Inspired By Refugees

We are continually inspired by the stories of our artisans - the journey they have endured and the beautiful pieces they have handcrafted.

Some of the artisans we work with are refugees. Their courage, strength and perseverance is heartening, but what inspires us most is their contribution to economic independence and resilience to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Our artisan partner WomenCraft, based out of Ngara in Tanzania, is doing incredible work to bring together refugees affected by civil war through the art of weaving. We are honoured to be working with them and share the remarkable stories of Josephine, Esperance and Nyamvura, Burundian refugee artisans who weave whilst living in the Mtendeli Camp in Tanzania.

Even though the camp has offered them a safe haven, they continue to make unimaginable sacrifices. Their stories share hope, solidarity and empowerment and their identity as humans - not refugees. These women are skilled craftspeople, mothers, daughters, friends, leaders and change makers, and in our minds - the real life superheroes.

The opportunity to work and earn a living is one of the most effective ways refugees can rebuild their lives in dignity and peace. We hope this video and the stories will inspire you as much as they've inspired us.



Continue on to read ESPERANCE'S and NYAMVURA'S inspiring stories