Zuri - just one dress
One cut, many prints.
By sourcing from East Africa-based manufacturers, they hope to contribute to the regeneration of a local industry, helping to create jobs and opportunities that have all but disappeared.
Basha's high quality, unique kantha products are handmade by at-risk women and survivors of human sex trafficking in Bangladesh. The women artisans complete a training and rehabilitation program prior the beginning work.
African wax prints
The wax prints are part of a nonverbal way of communication among African women, and hereby they carry their message out into the world. The textile carries a powerful symbol on the changing tides of culture, politics and trade. Inspired by the beauty, we're also keen on the opportunity they offer to create social and economic change.
Practicing a Rwandan weaving technique, the artisans use a needle and thread to wrap hand-dyed strands of agave plant around bunches of sweetgrass to create durable baskets in an impressive range of patterns and colors. Depending on the size and shape, each basket can take one weaver anywhere from 60-70 hours to make.
Repurposed saris are layered on each other and hand-stitched to make a thin quilt. Kanthas tell a story of Bangladesh and lives made new with those unique pairings, bold prints and bright colours. There is only one Kantha looking like yours. Kanthas can be used to curl up on the couch, laid across your bed or even hung on your wall.
Kanthas from basha
Basha’s vision is to continue to grow as long as there are women in Bangladesh in need of dignified work. Basha dreams of a day when women are not at risk of exploitation and don’t live in fear.shop here
handmade of vintage saris
Curl up on the couch, lie across the end of your bed or even hang on your wallView products
Baskets from Indego Africa
Indego Africa is supporting the integrity of artisan-made goods and creating opportunities for the women who make them.View products