AfribbeanBaby was created in 2017 in Madison, WI by Nina Akli. When her daughter was about a year old, Nina could not find African print children's clothes in Madison, WI. She also went online to purchase but the prices were too expensive. She decided to make her own for her daughter. Nina and Alise would go to events all around town and people in the community wanted to purchase the outfits too and then AfribbeanBaby was born! She has since expanded to also include more boys clothes since the birth of her son JJ.