Meet The Makers
We work closely with artisans, designers and cooperatives in order to build sustainable entrepreneurial structures, that can sustain communities. We exchange knowledge, skills and ideas. Together we develop unique, competitive products. By reusing existing resources and combining modern design with local aesthetics and traditional craftsmanship, we create extraordinary items that give our producers a real perspective and the buyer a strong voice against global exploitation structures.
Zubgo Sumbrungu, Northern Region, Ghana
The women’s cooperative, which we co-founded, focuses on the reinterpretation of basket weaving techniques, that have a long tradition in Ghana. This valuable knowledge is fine art that is passed on from generation to generation.
Justice Opoku Abora
Justice works as a tailor and has many years of experience in the field of clothing and textile production through his own small start-up company. We appreciate his attention to detail, his openness to new ideas and his integrity.
Xoomba – Organic Yarn Dyers
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Heather, the founder of Xoomba, has specialised in the production of pure organic yarns with her own start-up in Burkina Faso. She uses a specially developed dyeing technique to avoid the pollution of ground water.
Beadmaker in Adumase Krobo, Ghana
Moses has been active in the production of glass beads for years. He has a great talent and thinks offensively. Together we develop new products, which follow an innovative design language and are all made from recycled materials.
Tsatoe Batik Center
Woadze Tsatoe, Volta Region, Ghana
In June 2016, the village of Woadze Tsatoe inaugurated its newly built Batik Training Center and started producing high quality batik fabrics.
Self Help and Empowerment is the spirit of this cooperation.