Handmade, African-inspired, made in Gambia

Denver, Colorado On Etsy since 2017

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Handmade, African-inspired, made in Gambia

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    About Misira

    Sales 145
    On Etsy since 2017

    Handmade, African-inspired, made in Gambia

    Misira (@shopmisira) Etsy Shop was founded in 2017 to increase access to education for women and girls in Gambia through the equitable trade of handmade, African-inspired fashion.

    Equity and creativity are the foundations of our brand:

    - at each point in our design and production process our artisans are treated equitably and with respect,

    - empowering them to handcraft authentic Ankara wax 100% cotton fabrics in unique and bold styles that inspire.

    A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these products are invested back into communities in Gambia, to fund education, gender equality and empowerment initiatives. Young women and girls in Gambia face additional barriers when it comes to access to education: including disproportionate domestic responsibilities, cultural and societal constraints and inequalities in educational policies and practices.

    We believe that education is an essential human right, but also a critical component of economic development and sustainability. The way we treat our children is a reflection of who we are as a society - and a skilled and knowledgeable community is the precursor to socio-economic development. Access to education not only empowers young women and girls to realize their highest potential as individuals, but also contributes to a more sustainable and just world.

    Production partners

    • Madre Yerba

      Madison, WI

      Our goal is to operate a "No Waste" production workshop meaning that even small pieces of fabric are used creatively and sustainably. We have teamed up with Madre Yerba (Madison, WI) who makes beautiful African fabric earrings and accessories - check her out on Etsy or on Instagram @madreyerba

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