DarajaImports.com Each and every one was made by women in a Malawian sewing collective. These skilled seamstresses work together to improve the quality of life for each other and their families. When you buy one these aprons, you are helping to support the empowerment of Malawian women through engagement in sustainable work, education and long-term opportunities.
This African fabric is lush 100% cotton with beautiful bright color wax prints.
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These aprons are special to begin with because they are handmade from start to finish. There may thus be some slight differences with the fabric design and final dimensions of the apron, making each apron truly unique.
Our partners are talented craftswomen in Malawi and make amazing fabric-based products. DarajaImports™ works to create sustainable jobs for women and men artisans in communities where opportunities are scarce or simply nonexistent. Each purchase supports their efforts to improve the lives of the local community there. These aprons were crafted by the ladies of Vipambi Women's Group, based in Mzuzu, Malawi.
Vipambi Women’s Group (Malawi) is a workshop with a mission to train women in business and sewing skills, enabling them to be more successful. Vipambi is located in Mzuzu, There is a stitching center and all quality assurance, packing, and exporting takes place here. The majority of women working at Vipambi have started their own tailoring businesses, and many have used earnings to send their children to university.