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(Rochester Democrat and Chronicle) — Nita Brown came to Rochester a decade ago to work for Eastman Kodak Co. after earning her MBA from Georgetown University. In her own warddrobe, she has always combined styles from Ghana with Western influences, and people would often stop her on the street and ask her where she purchased her clothing. Two close friends encouraged her to start a design business.  She left Kodak in 2004 and actually started two businesses: MansaWear, her design company, and a travel company called Red Sandal Tours. She stays in Rochester because she wants to raise her daughter, Mansa, here.  Ghanians have a very distinct sense of style that’s different from other parts of Africa, Brown says. The clothes are form-fitting and figure-flattering.

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