Basket weavers in Bolgatanga
We work with two weaving communities in Bolgatanga that are supervised by Simon and Dorcas who also run a charitable association supporting women’s health and education within the communities. The weaving of the lamps has been a great challenge allowing the weavers to earn more and develop their skills. All artisans are guaranteed good fair pay and we help them to develop their business alongside our own.
We commit 10% of our online sales to initiatives in the Weaving communities. In 2021 we focused on:
- Financial help with the creation of a weaving centre
- Training in making new products for disadvantaged communities.
- Christmas bonuses for all weavers
The Kente weavers in Volta Region
The Kente weaving association we work with is based in the Volta Region of Ghana and is tucked away outside the town of Ho, the Ewe Kente weavers are reknown for their tight luxury fabrics in colourful geometrics. The centre is run by Thompson a Master Weaver and chairman of the Kente Weaving association. In the centre he trains younger weavers and supervises the other master weavers in the community. He has partnered with a local tailor to finish our cushions.