October 31, 2017
Join us at The Tillary Hotel on December 5th for
Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women African Bazaar Holiday Pop-Up
Women Helping Women is a Voss Foundation campaign that has raised over one million dollars through events around the world to help fund clean water access points and sanitation facilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Liberia, Swaziland, and Uganda.
At our events, Voss Foundation sells a beautifully curated collection of jewelry, accessories, home goods, and assorted crafts made in the countries where we work – many handmade by artisans who benefit directly from Voss Foundation’s WASH projects. (See photos and descriptions below.)
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
The Tillary Hotel
85 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Brooklyn, New York
Kindly RSVP by November 30th by clicking here.
Entry only guaranteed with RSVP
We would like to thank the following groups for co-hosting this special event with us:
We would also like to thank our sponsors:
What you can expect to find on December 5th:
MARIAMA CAMARA is a sustainable luxury brand by Mariama Camara inspired by her African heritage, international travels, and New York sensitivity. Born in the Republic of Guinea, Mariama is also a devoted humanitarian. She co-founded There Is No Limit Foundation in 2008. To date, the organization has impacted the lives of 15,500 people in the Republic of Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire. Mariama is also one of this year’s Women Helping Women honorees.
Gone Rural (Swaziland)
Gone Rural is a revolutionary leader in social enterprise. Started organically in the 1970s and officially registered in 1992, Gone Rural began as a series of local craft shops across Swaziland. Through these stores, Gone Rural saw an opportunity to use handmade crafts as a means to empower the women of Swaziland. Today, Gone Rural works with more than 770 artisans in 13 groups across the country.
Quazi Design (Swaziland)
Established in 2009, Quazi Design practices sustainable change and social impact, creating responsible and thoughtful products by transforming discarded magazines into original accessories and home decor. All of their products are hand made by local women, empowering them through skill sharing and a living wage. Quazi Design believes that craftsmanship and ethical production will prove to be a vital economic driver for Africa.
Sabahar Handmade Ethiopian Textiles
Sabahar produces uniquely designed, handmade cotton and silk textiles such as scarves, shawls, table linens, throws, and towels. Their products are entirely hand made in Ethiopia from natural fibers. Sabahar supports and trains artisans to apply their ancient skills to modern, fresh designs. By providing the bridge between the artisan and the global market, they provide reliable income for families.
Tsandza Weaving (Swaziland)
First established in 1979, Tsandza Weaving, formerly known as Rosecraft Weaving, is a social enterprise that produces high-quality products, hand woven in pure natural fibers by talented artisans in rural Swaziland. Tsandza offers women in this rural community the opportunity to “earn whilst they learn” by providing women without prior education and training the chance to learn this new trade. Tsandza currently works with around 60 women.
Ziya Kenya is a collective that provides designers and retailers with access to Kenya’s artisanal craftwork traditions. They work with small independent enterprises, enabling established artisans to expand their business and improve skills by bringing their craftsmanship to a global market. Many products are the result of collaborations with artisan groups from around the country and are produced entirely by hand using locally sourced materials.
For questions contact Mona Lipson,
Director of Strategic Advancement & Corporate Citizenship