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