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.

Happy Weaving Enterprise

Navrongo, Upper East Region, Ghana

We have been working with weaver and social entrepreneur Elizabeth for over 5 years and are very happy to call her a friend and now part of the Social. Urban. Nature family. Together we dream big and take small but steady steps towards our common goals.

Promise Cooperative

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.

Baobab School For Trade and Traditional Arts

Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana

With our partner Baobab School For Trade and Traditional Arts in Cape Coast, we promote vocational training for young adults and thus create new perspectives.

Craft Hill Company LTD

Accra, Ghana

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.

Cofatex Tissage

Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Madame Sakandé is the manager of the weaving mill Cofatex (Tissage), which produces the epitome of the Burkinabe textile “Faso Danfani” (i.e. woven, dyed yarn). Stripes are the trademark of the hand-made Danfani fabric.

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.

Moses Buernotey

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.