Osei-Duro : Sustainable Goodness
Osei-Duro is a one-time experiment of design and production in a completely unknown place: Ghana, West Africa. Osei-Duro was started by Maryanne Mathias and Molly Keogh as a way to create partnerships and encourages international and intercultural cooperation.
The brand is currently working with the Dzidefo Women’s Cooperative, which is sewing cooperative for women. Through the production of textiles, accessories, and children clothing Dzidefo Women’s Cooperative generates fair trade income as well as much needed daily essentials like food, medication and educational fees for families. Ten female members from Dzidefo work out of the Ryvanz-Mia Orphanage, in Kpando, Ghana.
The project has evolved into textile, based collections by taking traditional production techniques and bringing them into new shapes and form. Osei-Duro’s new spring summer collection features crochet, hand dyeing, batik and hand woven fabrics. The collection is lightweight, comfy, and perfect for outdoor-summer festivities. Online store.
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