FROM AFRICA TO THE WORLD.
LOVE DOT aims to become the go-to destination for thoughtfully curated, one-of-a-kind, ethically made apparel, jewelry, and lifestyle brands made in collaboration with artisans around the world.
From Johannesburg to Toronto, we are using ethical fashion to boost communities and connect style-obsessed shoppers to the beauty in the world.
We are on a mission to make artisan brands the most desirable brands in the world.
What's in a name? Well, A LOT.
LOVE DOT was founded in 2019 by Nneka Ude, a Chicago-based entrepreneur and advertising executive - with a passion for travel, fashion, and culture. LOVE DOT, in both name and entity, is a tribute to her mother, Dorothy Dudley, who would, at times, affectionately refer to herself as "Dot."
A doting mother, daughter and burgeoning world traveler, Dorothy's life was interrupted by cancer in 2016 before she and Nneka could finally put her passport to good use. Dorothy's love for unique, well-crafted statement pieces is the passion that fuels the business. LOVE DOT is meant to reflect all the places in the world that "Dot" would have loved to experience, but didn't have the time and opportunity to do so. The spirit of Nneka's mother lives on through the brand.