Hamaji Studio

Shadow Linen Dress in Mustard (Made To Order)

£125.00

Description

This is the summer piece we are living in. Loose fitting milk maiden style dress. Structured bell sleeves with decorative panels. A gathered collar and front ties. Hand made in rural Kenya in 100% linen. One size fits most and looks great belted as well.

Made to order for delivery in three weeks. 

Sustainability

artisanal production

Artisanal

charitable giveback

Charitable Giveback

hand made

Hand Made

natural fibres

Natural Fibres

Option in checkout of 4 fortnightly payments of £31.25 with Clearpay

The Story Behind Hamaji

Reigning from the East coast of Africa, Hamaji was born in Kenya in 2017 by designer Louise Neoma Sommerlatte. Their collections support local artisan families throughout the country with focus on woman empowerment in rural Kenya. Each piece is made with care in a workshop on the foot hills of Mount Kenya. All materials are sourced around the world- from spice trade markets in the middle East to nomadic desert festivals in northern Africa. Hamaji try to up-cycle collected vintage where possible, and otherwise use sustainably sourced natural fibres.

Hamaji sustainable ethical handmade artisan dresses

Designed and curated by Louise; hand crafted by local Kenyan artisans.

Hamaji sustainable ethical handmade artisan dresses

These collections support local artisan families throughout the country with focus on woman empowerment in rural Kenya.

Hand crafted by local Kenyan artisans.

All of Hamaji gets stitched together at a small collective in Nanyuki called Mitumba Arts. It consists of 20 local artisans working together, mostly in creating items made from second hand clothes found at the ‘mitumba market’. All the profits are collectively shared between the artists consisting of tailors, upholsters, hand beaders and painters.

The Embroidery is done by a small group of 4 artisans that Hamaji work closely with in the Ngara slum of Nairobi; together they design and create the embroidery patterns, encouraging their creativity and supporting their small business in the mean time.

 

Hamaji sustainable ethical handmade artisan dresses

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