The Story of hip hippos


hip hippos is a new, small woman-owned business that designs hip clothing styles with a special touch.We are a family run mother-daughter business bringing you everyday items with fresh design. Our logo is the hippo, a family totem from DRCongo in central Africa.

These designs reflect my life experiences and  are inspired by African Wax, my own woodcut prints, Italian life style, and American know-how. And many of my designs make a statement. I live in Italy and travel the world. 

Because we are new (and small), we will be working around the clock to create even more designs for you and a great website. Keep checking back with us as we add more items regularly.




The Spirit of the Hippo 



Christine Boya - Artist & Designer of many hip hippos items


As a designer of clothes and home items I like to use African Wax to represent  my African mind. I like to celebrate the beauty of Africa's abundance of art and culture. My work is available all over hip hippos on T shirts, crop tops, sweatpants, dresses, shoes, table cloths, pillows, tea towels and keepsake items.

My Fine Art uses techniques like: woodcut, acquatint, stencil, collage sewing, staining and printing to produce a group of variable editions and monoprints. My art work is available on a selection of cards, digitally printed posters which are framed and unframed.


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