Maasai Fashion Project

MAASAI FASHION PROJECT

Maasai Fashio Shop was born from a Human Centered Design workshop, where the women decided to change their economic activity from charcoal production (which pollutes and is the same thing that many Maasai women do) to create new products with their knowledge and skills based on the creation of handicrafts.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Loreto, project manager, had the opportunity to share a very important ceremony with several communities, where she observed that the fabric of the women's clothing is very different from the "shuka" of the men and the typical African fabric "Kitenge". He also noticed that the jewelry is very different from what is seen in the fairs or craft stores in the country. So when the women of the community expressed their interest in doing something with their skills, Loreto proposed to them to do something that has not been seen in the market: to combine the Maasai jewelry with the fabrics that they themselves use, to create new contemporary designs.

Maasai Women Shuka

How is this product different from the others?

The fabric designs are simple and tasteful for women of any country and when they are mixed with the maasai craft, they become a unique piece of art. In general the clothes with an african touch is based mainly in “kitenge”, colorfull fabrics with diferent designs. Designers use tu put pieces in jackets, t-shirts and pants. Our project is totally different, because the fabric that we use is the same one you can see that the maasai women are wearing in their daily life.

polera con artesania maasai

What is the status of the project?

The project is in the prototyping stage:

  • Competition search was reazalized.
  • Development of the first 4 models (prototype)
  • We are in search of commercial alliance with designer and seamstress.
  • Development of branding and advertising to publicize the project.

Is there any competition or similar projects?

To date the most similar project is Sidai, a jewelry store with modern designs based on Maasai culture, but it is only jewelry. In terms of fashion, all clothing sold uses the African fabric “kitenge” or pieces combined with other fabrics and on the internet we found ways to wear Maasai Shukas, but only with shukas with fabrics that men use.

MAASAI FASHIO SHOP FUNDRAISING

This project has been thoutg to be the main one that generate incomes in the village and the NGO. We expect to use this money to work in new projects to improve the life in the village.

HOW TO SUPPORT?

There are 3 options to support the project: donating, voluteering and sharing our project in your social media.

VOLUNTEERING

This is one of the projects you can volunteer. For this project we are looking for fashin designer, people who know how to sew, photographers, designers. If you are not related to this filds, check our other projects HERE.

For details contac us.

DONATE BY GOFUNDME

(Dona por GoFundme)

We invite you to visit our campaing in GoFundme to learn more about the project an donate here.

TRANSFER DONATION

(donaciĆ³n por transferencia)

Donations in EUR

Account holder

loreto andrea rocha godoy
BIC

TRWIBEB1XXX
IBAN

BE90 9673 1354 9432
Wise’s address

Avenue Louise 54, Room S52 Brussels 1050 Belgium

Donations in CLP (peso chileno)

Cuenta Vista Santander 7001772869

Rut: 16.675.229-9

Correo: info@maasaivolunteerinsolutions.com

Dontantions in USD

Account holder

loreto andrea rocha godoy
Routing number

084009519
Account number

9600004533915406
Account type

Checking
Wise’s address

30 W. 26th Street, Sixth Floor New York NY 10010 United States

Dontations in GBP

Account holder

loreto andrea rocha godoy
Sort code

23-14-70
Account number

20217514
IBAN

GB49 TRWI 2314 7020 2175 14
Wise’s address

56 Shoreditch High Street London E1 6JJ United Kingdom

Donations in AUSD

Account holder

loreto andrea rocha godoy
BSB code

802-985
Account number

712560586
Wise’s address

36-38 Gipps Street Collingwood 3066 Australia

Donations in CAND

Account holder

loreto andrea rocha godoy
Institution number

621
Account number

200110357452
Transit number

16001
Wise’s address

99 Bank Street, Suite 1420 Ottawa ON K1P 1H4 Canada