Monday, November 29, 2010

Mushmina at Crafty Balboa Holiday!

 The dream of creating Mushmina, a company with a social mission, began with two sisters living and traveling in Morocco and Mali. In these countries artisans often work in their homes and have very few opportunities to generate income. They also have limited bargaining power in the local market and limited access to international markets. Despite these challenges, the artisans are full of ideas, spirit, and vision. They are the reason we started this company.
Our mission: Through the design and promotion of beautiful artisan products Mushmina creates a way to employ and empower people, particularly women. By purchasing our products you are adding a beautiful piece to your wardrobe and at the same time you are helping to support artisans and their livelihoods.

How we work: Mushmina focuses on building relationships and collaboration in order to promote mutual benefit. As Mushmina grows so do opportunities for women and artisans to promote their craft and support themselves and their families.

Our model: We believe that creating a profitable business is a sustainable path to economic development. We also believe in supporting capacity building through training and development. Mushmina is part of the international association, The Soukna Design Collective, and donates 5% of our profits to creating design workshops in the developing world. 

Mushmina will be at Crafty Balboa Holiday!
December 4, 2010
11am to 5pm
315 South Broad Street

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