Hi, it's Archel.
I passionately believe it’s possible to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can to uplift and change the world. An African fashion social entrepreneur by trade, I find beauty in everything around me. I have an especially unrelenting commitment to doing good while having fun.
A global citizen, I love West African attieke as much as I love sushi. When the Spice Girls sang of Girl Power, I took it to heart and soul. You can catch me watching college football and drinking wine. Most of all I’m about fashion, feminism, and family.
I’m excited to empower women to make a meaningful difference in their lives and the world around them. I take a strong stand for humanity. With faith, focus, and compassion, the possibilities are limitless.
Cheers to embarking on this journey together.
Wake up. Choose joy. Conquer sh*t.
Archel Bernard is owner of The Bombchel Factory and Mango Rags boutique in Monrovia, Liberia. She moved to the West African country after graduating from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. She now specializes in dreaming up contemporary African clothing, training disadvantaged women to sew her designs, and empowering the women to become self-sufficient.
Archel's mission in life took a significant turn amid the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia. She saw the devastation in a country she loved; a country still struggling to overcome civil war. Archel decided to open a factory to help the people of her ancestral homeland to rebuild. She named it The Bombchel Factory and herself, the Head Bombchel in Charge.
Archel has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, Al Jazeera, Essence, and other major news outlets. She is also a Richard Branson Scholar. Archel's successful Kickstarter campaign almost doubled its goal, laying the foundation for an exciting, fresh, ethical style company. She is a force. A visionary. A fashionista. But more than anything, Archel is a savvy and relentless business woman, determined to use her business to build lives.Grab Archel's Speaker Bio