Founded in 2019 by Ogechi Harry, and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, ụlọ offers unique, African-influenced, ethically-made bedding and other homewares. ụlọ means home In Ogechi’s native language, Igbo, “ụlọ” means one’s home or house, but it also means proverbially, the place where one comes from. "Home is the backdrop to our memories and the place where stories live." The search for more When Ogechi was expecting her first child, she wanted to decorate the nursery with African-inspired bedding and home décor but all she could find was the typical cliché safari theme with the usual suspects - the lion, monkey, and elephant. “I wanted something that offered a more modern and diverse portrayal of Africa that reflected African experiences influenced by a global perspective. We and the continent are more complex than a safari.” Recognizing this void in the market, Ogechi decided to change the narrative. She created ụlọ to convey the diversity of African perspectives through inspiring, premium homewares for those who, like her, appreciate a home style that reflects a global perspective. Making a difference At ụlọ, we are passionate about doing good. We strive to provide the highest quality products that are toxin-free, benefit communities, respect and preserve traditional artisanal processes, and are good for the environment.
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