Our Materials

At OyaAbeo, we believe in buying less and enjoying longer. All our products are made with 100% Nigerian cotton that is produced and sourced locally. To ensure sustainability in our process, we work with local retailers, artisans and other collaborators from all over Nigeria. 

Explore our preferred materials, packaging, and practices below.


F is for Funtua — 100% NIGERIAN COTTON 

Our products are made with Funtua. A cotton fabric named after the town in Katsina state (Northern Nigeria) where cotton is grown and spun. The cotton yarns are woven at the Funtua textile mill; that has been established since the 70s, into an extremely breathable, soft and durable fabric which is then dyed make you these beautiful textiles. Despite Nigeria being synonymous with textiles like ankara, and adire, our locally produced textile industry continues to experience decline due to importation.

The art of batik has been practiced in Southwestern Nigeria for at least a thousand years. We are honored to continue to preserve this important tradition while integrating contemporary design disciplines.


Our prints are transformed from digital illustrations developed in our studio to hand-drawn prints by our talented batik artist in Oshogo, a city in South Western Nigeria with a long legacy of hand printing.

Our prints are developed in our studio in Lagos, Nigeria. Underneath the concrete facade of this West African city is a tropical heartbeat. We have witnessed the city trade its flora and fauna which we remember vividly from our childhood, for an even more sprawling concrete metropolis. We felt the need to archive the flora and fauna of the city as watch it disappear.

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From or processes to the final products, it’s important to us to contribute to the ecosystem of the textile industry in Nigeria. In a nation with an over 35% unemployment rate, keeping textiles alive provides jobs for everyone on the supply chain from growers to textile mills. Producing with locally sourced materials that align with global sustainability standards is also very important in our process as it helps us curb the carbon footprint of imports.

Oya Abeo’s textiles are designed to survive 1000 washes. We want to be a delightful part of your every day. By cresting products like reusable napkins, tea towels and produce bags to help you reduce household waste. Every time you make an order, our packaging comes in a recyclable, kraft paper bag that is designed to be reused for gifting and other functional purposes.