I am excited to share with you about Vicki Vasilopoulos' newest piece, an inspiring documentary about American women volunteers finding purpose and passion through their work with non-profit Little Dress for Africa. Not only will some of her filming take place in Malawi, but Dsenyo items have been included as donor perks on her Indiegogo campaign.
This week we are honored to have Katherine Lariscy, from One I Love, as a guest blogger. She has been a great supporter of Dsenyo, and we're honored to be included in her collection of curated artisan goods. Read on to learn more about her passion for artisan crafts and a little history behind artistry
Our founder, Marissa, reflects on this past year and things she is particularly grateful for this season. More on the blog...
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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