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“Weaving hands of women in rural Mozambican communities.”

Made from natural, raw materials, such as grass fibre, seeds, bone, amber, and wood, Dathonga Designs’ delicate basket bags, bracelets and hats all have a story to tell. The brand was founded by Marcia Nancy in 2003 and every object Dathonga Design’s artisans produce in the southern Mozambican city of Inhambane is created by intertwining African traditional artisan knowledge with modern design. Each piece is made by hand by local women, using the traditional Sipatsi technique that combines basketwork and geometry symbols from the Tonga culture to brilliant effect.

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This brand empowers women by advocating for women leadership and creating a safe and fair work environment free of discrimination and harassment.
This brand works with highly skilled craftspeople, providing them with economic support while keeping ancient craft traditions alive. We select these brands based on their commitment to design, cultural preservation, social enterprise and community support.
A portion of proceeds from the sale of this product go towards disenfranchised groups that are specific to the brand’s social and cultural community.
This product was created with raw materials originating from plant life, animals or other materials of natural origin.

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