Dsenyo is a social enterprise. We believe business is a powerful way to address social and economic problems. Countless challenges confront creative people in Malawi, Africa as they try to build their businesses, practice their craft & support their families.
After living in Malawi, artist Marissa Perry Saints founded Dsenyo to create opportunity for hard-working, African women and artisans. Dsenyo offers hand-crafted bags and accessories that celebrate African textile design. We follow Fair Trade principles working to create maximum benefit for the women, artisans & communities in which we work.
Arielle - Boulder, CO
I love my two Hobo bags! There were so many great styles to choose from that I couldn’t pick just one. The Hobo bag is the perfect size to fit everything I need and yet it never feels too heavy or bulky. I feel great wearing my Hobos and knowing that by doing so I am helping empower women in Africa. I have also given friends and family Dsenyo bags as gifts and they love them too! It seems like there is a style and pattern for everyone. Plus, I love how sturdy they are and that they are eco-friendly. When you have one on, you just know that it is designed to last for years.
Marissa shares her vision for Dsenyo. Learn more about her passion to create jobs for women and artisans in Malawi and how you can help.
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