I want to introduce you all to NaSuma. You may remember me writing about how I lived in Tanzania for 4 months, here.
While living in Tanzania I was fortunate enough to meet many amazing
local artisans & seamstresses. Many of these seamstresses now work
NaSuma was created in 2014 and is a socially
conscious fashion brand based out of Bagamoyo, Tanzania. NaSuma uses
handmade African fabrics to create unique dresses, skirts and tops.
NaSuma employs locals, and pays fair wages to all involved. The profits
from NaSuma are invested into a woman’s fund called Inua, which provides
education and business start-up support to women in Bagamoyo. How great
I am so thrilled to be able to help support NaSuma
by sharing their designs with you. I love this bright yellow dashiki
dress! The colours are perfect for summer and the lightweight material
is fantastic! My style has always been heavily influenced by other
cultures and climates. I really love that we live in a post-technology
world in which we can connect with companies and people across the
world. The Tanzanian fabrics and silhouettes are so gorgeous, and it is
so cool to me that we can now see them and wear them in North America, and also support people in the process!
is such a great organization, and I hope you consider
ordering something from them! If you have any questions about them, or
their clothes, feel free to ask! My favourite items from their
collection (other than my dashiki dress!) are shown in the photos