Behind the Design: Our hand-embroidered products are made by the talented artisans of Ibaba Cooperative in Rutongo, Rwanda. The women of Rutongo first learned the art of hand embroidery from Belgian nuns in the 1970’s and built a flourishing workshop. But when the genocide erupted in 1994, the group was forced to disband. In 2011, French sisters Veronique and Pascale Gamard traveled to Rwanda and learned about the history of the women of Rutongo. Touched by their stories, Veronique and Pascale helped them come together and reopen their once prospering embroidery workshop. Today, the ladies of Ibaba are busy stitching their beautiful, lifelike hand-embroidery onto clothing, home décor, stuffed animals, and more.
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The artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world. Yet the majority of artisans are women who lack access to export markets, business skills, and the financial tools needed to run successful, global enterprises.
We are dedicated to changing that by investing 100% of our profits into education programs for the women who handcraft our products and youth in their communities. Since 2007, we've provided over 1,100 artisans and 250 young people in Rwanda & Ghana with employment opportunities, entrepreneurship training, and consistent access to the global export market.
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**Due to the handmade quality, some size and color variation may occur.
Your order will leave our facility via USPS within 1-2 business days of your purchase. All packages are shipped via USPS priority mail and should arrive within 3-6 business days after leaving our facility.
We want you to love our products as much as we do, that’s why if you are not completely satisfied we will gladly accept returns within 10 days of the arrival of your order. Please contact email@example.com and once we receive the returned order we will issue you a full refund. Please note that all shipping charges are non-refundable. Buyer is responsible for all return/exchange shipping costs. We reserve the right to deny a returned item should it no longer appear salable or does not meet our return standards.
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