DIVERSITY | CULTURES | FAMILIES
Emmanuel & Tani Boateng are the owners of Ahenfo LLC dba United People Apparel (UPA) which was inspired by their experiences growing up in Jamaica and Ghana and later immigrating to the United States.
While growing up in Ghana, Emmanuel was taught to embrace his culture’s past, present and future. Honoring those who came before and allowing their strength and perseverance to be a guiding light to his future.
While growing up in Jamaica, Tani was taught to embrace the same principles as her husband but the one thing that always stood in the center of all the principles was her country's motto, “Out of Many One People.”
A passion for sharing culture as a way to bring people together is at the core of their entrepreneurial spirits. Migrating to the US opened an unknown door for us. Growing up in the US as immigrants, we faced many challenges and obstacles that somehow groomed us into who we are today.
UNITED PEOPLE APPAREL
United People Apparel a.k.a. UPA, a clothing brand rooted in the things that unites us all.
QUALITY . FIT . STYLE at the core of each product.
Our design process is inspired by the unification of all people by common decency and the positive global impact it would bear in multi-cultural advancement.
Uniting people through fashion. ONE PEOPLE . ONE FASHION . UPA
They say descended from greatness. Renowned in Strength, Wisdom, and Purpose, they called us AHENFO (ah hen foh).
Ahenfo, a term coined to describe the expressions of ROYALTY through individuals that seeks to uplift and enhance cultures. Ahenfo profoundly encourages noble living by creating designs that champions our exclusivity while celebrating distinctions.
ROYALTY. FIT . STYLE at the core of each product.
Ahenfo originates from our deepest desire to bring awareness of who we truly are as people; Kings and Queens of our destiny.
Our mission here at UPA is to celebrate the diverse beauty of families and cultures throughout the world. Inspiring UNITY through the heart of HUMANITY one garment at a time.
Our Core Values
Here at United People Apparel,
are the clearly stated principles about our
company’s vision, mission, and principles. Our
core values align everyone around a guiding
philosophy to serve employees, customers,
and the broader community.
UPA family, consumers, and community must be treated with fairness & dignity. Embracing great opportunities for a fulfilling life.
We are passionate about the success of our customers, work family, and community.
With respect & teamwork, we recognize individual differences as strength.
We act responsibly towards our work family, customers, brands, and our community.
Courage is the value that gives us the moral and mental strength to do what is right, even in the face of personal and professional adversity.
Quality is one of the strongest pillars of our core. From customer service to the apparels, we continually improve our quality standard in order to deliver the best to our customers.
We powerfully work together as we can achieve better results through UNITY.
We believe RESPECT to each other will guide us in all our decisions.