By Phoebe Parke, CNN
(CNN) Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has launched a “Wear Nigerian” campaign, for which she’ll wear mostly Nigerian brands for her public appearances in a bid to support local designers.
“In the past few weeks, I’ve bought more Nigerian brands than I ever have in the past,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
“I’ve discovered new names. I’ve been filled with admiration for the women and men running their businesses despite the many challenges they face.
“I’m particularly interested in ‘inward-looking’ brands, those for whom dressing Nigerian women is as important as other goals.”
Her outfits are being documented on an Instagram page managed by her nieces, Chisom and Amaka.
Here are six of the brands Chimamanda is wearing, and the stories behind them.