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The DIOP Top, made of 100% wax print cotton, is the origin of our company. It is inspired by the custom shirts our co-founder Mapate’s mother would make for him. With prints and patterns inspired by the African diaspora, our clothes are made to be dressed up and down.
This pattern is inspired by Bogolanfini (or mud cloth), a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed with fermented mud that dates back to the 12th century. Though traditionally rendered in white on black, our pattern features a brighter navy that delivers what customers call a “neat, clean staple” to your closet.
Sizing & Care
DIOP is currently based around the Detroit metro area. We were founded in the City of Detroit, and hope to return in the near future.
Because it is a very common surname, there are several pronunciations of Diop. We go by "Dee-Ahp," written and stylized as "DIOP".
Diop is a common patronym from the Cayor region of Senegal. According to Wolof oral tradition, the name actually traces its origins back to present-day Sudan among the Nuer and Dinka people, where it is totemic, referring to the Grey Crowned Crane.
DIOP was founded by Evan Fried and Mapate Diop. The seed was first planted at a cookout in 2017 when Evan asked Mapate where his shirt was from. Following a successful crowdfunding campaign and completion of the Venture for America accelerator, DIOP released its first collection on September 20, 2018. You can read more about the origin of that shirt and the brand here.
While many of our products aren’t designed with specific body types in mind, we think our clothes look great on people of all shapes and sizes. We encourage everyone to give DIOP a try, no matter what you look like or how you identify.
We work with the highest quality manufacturers in Los Angeles, California, New York City, the Dominican Republic, and China to bring our ideas to life.
We regularly collaborate with a number of organizations and initiatives both locally and nationally who focus their attention on a broad range of civic and social issues. To learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We show our support for many organizations with time, money, resources, and in-kind donations.
Think of us as a part of a community, and don't hesitate to find any way to be a part of that community. Email us at email@example.com anytime with any questions, thoughts, or concerns. We look forward to connecting with you.
Please allow 1-3 days of processing before order is shipped (though most ship next weekday!).
Yes. 50% of the company is owned by Mapate. He is also a co-founder of the brand.
Returns & Exchanges
With the exception of masks and gaiters, any item ordered off our website is eligible for an exchange within 30 days of placing your order.
We do not allow returns or exchanges for orders shipped outside the United States of America.