Textile Maker - FA-KM-GH-05
Textiles / Posted 6 months ago / 75 views
This USA company works in Ghana with a team of 50 weavers, working from both Volta and Ashanti regions.
Set up after encountering Kente weavers in 2012 the founder realised a lot of local Kente weavers struggled to get markets for their products. He went ahead to start the company out of his love for arts and culture and above all his passion to help economically empower local Kente weavers.
They built this as a social enterprise in the production of high quality original Kente products. They do this by forming partnerships with various weaving associations in Ghana who create Kente through the same traditional means by which it was first woven centuries ago. This means they handcraft and design everything: thread, colour, pattern, weaving, and seaming, ultimately leaving the consumer with an authentic, quality product that confers royal heritage.
They align their work with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and they work with various weaving communities in Ghana, creating newer and wider markets for them through the global customer base the company has. This is ultimately to help to economically empower the weavers and give them a better livelihood (SDG 8). For every product purchased 1 cedi is donated to their partner companies to help promote Health (SDG 3), Education (SDG 4) and Climate Action (SDG 13)
They work with other artisans to make high quality kente fabrics, stoles and trims as well as innovative products such as clothing and accessories to meet current market needs.
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Services offered includes:
|Made to Order – bespoke production|