Razafindrabe Collections

Each purchase supports artisans and their local communities.

LOCATion: Madagascar

technique: Handwoven with natural materials

partners: since 2018

Razafindrabe Collections

Social enterprise Razafindrabe Collections works with artisans in Madagascar, the majority of whom are women. Most of these women have multiple children and have not previously had access to a formal education. Through their work, they can earn a sustainable income and participate in essential skill development opportunities. The artisans practice intricate weaving techniques using eco-conscious materials including raffia and aravola. With a commitment to the community at-large, Razafindrabe Collections also supports the local primary school with basic supplies and donates 10 percent of its profits to the lunch program.

Artisans locally source raffia leaves and sustainable materials from markets to create timeless pieces including baskets, bags, and clutches. Based on the color palette, the strands of raffia are dyed with natural powders, which is a process that can take up to three days. After the materials are dyed and completely air-dried, the artisans weave the raffia strands into the product. Once completed, these pieces are lined and finished with decorative accents based on the design and shape.

Each purchase supports artisans and their local communities.

LOCATED IN: Madagascar

Technique: Handwoven with natural materials

partners: since 2018

Razafindrabe Collections

Social enterprise Razafindrabe Collections works with artisans in Madagascar, the majority of whom are women. Most of these women have multiple children and have not previously had access to a formal education. Through their work, they can earn a sustainable income and participate in essential skill development opportunities. The artisans practice intricate weaving techniques using eco-conscious materials including raffia and aravola. With a commitment to the community at-large, Razafindrabe Collections also supports the local primary school with basic supplies and donates 10 percent of its profits to the lunch program.

Artisans locally source raffia leaves and sustainable materials from markets to create timeless pieces including baskets, bags, and clutches. Based on the color palette, the strands of raffia are dyed with natural powders, which is a process that can take up to three days. After the materials are dyed and completely air-dried, the artisans weave the raffia strands into the product. Once completed, these pieces are lined and finished with decorative accents based on the design and shape.

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