Social enterprise. Ethical fashion brand. Fair trade gifts company. This is Dsenyo, founded by Marissa Perry Saints - an artist, who after living in Malawi saw an opportunity to help the hard-working women she met better their lives and their communities.
Dsenyo creates jobs for over 1,000 individuals where work is scarce or nonexistent. They go beyond job creation, by encouraging the artisan communities to grow their businesses independently through vocational training and entrepreneurial skills development. They do this so the artist's future income can be sustainable and not based on a single partnership.
Pretty terrific, no? Top it off with environmentally friendly materials in gorgeous colors and I was...