Loza Maleombho: Doing Good and Looking Good!

I first heard about Loza Maleombho when she showed at Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012, and I fell in love with her modernist take on traditional textiles. And now my love deepens as she has launched an admirable and very innovative campaign to 're-brand African made apparel and empower Ivorian women'. The campaign aims to raise $100,000 which will provide Loza Maleombho the funds to provide full time employment on a fair wage for ten Ivorian women , a renovated workspace as well as ongoing training programs on cutting, sewing and pattern assembly. The benefits of a scheme like this are that not only does it empower the women involved but it enriches those around them. A woman in a full time job can improve the quality of life in her home and invest in her children's education. And as we all know through education, grand things can be achieved!
Loza Maleombho Spring 2012 Collection
Loza Maleombho Spring 2012 Collection

I am very excited about this project as it could potentially re imagine the way young African designers produce their collections. With a little help, ethical fashion becomes a serious possibility that not only helps boost creative industry in the continent but supports rather than pillages the community. So please give what you can and learn more by clicking on this link here http://www.indiegogo.com/lm4women or the widget on the side! Don't be put off by the dollar signs, this is an international thing so your Nairas are welcome. There are also perks attached to donations, e.g this stunning gold plated AKAN ring for donations over $110. Let's all give a little back this summer, doing good while looking good!!
Minimum Donation $110 for AKAN Ring
Minimum Donation $200 for NOMAD Trousers
Minimum Donation $500 for INGA Jacket