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Osei-Duro

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Osei-Duro

13 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   We're pleased to announce we're back on Etsy, with new Summer items in store. Each piece is handmade in Ghana using traditional textiles & treatments. So when you buy an item from us, you're supporting the artisan handicraft movement in Ghana!

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Last updated on Jun 28, 2016

We're pleased to announce we're back on Etsy, with new Summer items in store. Each piece is handmade in Ghana using traditional textiles & treatments. So when you buy an item from us, you're supporting the artisan handicraft movement in Ghana!

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Anonymous on May 2, 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Anonymous on Apr 30, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress! Seller was very communicative and I received the item very quickly.

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Anonymous on Apr 17, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This didn't quite work out for me, but the seller was an excellent communicator and refunded my money immediately. Beautiful items, will return.

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About

About Osei-Duro

Based in Los Angeles, CA, and Accra, Ghana, Osei-Duro uses traditional textile techniques to produce contemporary garments. The company is passionate about supporting local apparel industries and works to develop sustainable garment production in emerging market countries. Osei-Duro proudly promotes an international exchange of ideas and information.

Osei-Duro only works directly with seamstresses and tailors who can negotiate their own needs, or with very small factories where we have direct contact with all the workers and can inquire about their pay and treatment. At every opportunity, we choose products made in Ghana and surrounding countries over those that are imported from outside the continent. This includes everything from the waxprint we use to the rice we eat.

We pay our employees a fair wage (much higher than Ghana’s minimum wage), and teach employees transferable skills such as photography, weaving, quality control etc. We negotiate pay advances for things like health care and school fees. We implemented a project to drastically reduce our fabric wastage – we have developed a textile for home décor that uses the remnants of our cutting scraps. Environmentally, we try to be aware of each little thing we do – for instance, our ceramic water filter in the office drastically reduced our consumption of pure water sachets!

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Shop members
  • Molly Keogh & Maryanne Mathias

    Owner

    The genesis of Osei-Duro can be traced back to high school, when Maryanne and Molly became friends in twelfth grade at the Vancouver Waldorf School and bonded over fashion and culture.

  • Lee Dekel

    Ghana Country Manager

    Lee started with Osei-Duro as an intern and quickly moved up the ranks to become the Ghana Country Manager.

  • Martha, Kwaku, & Dorcas

    Assistant

    Kwaku, Martha and Dorcas are the QC front line who also pick up all kinds of other slack. From research and development to coordinating fabrics and notions, to quality control at every step, to shipping and receiving, our Ghana team make it happen.

  • Nana Saah

    Creator, Batiker

    In previous lives Nana has been a compliance officer for an anti-corruption organization, and also an actor. He gave up those careers to start a more flexible and profitable #batik and screen printing home business.

  • Tsitsa Design Studio

    Sewing Studio

    Tsitsa Design Studio belongs to Gabonese designer and businesswoman Treicy. An atelier with quality at the heart of their work, Treicy and her tailors Farouk, Sisi and Ibrahim are always happy to take on new challenges.

  • Bawah

    Sewer

    Bawah and his Togolese assistant Mustafa run a small tailoring workshop not far from our studio. They make most of Osei-Duro’s bags and outerwear. Bawah is a skilled tailor who trained in Senegal, and a devout Muslim.

Manufacturers
  • Tsitsa Clothing

    Accra, Ghana

    Tsitsa Clothing belongs to Gabonese designer and businesswoman Treicy Bagnena. The brand has expanded to produce quality garments for other local and international designers. Tsitsa’s quality is spot on.

  • Nana Saah - Batik Printer

    Greater Accra, Ghana

    In previous lives Nana has been a compliance officer for an anti-corruption organization, and also an actor. He gave up those careers to start a more flexible and profitable batik and screen printing home business.

  • Bawah and Mustafa - Tailors

    Accra, Ghana

    Bawah and his Togolese assistant Mustafa run a small tailoring workshop not far from our studio. They make most of Osei-Duro’s bags and outerwear. Bawah is a skilled tailor who trained in Senegal, and a devout Muslim.

  • Bannor - Brass Caster

    Kumasi, Ghana

    Brass is custom cast by Bannor, using the lost wax technique, in a Village near Kumasi.

  • Jewelry Finisher

    Los Angeles, CA, United States

    Courtney finishes the rough brass pieces that were cast in Ghana. She tumbles them, makes them shiny, and adds the finishing touches such as clasps and chains.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 19, 2016
Welcome! Based in Los Angeles, CA, and Accra, Ghana, we use traditional textile techniques to produce contemporary garments. We're passionate about supporting local apparel industries and works to develop sustainable garment production in emerging market countries. We proudly promotes an international exchange of ideas and information.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Osei-Duro accepts payments via Paypal. If you would like to pay another way please contact us and we can try to accommodate your method.
Shipping
We ship with Canada Post or USPS. All items are shipped with tracking and insurance.

Expected Delivery Times:
US & Canada - 7 - 9 days
Everywhere Else - country specific

Osei-Duro is not accountable for any duty or customs charges that may occur in your packages shipment.

Osei-Duro is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

If you would like to pay for a private carrier (DHL, Fed Ex, UPS) and receive your item faster please contact us directly
Refunds and Exchanges
We want to make sure that you are happy with your purchase from Osei-Duro. For online purchases we offer refunds, ex- changes or store credit on all items that have not been worn, washed or altered. All items must be returned within 14 days from date of purchase. Returns must have all original tags and a copy of your invoice in order to receive the refund or exchange, no exceptions. Please indicate on the back of your invoice the reason of your return and if you would prefer a store credit or refund to your credit card.

Your account will be credited within 5 days of receipt less any shipping costs incurred. You will be emailed a confirmation once the transaction goes through. If goods are not available for exchange, you will be reimbursed. All transactions will be refunded in the original payment method.

All sale items, jewelry, undergarments and swimwear are final sale and cannot be returned.

Please note, shipping costs are non-refundable. Customers are responsible for all return shipping charges. In the case that an item was faulty or damaged, the customer will be reimbursed for return shipping charges.

Please note that we do not accept liability for shipping loss or damage of returned goods. Osei-Duro will not refund international duties and taxes. For more information on reclaiming, please contact your local customs bureau.

Please send all returns to:

Osei-Duro
PO BOX 861142
Los Angeles, CA, 90086
USA
Additional policies and FAQs
WHOLESALE:
We do accept wholesale orders. Please contact us with your store information and we can discuss your order.