The name Cecil and the story behind the name have touched on a lot of heart strings over the past couple of weeks. The thought of poaching these beautiful animals stirs the pot. And even greater, the pleasure that someone gets from such an act provokes a lot of anger and outcry.
We feel the need to respond to this recent news. The story of Cecil brings attention to work that is being done and work that needs support.
Our work as a company focuses on economic opportunities for artisans in communities where jobs are scarce. This mission has taken our work to rural Zambia where not only do we find people struggling for work, we also find that this work involves a collaboration between people and wildlife. Read more...
We carry a unique line of jewelry by Mulberry Mongoose. It's so unique and powerful that we went on to create a collaborative extension of the line through our Design for Change competition, and today we offer both the Zimba and the Snare Wire Twist collections.
So, what makes the snare wire jewelry so unique? Read on here...
Imagine this. We are driving down a road where children are running around, teens are hanging out in clumps and adults are moving around the mix. It's a bustling Saturday night.
In the distance, a group of kids are playing football (soccer). The evening feels energized.
As we continue driving, the night gets darker. Whilst the energy of the night resumes, there is something striking about the scene. It's dark with simple silhouettes simply illuminated by candles and kerosene lamps. The only place lit by electricity on this main road is the local gas station. Read more...
Last fall Dsenyo held the Design for Change competition to raise awareness for the poaching crisis in the South Luangwa Valley, Zambia - an area known to be one of the last remaining strongholds for large carnivores (lion, leopard, cheetah, African wild dog and hyaena)...
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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