As part of our transparency, we seek to provide you (the supporter, the consumer) with updates on how our work affects the producers. Our social impact report is intended to provide you with a window into the lives of the artisans and the power of being conscious consumers.
Our store within a store. Dsenyo's new retail space opening Sept. 26. More on the blog...
Some say that the handwritten note has become passé, but like the resurgent trend of canning food, we find that cards are making a new appearance as well. Who doesn't like to receive a note in the mail, handwritten by a friend?
Steve Carrell put it well when he said:
"Sending a handwritten letter is becoming such an anomaly. It's disappearing. My mom is the only one who still writes me letters. And there's something visceral about opening a letter - I see her on the page. I see her in her handwriting."
We agree - it is very personal with that as-if-the-person-is-present touch.
What if we told you another person is present on the page? Someone besides the letter's author? More on the blog...
Our new and timeless fall collection - evoking various ideas about time. Take a look...
Dsenyo is a social enterprise partnering directly with artisan communities in Malawi, Zambia, and Brazil. We enable women to become economically empowered through the sale of fair trade gifts and ethical fashion. We believe business can be a powerful source for social and economic change.
After living in Malawi, artist Marissa Perry Saints founded Dsenyo in 2009 to create opportunity for hard-working, African women and artisans. Since then, we have expanded our reach and currently work with over 100 artisans across three countries who inspire further change in their communities.
Dsenyo connects artisans to the global marketplace and shares personal, authentic stories of social impact to build a global tribe of artisans, entrepreneurs, and individuals who care about sustainability and style. Dsenyo is committed to fair trade principles and provides artisans and customers with the resources to build a better world.
Dsenyo is one of the many fair trade companies affiliated with the Fair Trade Federation, an organization that aspires to address social and economic problems through business endeavors. We strictly adhere to Fair Trade principles, provide fair wages, help sustain the environment, and empower the communities we work with.
As a responsible business, Dsenyo works to have a positive impact on people and the planet. Dsenyo uses materials that have minimal impact to the environment, including jute, buriti palm, and repurposed materials, and assist our partners with sourcing locally . In our US operations, we use 100% recycled paper and avoid printing by distributing communications digitally.
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You too can join our tribe and follow Dsenyo’s journey. Dsensyo founder Marissa shares her vision for our company and the future our partners may have through our combined efforts. Learn more about her passion to create jobs for women and artisans in Malawi and find out how you can help empower women and join us in building a better world.
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What better way to check out our fair trade goods than by seeing and trying them on in person? Our wide selection of fair trade products and accessories are available in various locations in the United States and Canada. Click here to find a shop near you today.
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